Thursday, March 19, 2009

Acceptance

No, silly. I'm not talking about some kind of Oprah-esque realization that even when bad things happen they teach us something about ourselves, blah blah blah. Although I agree with that idea in theory, I am just not able to get to that point in less than a month.

What I'm talking about does sometimes seem a lot like an IVF cycle. You do everything you can, you go through all kinds of tests, you interview at all the places with the best reputations, you decide you're willing to spend an enormous amount of money in hopes that you'll get what you want in the end. It's a roll of the dice, and sometimes it seems like it only works out for people who don't even really care that much in the first place...

The private school admissions letters come out tomorrow.

3 comments:

Sky said...

It really is a very sad roll of the dice ultimately.

And given my need to control outcomes, I HATE that. Between the tests, surgeries, exams, financial investment (or debt) and extensive research, I always feel like I've done everything to ensure success (and I have) but YET, all I really did was stack the odds in my favor but, certainly, it's no slam dunk - it NEVER is. :(

Fashionably Infertile said...

I was just thinking the other night how much IVF is such a crap shoot. I don't understand though. Fertile women have sex, release 1 egg and get pregnant. We are transferring back 2-3 embryos and we don't get pregnant. I dont get it. Why is it so hard for some of us? Ughhhh. Why isn't it a crap shoot for fertiles. I hope you have a good weekend and thank you for all your support!

Lost in Space said...

Hope the letter brought great news for both you and your daughter.