Thursday, November 4, 2010

There will be Positive Friday

“In this moment, I’m struggling and I can’t do what I want to do, not only have I not had a good moment, I’ve missed the moment completely, just by standing outside the moment and judging it” ~ Michael J. Fox

Today I am crawling out of my pit of sadness and am going to force myself to find the positive. I might slide back into sadness or anger another time, but today I will make a few steps forward.

So here are the positives about today and our situation –

1. The good news about our diagnosis - 75% of males that have this surgery show an increase in sperm count and quality. As long as he is in that 75% than our chances will go from 0 or 2% up to 50%. I think a fifty percent increase is better than I would have expected.

2. My husband is a trooper. While at the doctor’s he just jumped up and said “so, when can we do it” when told that surgery is the answer.

3. I have a great support system of people around me that truly care and are doing their best to understand what we are going through and why I’m being such a butthead right now. This also includes some wonder bloggies that have given me such sweet and wonderfully uplifting comments over the last few weeks. Thank you so much ladies :)

4. Our chances of conceiving are slim to none right now, so we get to save money on OPKs and HPTs for the next few months.

5. Waiting a few months to conceive will mean I might miss a few of the really hot months for a due date.

6. I think I'm going to take this waiting time and be productive. I really need to get back into a workout schedule and hopefully I just use this to jump start it.

7. There is a new local cupcake place and today at lunch I picked up not one but two cupcakes to try. I adore cupcakes so this gave we a big smile today.

8. I'm lucky enough to live in TN and tomorrow tickets go on sale for the first Garth Brooks concert he has down here in 12 years. So I get to get up early in the morning, stand in line and buy tickets for my wonderful Mom.

So there you have it. I found some positives. Please take a moment to think of something positive for yourself and if you feel like sharing leave me a comment. Comments make me smile almost as much as cupcakes.


  1. Well done for finding all those positives Linday. My positive for today is that its the weekend!!! Yay :)

  2. Yay for "like" box! :-D

    Actually before that, yay for positive Friday! :-D

    You've already read my positive for the week! ;-)

  3. This definitely sounds like some positive hope. Always better when your husband is fully on board. Hopefully you can keep up the positive thoughts!

  4. It can be so hard to find anything positive during infertility. Kudos to you for doing so!!


  5. Found you via Jess @ A Greater Yes. I live in TN too! AND...LOVE...CUPCAKES!!!! :-) Would it happen to be Gi.Gi's?? Just thought I's stop by and say hi. I fought IF for 16 years. Finally became a mom via adoption. Our son just turned 4. He is amazing. The IF cup is still a bitter one for me sometimes. I am no longer ttc, but the pain of never being pregnant still nags at me often. At any rate, here's wishing you the best on your ttc journey!

  6. Jess and Rachell - thank you both for stopping by. I am indeed a huge fan of GiGi, thier chocolate icing is the best I've ever had :)

  7. Yes & Amen! We got our GiGi's this year, my husband is a govt/mil employee so he gets them for 1/2 price!!! Good AND bad! My absolute favorite is during Girl Scout cookie season: their Samoa cupcake. Amazing!!!