Sunday, January 23, 2011

My plan for stress relief

I know that the IVF cycle is going to stress me out and I want to avoid obsessing over it.  I'm therefore preparing a "kit" to help handle the stress: funny DVD's (I took "The Wire" off my Netflix queue for now and added a bunch of comedies and silly sitcoms), downloading lots of guided meditation podcasts, buying chocolates and other treats.  I will also go to acupuncture as often as needed in the next few weeks.  We planned a long weekend to Ireland and will be leaving about 3 weeks after "test day."  That way, we can either celebrate our success or drown our sorrows if it doesn't work.  Either way, it will keep my mind occupied.  My mom forwarded me this article, which says that laughter after your IVF transfer could increase your chances.  It's a good thing 30 Rock is back on - that show makes me laugh more than anything (except maybe Colbert!)

The Lupron is treating me well so far - no side effects that I've noticed.  I'll stop BCP's on Tuesday, then stims next week.


  1. I just found your blog from Ms. Mac and wanted to wish you luck :)

  2. Good luck! I love your ideas to keep the stress level down. I just wanted to mention that my RE says no chocolate because it can interfere with implantation? Might be worth asking about. ;-)