How am I?

Hey friends, first of all TGIF!! Second thank you to all of you who have recently reached out and asked “How are you”? I appreciate you thinking about me and Matt, because you don’t just wake up the next morning and forget everything, although I think some people must think that.

This is a weird question “How are You”…… I am ok. Just ok.
* Physically? I am feeling like myself…. about 2 weeks ago I noticed that the hormones and drugs must be out of my system because the dizziness has left and I feel like my old self again (Hello, welcome back migraines) This might be TMI but I just had my period again since this and that is good, my body is getting back to the normal cycle of things.

* Have Matt and I discussed moving forward? Yes, we finally had a talk about all of this… Matt doesn’t like talking about negative things but this is our life and I need it. We have made a decision, more like 1/2 a decision. We eliminated an option but now is not the time to share that because it is still raw within us. No, we are not doing anything currently to move forward right now but eliminating one direction is helpful.

* “How am I doing”? I am doing ok, I have thrown myself into planning this fun vacation next week and looking forward to meeting my friend Nicole in LA the following weekend for a girls getaway. It’s nice having somethings to look forward to!! Here is what is so hard……
We went from our soul focus for over 2 years was trying to have a baby to this… nothingness.
We went from 1 SOLID year of infertility treatments, shots, doctor appts to this….nothingness.

 During the past year each disappointment is pushed aside because literally days later you are starting another round or procedure and you need your focus to be positive…. SO now it seems like all of this is slowly creeping up on me. And it is doing so thru my old pal… ANXIETY. Somedays I am good but somedays it is so out of control I can’t take it. At night I can hear my heartbeat in my ears and my old pal the elephant is back to sitting on my chest. I literally cannot sleep right now without taking an over the counter sleep aid. The anxiety is unreal and it has been over 2 years since I have been on anything to control it, I had to get off everything to try to have a baby and now I am reluctant to start up taking things again. I don’t want to but I might have to. Anxiety is my bodies way of holding onto things and I can’t do anything about it. I am drowning a little in the “what should I do” phase but I dunno, thats the answer… I don’t know what to do about it.
Second I am still dealing with anger, anger towards “certain situations” that have arisen from this past year. You can forgive and try to move on but it changes things, permanently. I hate being so vague with you all because I am never like this but I have to be. My anger over issues I am afraid will result in me not being the same again towards certain things. Or people if you must know. It’s sad, because I am not that way but I just can’t …. I just can’t let is slide I guess would be a good phrase. ugh. moving on………..
Here is the jest of what I told Matt, this is 100% a death, this is the biggest life moment we have had together. We must both now find a way to mourn the life that could have been. Move on and Mourn the fact that we will NEVER have a biological child, and it is a death of “what could have been”. And it has to be processed but there isn’t a handbook per say on how to do this. We have to struggle in this and hopefully move on.
SO I guess that is how I am doing inside. Outside, I am ok. My favorite word, Ok. I am ok.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous
    September 23, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    Sending you hugs and more prayers. Prayers for your physical and mental health. I know you had so many while going through everything. They definitely will continue! I hope y'all enjoy your trip and spending time with your new friend in LA. I hope that one decision helped move forward even a little. There is no timetable on mourning and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise! No apology for being vague. Thank for sharing what you can, and letting us know how you are inside…and also if you can only verbalize ok.

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