Monday, September 21, 2015

A Turning Point

This week is a pretty important one in our house. We are leaving for San Antonio tomorrow for Kyle to have surgery. As most of you know this is for fertility purposes and we are hopeful that it will be a turning point in our journey. To be honest it could be THE turning point in this entire journey and that is exciting. 

As you all know I have been more than transparent when it comes to this journey but of course there are things that I don't share, that I do feel are personal. I have always tried to find a happy medium between not sharing and oversharing. There will never come a point where I stop sharing because I have been there before and it is not a fun place to be. Sharing our journey has brought me a sense of peace because it has opened my eyes to a community that I had no idea existed. 

With any journey you will encounter those who feel that how you are going about things isn't right. Throughout this journey I have had people tell me that running isn't healthy, going on vacations isn't right, or that I am sharing too much. I cannot let this journey consume every aspect of my life because if I do then I will miss out on so many other amazing experiences. We choose to embrace every moment that we have together and that is important to us. When it comes to the depression side of it I have been working very hard to get better, I cannot be afraid to live and I won't let anything stand in the way of that. Everyone's journey is unique and it's important to do what is best for yourself and your situation.

Infertility is all about timing, timing of treatments, timing of blood tests, etc and there will always be waiting involved. No two journeys are alike and ours is unique to us because our circumstances are unique. We are choosing to exhaust every option we possibly can, we have done everything from timed intercourse to IUI and those were experiences that have given us a lot of information. Again, these are choices that we have made that have been the best for us. 

I will likely be somewhat off the grid this week taking care of Kyle and focusing on this very important step in our journey. We are hopeful that this is the beginning of something amazing.

I hope you all have a very wonderful week!

36 comments:

  1. Good luck! Praying for you guys!

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  2. Praying for you! And you know what I've come to learn? People are going to always have opinions about everything we're doing. So we might as well be doing what we feel is right for us. I think you are brave for being honest, and I know your blog offers so much support and comfort to those who are traveling the same journey. Keep doing you. Lots of love!

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  3. Thinking of you and praying for you and Kyle!!!

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  4. Good luck with everything! Fingers crossed all goes well and as expected. I'm excited for you two in what though can mean for your journey. I completely agree with you in that you can't stop living. It can become all consuming at points when your life revolves around appointments and tests. Remembering that is no easy task.

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  5. Thinking of you guys and hope all goes well!

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  6. I'll be thinking of you guys!! Hope everything turns out as you want! But, let me back up a sec.. "running isn't healthy"and "going on vacations isn't right" WTF?!!?!? Who in their right mind? I must be extremely unhealthy and completely wrong then!!! :)

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  7. Sending good thoughts your way and prayers for a quick surgery for Kyle!

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  8. Praying for you and Kyle this week!!

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  9. Praying for y'all!!! Please text me if you need anything/need to vent. I can't relate, but I can listen!

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  10. Good luck doll!!
    And everyone says everything. Opinions are like assholes and you know the rest. I believe in fate. I never thought I'd get married and there I was getting married at 38. It will happen!! You will have a baby. I believe it!!

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  11. Thoughts and prayers to you dear friend. And for Kyle, of course! Sending you happy vibes and a big hug!

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  12. Here's hoping for an uncomplicated surgery & a quick recovery

    Lauri

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  13. You know that I am rooting for you, Jen!! Hugs and best of luck. And wishing Kyle all the best with his surgery.

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  14. I hope everything goes well and that it is a wonderful outcome for your family :)
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  15. Prayers are you with you and Kyle, my friend...! Send news when you can!! xx

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  16. Thinking of you both this week for sure! Fingers crossed that this is the turning point in your journey!

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  17. You keep doing "you" Jen! You are doing great and I have great admiration for you and the relationship you and Kyle have ins spite of your struggles. My prayers are with him, for a great recovery and for great news!

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  18. Keeping you both in my thoughts! Big hugs on this important day of your journey. xo

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  19. I'll be thinking of you guys and sending up lots of prayers. *HUGS*

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  20. Praying for Kyle and the drs in his surgery and you as well. I wish the best for both of you. Thanks for sharing your journey with us, your readers and friends. Take care on your trip and will look forward to your stories when you get back! Hugs!

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  21. Prayers for a successful surgery and easy recovery for him. I will be thinking about you guys a lot this week and I have such a good feeling that this is THE turning point you've been waiting for!

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  22. I will be praying for you guys!!!! ((HUGS))

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  23. Thinking of you! Good luck to Kyle!!!!!

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  24. Sending warm thoughts and will be thinking about you and Kyle! Lots of hugs!

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  25. Only you know what is right for you. . . Although, anyone that says running or vacations are bad needs to crack a book. The ignorance can be astounding and word so hurtful. Lots of positive thoughts both of you ways that this is the first step in great things to come!

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  26. Good luck! I'm praying all goes well and that his recovery goes smoothly as well!

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  27. Good luck in San Antonio! And don't let the meanies get you down, I think you're handling this journey very gracefully.

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  28. Sending prayers for both of you! I hope everything goes smoothly!

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  29. I hope everything worked out perfectly!!

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