Thursday, October 1, 2009

Music Therapy

Feeling down today. I am not getting the growth that I wanted, and it is freaking me out. My lead follicles are only 11, when they were 10 on Monday and today is Thursday (CD 12). The many others I have have grown to 10. I don't have results of my estrogen level yet, or instructions on what to do next, waiting for that phone call. I am guessing my estrogen is still low, looking at the ultrasound. They keep mentioning about how I have so many follicles. I already know I have a lot, hence the polycystic ovary syndrome! I don't need them to keep telling me that, it makes me feel like I am a freak or something. I need encouragement from them-is that so hard to ask?
So today when I was home, I put my iPod on and put some music in my ears. I find it therapeutic to walk, dance or sing to some of my favorite songs. Some songs you can't help but move to. It changes your mood a bit maybe even for just a little while. I think I should do that more often. It blows off some steam so it doesn't wear on you physically, which is a big problem for me. Plus I don't want to make anyone else feel miserable.
I was asking God what to do today because I feel like I have to do something (or maybe not do something) to make these stupid things grow. But is trusting Him mean I don't do anything about it? That's been a big question I have had for years now. In infertility, what does trusting God with your situation mean? Does it mean you wait and not do anything and hope for the best (just like those precious infertile women in the Bible)? Or does it mean you do everything in your power to make it happen, including ART? Did God invent ART?
The control freak in me wants to do something, it helps with the waiting too I think. But am I angering God in doing that? Is it showing a lack of faith, which is something He is not too fond of? Maybe if I fast, I will feel like I am doing something and it's spiritual-but is that the wrong attitude to fast in? All of that mind twisting self talk is driving me a little bonkers. Sometimes I don't even want to pray because I can't get a straight answer on what to do, and that's what I want to know most of all-which is so frustrating!

I made an appointment to do infertility acupuncture tomorrow. I decided to do something and see if it helps. It makes the human side of me feel better. Plus I have had acupuncture before, and believe it can make a difference. It magically brought on periods for me before, maybe it can help bring a baby too. I will pray when I am getting needled. Maybe that will make the spiritual side of me feel better. ha ha!


  1. I have questioned, and been asked the same thing. Infertility is a disease, and I try to think of it as that. If you were diagnosed with cancer, would it not be trusting in God to get chemo? Should you not do any treatments and sit back and wait for God to heal you?
    I don't know. I think it's something only you can know. If you feel deep in your heart that Gos wants you to wait, then that is your answer.
    Good luck and God bless...

  2. I'm so sorry you're feeling down. :(

    ((hugs)) and I hope those follicles keep growing!

  3. I like watching you dance! Remember 100% Pure Love by Crystal Waters? I have it on my iPod and I have memories of you dancing like a chicken to it! You should try it! That would lift my spirits!!! :)

  4. So sorry you aren't getting the results you were hoping for. Glad the music was a spirit lifter!! Have a great acupuncture appointment!

  5. I agree with LM. Infertility is a medical condition much like any others. You wouldn't tell someone to forgo treatment for another medical condition because they should trust in God instead. I actually don't like the phrase "trust in God" because that phrase (to me) kinda implies God is moving us around like chess pieces. Instead I pray to have God's peace in my heart to recognize that God's message is bigger than the trials in my life.