Oh the two week wait. What can I say about it that hasn't been said before? Not much. It's a rare form of torture for all women, but those who have invested so much - money, sweat, blood, tears (did I mention money?!) into fertility treatments there's SO much riding on those few days. My heart breaks for those women who know this is their last cycle. I can't imagine all of the additional emotions those circumstances drum up. I'm so very thankful to know that we have 2 frozen embryos in the bank. However, that doesn't stop the yearning for this cycle to be successful. It doesn't take away the ache in my heart or the emptiness in my arms. And it certainly doesn't guarantee us a take home baby of our own.
It's amazing to me that one event (IVF) can create such a conflicting, confusing mass of emotions. Each day I'm filled equally with excitement and hope, fear and despair, worry and peace. But really when you think about it what other event has stakes this high? Yes, planning a wedding can be exciting and stressful. But the outcome is known regardless of what happens during the planning. At the end of the allotted time, ready or not, there will be a wedding. The same could be said for a career change or even the loss of a job. Although stressful, if persistent you WILL eventually find another job. It might not be your dream job, or you may have to take a pay cut but I truly believe if you try hard enough you can find employment. Infertility doesn't care how hard you "try". You can put tens of thousands of dollars towards treatment, have the very best doctors and labs, the very best quality embryos, but there's no guarantee. At the end of the road the outcome is unknown and uncontrollable. We've always been taught that if you work hard enough, want something bad enough, and never give up it will happen. But I know in my heart I couldn't want this any more, couldn't "try" any harder, and that I've done everything in my power to succeed and still - no guarantee.
Today I am 7dp5dt. I've had some cramping, which we all know could be good or could be bad. My boobs are bigger and sore, but that could easily be from the progesterone. That's about all I have going on. According to Dr. Google implantation should be complete and HCG should start to enter the blood stream. Every time I feel the doubt or worry overwhelming me I'm trying to stop and pray. But right now and for the next 2 days there's absolutely no way to know what's happened to our little one. So one's left wonder Am I or Aren't I? I am praying with everything I have that I AM.