Saw this and thought I would share hope it goes to the site correctly
I will also share that my therapist yesterday gave me an acronym to use to work on this and coping methods using accept Activity- distract yourself Contribute- help others Compare- yourself to worse situations never better Emotion- disrupt the negative emotion by thinking of a happy one Postpone- pause emotion, write it down and come back to it when you are calmer Thought- disrupt the thought by doing something else like working on a math problem or counting something Sensation- don't focus on the anxious or worrying thought focus on five senses by eating, smelling, holding etc
waiting sucks no matter what. I have learned though this whole journey though that much of the infertility "game" is about waiting. You're waiting for test results, you're waiting on monitoring results, you're waiting during the 2WW, you're waiting for beta, waiting waiting waiting.
When we first started with medicated cycles I remember thinking OMG this waiting is the worst. Then once we started with IUI I was like ok the medicated cycle waiting wasn't bad... but now with IVF it's way more waiting than I've ever had and I realize how little "waiting" there actually was with medicated cycles (no offense to anyone). It's hard to keep yourself sane but I agree with the article about keeping busy, hobbies and now with the holiday's I'm spending more time working on menu's, decorating the house etc.