Thursday, 29 October 2009

Ten things I learnt yesterday

  1. The reason the packet of Giant Chocolate Buttons is resealable is because if you eat them all in one go, you end up feeling very sick.
  2. Realising that this is going to happen when you're halfway through the packet doesn't make you stop eating if there isn't someone there physically yanking the packet out of your hand.
  3. Going on Facebook and reading half a dozen people's whinges about what time-sucking and badly-behaved parasites their children are doesn't help you to feel any better about a failed IVF cycle.
  4. I still have enough self-control not to have responded to those whinges with my own little rant, despite really really wanting to.
  5. Realising the symptoms are not caused by pregnancy doesn't make them go away.
  6. When the universe decides to crap on you, it doesn't do things by halves. The BFN was not the only crappy news I got yesterday.
  7. It's a good job my boss is so understanding, because knowing I'm not pregnant hasn't made it any easier to concentrate on my work than suspecting I wasn't pregnant did.
  8. Some people will burble on about how tragically short life is after the death of a 95-year-old, and I find it hard to sympathise with their loss simply because of the way they've expressed it.
  9. I'm not as nice a person as I'd like to be (see 8 above).
  10. And just to end on a positive note - normal tea with caffeine in it tastes considerably better than Redbush tea.


  1. Rules to live by - I hope the other crappy news wasn't too bad :/

    I quite agree about the tea. Ordinary tea knocks rooibos into a small cocked hat. I make rooibos for the boys and for some of my friends, but I Do Not Drink It. And considering how little caffeine is actually in tea and the fact that they've said up to three cups of coffee a day is actually perfectly safe in pregnancy, I don't think you should have to drink it ever again. So There :)XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  2. Your ability to write so wittily when you're feeling so blue is impressive. I'm truly gutted for you and your DH - nothing else I can apart from the usual cliches. Thinking of you, S aka Coco xxx xxx

  3. I have to agree with Coco -- you have such a way of being wry even in the darkest of times.

    Sending you a big, comforting hug and wishing I could do something fast forward this time of healing for you so that you felt better immediately.

  4. Only just found this blog but I am finding it incredible to read through all your experiences and highs and lows so I wanted to thank you for the insight!

  5. the universe is a craphole sometimes, sorry you are having to deal with other stuff on top of the BFN. It's strange because I've been where you are too many times to recall but I still don't know the 'right' thing to say. How can you possibly put into words the horribleness of a BFN? How do you arrange words in a comment so it eases the pain of a BFN? I don't know, and I guess that just goes to show how huge these things are... too big for words. I'm just so sorry you have to go through this and echo what the others have said about your positive spirit, you seem to be coping so well.