[quote=Wishfor1more]Hi guys! I’m a 5th grade teacher in a public school; I have 25 students (yikes) and a very stressful job. For the fresh cycle I just completed last month, I did bloodwork and ultrasounds before school. It was tough because I had to rush my 5 year old out the door and drop her at the neighbor’s early, drive to the clinic while eating in the car, and hope they were on time. All except once, I made it to school only about 5 minutes late. Luckily, none of the ultrasounds fell on a weekday (I only had one actually, on a Sunday) and the bloodwork takes all of 1 minute. I never told my principal what was going on and will try not to for the FET next month or if there is another IVF in my future (not likely due to money, though if the FET doesn’t work who knows how I’ll feel?). I just don’t trust him and the secretary also likes to talk! :rolleyes: There are many women teachers here who have gone through/are going through IVF and told the principal, though. I have told 4 trusted co-workers, one of whom I work closely with. It helped to have her because she knew why I was hormonal and whacked out for a month. Elementary schools are notorious for gossipy behavior so I want to be quiet as much as I can!
I hate the fact that the clinic can’t/won’t do blood and u/s in the afternoons. As a teacher, I could fly out of here at 3 and do it then and not impact my day. It’s hard! I’m trying to keep the stress level down for the FET and worrying about appointments doesn’t help, though going through a FET is FAR less time consuming than a fresh, from what I hear. I’m convinced that stress did not help me with the failed cycle I just had!!
Snagel, so sorry about your negative. I was following your stats as you posted on the study thread. This is so tough and it makes me angry that we have to go through this stress. You deserve a BFP with your next cycle. Is your protocol changing at all?
Nice to meet you all, fellow teachers!! [/quote]
Thank you for thinking of me! This has been extremely tough, emotionally, but I am going to try again! I have a meeting with my RE on Friday to discuss my next protocol. I think I am going to do the Estrogen Priming Protocol. The disappointment over and over again is just so difficult. Oh, and my sister decided to tell me she’s pregnant (she told me two days after my BFN). She’s probably only five weeks total, so she could have waited! I cried for 3 solid days!!! I felt like I was having a nervous breakdown!
I can understand the frustration of not being able to go after school. Sorry about your failed cycle…hopefully your FET will be great!!! Best of luck!