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December 4th, 2009, 11:10 AM
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I can't think clearly. All I can think about is starting my injections. Then I sit and think what if something goes wrong at the next ultrasound. Then it is what if I get halfway through and I overstimulate... or don't stimulate enough... or don't make enough eggs... or they don't fertilize... and then there is the two week wait...

This is killing me. I need to get SOMETHING accomplished besides spinning in circles in my head.
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December 4th, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Wow, I can relate to this one! When I was going through IVF it was really all consuming. I've been through 9 cycles in total (3 fresh and 6 frozen) and I quickly had to come up with a bit of a coping mechanism before I went insane. So, what I did was only allowed myself to focus on the next step and not 2, 3 or more steps down the road. So if injectibles is the next thing you do, you think only about that and getting through that, then worry about the u/s, then worry about the 2ww, etc.. This really helped with me not only in not getting overwhelmed, but in staying focused.

As for trying to get other things done, that's not so easy. Even though I only focused on one thing, I was pretty obsessive and googled the crap out of whatever I had going on at the time. So I really have no good advice there.

Good luck to you!!
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December 4th, 2009, 01:24 PM
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So, what I did was only allowed myself to focus on the next step and not 2, 3 or more steps down the road. So if injectibles is the next thing you do, you think only about that and getting through that, then worry about the u/s, then worry about the 2ww, etc.. This really helped with me not only in not getting overwhelmed, but in staying focused.
That is really, really great advice. It is easy to look ahead and be freaked out by all the possibilities, but once you get into it, it really does go quite quickly.

As far as getting anything done, I still don't know the answer to that question. Looking at JM/Google/baby stuff/maternity clothes/etc. is much more fun than work, so I am struggling to accomplish things even now that IVF is over
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December 4th, 2009, 02:05 PM
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TTC with MA tends to consume my thoughts.

I think that is fabulous advice about taking it one step at a time. I tend to get WAY ahead of myself; for example, I am in the 2WW now and I've been stressing/semi-panicking about whether we should do another inject cycle w/TI, whether we should do an inject cycle with an IUI or should I just wait to start b/c for the Jan/Feb IVF cycle. I literally worked myself up into a frenzy about these possibilities and here I am, I don't even know if THIS cycle worked, and I am already planning the next one!

One step at a time...breathe....
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December 4th, 2009, 02:11 PM
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I'm in the same boat as Melissa - first I obsessed over MA, now I obsess over the baby! I don't really have any advice on how to stop obsessing, I just wanted you to know that it is very normal and you're not alone!
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December 4th, 2009, 02:13 PM
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Oh, holy cow. Patti. We're supposed to get stuff done? I had NOOOO idea!!!

I like Gillian's idea. I also have a to-do list and I MAKE myself complete them before I can get on-line or do anything that has anything to do with MA. It doesn't ALWAYS work, but heck, it works most of the time! The holidays are coming, too, so you can probably come up with a few things to keep you busy! That's what I'm also banking on
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