We have had the most awesome outpouring of support from our family and friends during the IVF process. They have supported us financially by buying my crocheted goods from my Etsy store. My mom even donated money to us to help because she is just that kind of mom. And everyone asks how we are doing and tells us how excited they are every time we get together.
The problem is, I am kind of regretting telling everyone.
Please don't misunderstand. The support is incredible, and having people to talk to about the process has helped a lot. They even ask all the nitty gritty details, which I actually love to talk about. But now, I feel like we will be letting down so many people if this doesn't work. Those that don't live in the infertile world don't understand that IVF is not a sure thing. They don't follow blogs that are filled with stories of loss and sadness. That tell stories of people having to do numerous IVF cycles before getting their bundle of joy. And although I try to stay positive, I also know the real statistics. That although my clinic has a 76% success rate, that means 24% of cycles fail.
Now everyone knows the timeline we are on for this cycle. They know when to expect good or bad news...except they are all expecting good news. It's science! How could it not work, right? I don't want to let anyone down...
Sorry for sounding like a Negative Nancy. I just had to get those thoughts out so that I can focus on only thinking positive thoughts about our transfer tomorrow.