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At eight am this morning we were sitting in a conference room with five other fertility challenged couples and one instructor. We were learning, step by (painful) step, how this will go down. I had been warned that this would be boring. It was not boring. It was stressful. I think the word fear best describes my feelings throughout the entire two hours. Did they really need to include tiny needle pictures on so many slides or mention how they could give me horse tranquilizers during the egg retrieval to deal with my anxiety! Funny enough the one thing that really stuck out in my mind was the fact that I cannot have any nail polish on the day of the retrieval. How so very strange.
Sitting in the car leaving the clinic I did have a bit of a hysterical moment. It was bound to happen.
All was not lost. We headed to the glebe (trendy neighbourhood in Ottawa) for some breakfast and shopping. In a very strange turn of events, I am now shopping again.. nothing crazy.. but I have been told to reward myself in these trying times.
Next up... trying to keep it together mentally and trying to physically relax.