Originally Posted by biomama
BurtsGirl, welcome! I have also looked into RESOLVE, but haven't been to a meeting. I'm thinking about going next month if we are unsuccessful again.
I'm feeling better today, but that's probably because I was distracted at work. I'm starting to be much more worried about money though. The IUIs are do-able each month, though they are a strain. I just can't imagine the financial toll of IVF... I hope we don't have to, but I want to mentally prepare. We are already starting to tighten up and spend less, and will have to institute a major savings plan if we have to do IVF. Sigh...
Biomama, I highly recommend resolve meetings, if not for anything else than to have a place to let it all hang out. I feel like I hold my breath a lot but in my meeting it's a much needed release.
Also money is always an issue in IF but it sounds like you guys are taking it in stride and good for you for planning to having a savings plan in place. We're in the same spot, if we have to do an IVF we'll have to take 4-5 months off from TTC in order to save up for it. I wish insurance would cover it.
Originally Posted by poetgirl
I did something today that maybe I shouldn't have. This woman from Nepal called the Mother of Ayurveda (because she was the first woman in the world to be an ayur. practicioner) was in Berkely
What do you think?
poetgirl, I don't know anything about Ayurveda but after googling it, it looks like it's an Indian version of TCM. Not sure if they are the same but I have to agree with biomama that it doesn't sound like she got enough information from you to make a complete diagnosis. Did she look at your tongue? How much time was spent in the appointment with you talking about your treatment, health, diet, etc? Those are all really important. My acupuncturist made a diagnosis after the first meeting but she did a lot of listening, took my pulse on both hands, and asked a ton of questions. She also tweaks it every so often because things are starting to get better and improve. I think you're correct in not putting too much power into it. Take from it what you feel you need and leave the rest.
AAM: I had the best acupuncture appt yesterday. She so excited about my chart which looks so beautiful, gradual, and rolling instead of sharp, spiky points. This is our fourth month in acup. and I've seen some definite changes in my body and outlook. So her excitement was exciting! Last month I had a mega increase in EWCM and this month my temps are looking so easy and flowing. I told her I almost thought my thermometer was broken. She said my pattern has changed now and did points with the needles that we've never hit before. I told her my hopes were getting kind of high this month but that I was trying to keep them in check. She said hope is good but instead of hoping for a baby, focus on knowing your body better, knowing/feeling when you O even without the OPKs and keeping you chart flowing. So that's what I plan to do. I'm normally always focusing on the end result and apparently that's not always a good thing, especially when the BFN or AF comes. We've been working on trying to stay in the present and focus on the journey not the result. It's hard, I wont lie, but it's getting easier. At times I'm so scared this is all a hoax and my chart will start flipping out any minute or all the good signs we've seen are just a fluke but I'm trying to stay calm and relaxed about it all and take it one day at a time.
Hope everyone has a good day!