Monday, July 30, 2012

Seeking Professional Help

Hello All!

I hope you had a good weekend.  Today's topic is about, you guessed it, "Seeking Professional Help".  What are your feelings on that?  I decided it was finally time.  I've never been to any kind of professional therapy or counseling so I really didn't know what to expect.  I made the decision to go because I am hoping to continue to find healthy ways to cope with infertility. 

I had a referral from my RE to an IF specific psychologist and I'm glad I picked someone who knows about IF (even if I have to drive a little bit extra).  In fact, she has dealt with it herself and came out on the other side.  What was great was that not only did she understand the emotional side of it, she is very familiar with the terminology, testing and treatments.  I couldn't imagine going to see someone who would need everything explained to them about what is an IUI or FSH.  In fact, she asked to make sure I had all the testing done that I should have.  Anyways, I'm interested to see how that goes and hopefully it will help.

Dealing with IF anxiety is a little bit different then dealing with regular anxiety and stress.  You can't always avoid the things that are making you stressed or anxious if you want to continue to try and have children.   Anyways, I will keep you posted on how this goes!  We are currently still in limbo waiting for the laparoscopy procedure at the end of August and will not be doing any treatment until that time other than au natural!

On a side note, I wanted to thank those of you who have reached out to me over the past few weeks.  I have received a lot of support from some unexpected places.  It means a lot to me to hear from you.  It never occurred to me when I started writing this blog that so many people would take the time to sit down and read about my life.  I find it amazing that this month alone I have had over 1,000 page views.  You guys are incredible.  Thank you again for all the prayers that have been sent up to heaven.  I know God is listening and he will answer in His time, but every little bit helps!

Julie

2 comments:

Amber said...

I nominated you for an award. It's on my page so come on over and check it out :)

Lilly said...

that is awesome that you found someone to talk to! I have a therapist for my OCD stuff - but she's not all that familiar with IF...