Tuesday, July 6, 2010
A Talk With My Acupuncturist
That question? What are my chances that this is going to work?
He said my chances are very good and gave me a 70% chance of carrying to term with my own eggs if I follow his instructions and do exactly what he says. That means taking my herbs religiously 3x a day everyday and attending weekly acupuncture appointments. It also means eating shellfish, minimizing my caffeine, alcohol and spicy food intake. While this is great news and a better prognosis than western medicine has given me of carrying to term with my own eggs he also said that this is my last chance. If this doesn't work he will not be able to help me. I left the office feeling very hopeful but also nervous. Is this really my last chance? I'm only 30 years old! How could I be running out of time to carry a pregnancy successfully and give birth?
I hate that I'm only 30 years old but feel so much older than that due to my fertility issues. It makes me feel ancient! Like I should have started trying for a baby earlier. I started trying when I was 26! I thought that was early enough. I just wish I could be like every other 30 year old woman out there who wants to continue to grow her family. Still I am holding on to that glimmer of hope I have inside me that this will work. Time to go take some more herbs! LOL