2018- it's gonna get real AF
As we inch towards a new year, I am filled with mixed emotions. We took the ENTIRE year off from fertility treatment after a particularly disheartening 2016. Barren Betty and the Hot Nuts traveled the world to refocus and replenish our lost and broken souls.
We watched the great Lionel Messi play at Camp Nou, drank out of coconut shells at a secret password only bar (pictured above), drank cava in Catalonia, sipped chocolate at Angelina’s in Paris, ran a WINE MARATHON in Bordeaux, sipped champagne in Epernay, and Hot Nuts even got to go on a solo trip to Austria (for work) and managed to taste some authentic schnitzel and bring back some chocolates. We had a great year, our relationship is stronger than ever, but our problem still remains. We are still Barren Betty and the Hot Nuts, a multiply- involved-infertile (but all loving) couple. No matter where we were in the world, we were still painfully aware that we were without a child and incapable of creating one.
I’m sure you all know the feeling- it’s impossible to truly forget that you can’t have a baby when it’s the only thing you want in life. Even when you are sipping wine and eating cheese- two of our favorite pastimes- seated outside of a café on the cobblestoned streets of MontMartre on the most beautiful fall day.
2018 will be different- it will be more real. No trips planned, only surgeries and IVF treatment. We are kicking the year off on January 2nd with the removal of my tennis ball sized uterine polyp. The only negative to this is that I can no longer refer to myself as, “Polyp Princess” when feeling sorry for myself to Hot Nuts. We then start our IVF cycle on February 1st, 2018 . . .yikes. I am feeling rested and recharged from 2017 and hope to bring this energy forward into the New Year as I am going to need every ounce of positivity I can hang onto.
BB’s- Have you ever taken time off? What do you do to take your mind off of fertility struggles?