Today on Fertility Authority, I am sharing on the five stages of grief and how to forgive yourself when fertility treatment doesn’t go as planned. This was a hard topic to write on, but it flowed from the heart. Please check it out and consider sharing it on social media. These posts are helping me earn extra funds to cover the twice-weekly follicle ultrasounds I’ve been having. Every page view adds up!
The Five Stages of Grief and Learning to
Forgive Yourself When Fertility Treatment
Doesn’t Go As Planned
It was my 23rd day of Follistim. I had just finished my 5th ultrasound of the cycle, and was still waiting on my 6th estrogen lab results. Things weren’t looking good. My three leading follicles were gone, and my lining decreased from 10mm to 4mm. The long walk from the ultrasound room, to the elevator, to the parking lot, to my car… was sad. I think I held my breath the whole way to my car, and I could feel my heart beat hard with every step I took on the cold, wet pavement. I felt like my lungs were about to burst. I could feel the tears welling up inside, and if they weren’t going to come out of my eyes as I held them back, they were definitely going to come out of every pore on my body. I got into the car, put my head on the steering wheel, and wept.