8 things to remember when everything goes wrong

Please send some positive, healing vibes to my husband. He is slowly recovering on the couch at home. I’m doubting there will be anything new to watch on Netflix by the time he goes back to work. 🙂 The swelling has gone down, but it’s still got a long ways to go. Yesterday was probably his most painful day. The recovery process makes him feel uncertain about the decision to have surgery. Let’s just say it ain’t a pretty picture right now. I keep telling him everything will be fine once it’s healed.

To give him ample time to recover, we’ve decided to extend our fertility break to 2, maybe even 3 months. We are still meeting with the RE next Monday to discuss next steps.

The break is nice, but just when the waters seem calm, life always slaps you across the face with something else. Translation: More family drama. I’m praying for the peace I was so hoping for during this period, but I know the strength we gain from these experiences is valuable as well.

One of my best friends just shared this link on Facebook: 8 things to remember when everything goes wrong

Yes, Facebook does offer some good – hence the reason I haven’t deleted my account yet. I love the positive, inspirational messages you can find on there. 

The advice within the article can definitely be applied to our fertility journeys.

The last part of the article offers this daily TO-DO list:

  1. Think positively.
  2. Eat healthy.
  3. Exercise today.
  4. Worry less.
  5. Work hard.
  6. Laugh often.
  7. Sleep well.

Starting today, I’m going focus on this and I’m going to challenge my husband to as well.


16 thoughts on “8 things to remember when everything goes wrong

  1. Great list! I would also add pray often and spend quiet time with God daily. It has helped me TREMENDOUSLY!! I’m praying for a speedy recovery for him. Ouchies!



  2. Ah, I’m sorry lady and I am sending healing thoughts his way. The boy parts are so very sensitive but once the swelling goes down, it’ll be so much better. And he will be so happy that he did it. I hope the kitty is doing well with the doggies too!!


  3. So sorry for your husband 😦 Hopefully it’ll all be worth it soon. We are on a break together bc we are not trying until May.. I’ll write a post about it later. I’m so happy you are looking at the positives here and, yes FB does have some good qualities too. 🙂 sending prayers for strength and positivity your way.


  4. Great list!! I need to bookmark that too. Sorry hubby is having a tough time with the healing process. I can imagine it’s pretty painful! Thinking of you guys!!


  5. Thank you so much for sharing this link. I hope your husband’s recovery is quick. Anytime my husband has had to recover from anything, he swears that homemade chocolate chip cookies speed up recovery.


  6. Those are 8 pieces of good advice! As for hubs, remind him that you will have your turn when you push something the size of a watermelon out of a hole the size of a lemon–but it’ll all be worth it 🙂 I do hope he feels better soon and forgets the pain quickly, and props to you for being his support. XO


  7. Makes me think of the “5 simple rules for Happiness”
    1. Free your heart from hatred
    2. Free your mind from worries
    3. Live simply
    4. Give more
    5. Expect less

    I have the first one tattooed on the front of my shoulder 🙂


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