Friday, October 23, 2009

The Quote

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
~ Frank A. Clark

I was cleaning out my desk at work yesterday, and stumbled across this quote written down on a post it note.

Funny how things just pop up when you need them, no?

As I read it, I realized that I came across it almost 2 years ago, and jotted it down. I was in a big transition in my career at the time, and had just suffered my 4th loss. The quote spoke to me then, and still does today.

I needed to read it, let it rumble around in my brain, really think about it.

No matter what the outcome of this cycle is, I need to not give up. I can't control how my body responds to the drugs, whether the embies (I hope!) we get implant, and I sure can't control whether my body accepts a pregnancy for the long haul.

So much of this, heck, LIFE, is out of our control.

And if it does work?

It will be all the sweeter because of the obstacles I've had to overcome.


I can NOT thank all of you enough for your support.

Dr. Hope called yesterday afternoon.

We've upped my folli.stim up to 150iu's twice a day. Yay, 3 shots a day! Can you feel the sarcasm?

I've been feeling some twinges in the left side of my abdomen today.

Here's hoping we see MANY follies on Monday.


  1. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! Though I am not envious of the 3 shots a day.

  2. Good luck at the appointment on Monday. Hope you see lots of follicles :)

  3. Three shots! Maybe you can make some serious art on your stomach. I tried to make a smiley face but I failed! Have a great weekend and good luck on Monday.

  4. what an excellent quote!!!

    gah for 3 shots, but hopefully they will give you lots and lots of embies!!

  5. Hello from a fellow IFer and ectopic expert...i wish with all my hart this cycle will work for you. Much love, Fran


  6. Call it fate, call it coincidence, call it karma, whatever. I think things (such as this quote you found) are placed in front of us when we need it the most because of a need we put out in the universe. Not sure where you stand on God and faith, but it's kind of like a hand delivered answer to a prayer. God saying "yep, I hear you, and this is what you have to remember". I love that quote, and I'm glad it has brought you some peace with this struggle. It reminds me of something my Great-Aunt Effie (greatest woman that ever lived, and I miss her soooo much!) used to say: Nothin' worth having was ever quick or easy. It's so true. Sometimes I just have to remind myself that I'm not the one in control, and that if it's worth it, it's probably going to take a lot of work to get it (whatever "it" turns out to be). You are will be that much sweeter and so much more appreciated when this process does work for you.
    Blech on the 3 shots a day...but just keep your eye on the goal and remember that you are a wonderful mother doing everything it takes for her child...even though that child has yet to be conceived. :) Sending lots of peace and love your way.

  7. Hey sweetie,
    that is such an awesome quote. I totally agree with you yes it is out of your control but I will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you. I hope the 3 shots a day doesn't suck too much!

  8. Really rooting for a great follicle count on Monday - loads of luck!

  9. All the best for Monday!

    I love the quote!!!

  10. Oh the twinges could mean a positive sign. Hope your Monday appointment goes well. Will add another quote to your collection and that says:

    Try hard to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.

    All the best.

  11. Good luck! I'm thinking about you!

  12. Great quote. Wishing you luck with this cycle.

  13. I hope you get many follicles, then many embryos, then one baby. Good luck with this cycle!!

    Creating a Family

  14. Wishing you lots of luck (and follies) Monday:-)

  15. hoping there are many follicles on monday! i love that quote.


  16. I love that quote! The one I've used to help myself "get through" is Robert Frost: "The best way out is always through" I'll have to add yours to my list. :)


  17. GREAT quote! Thanks for sharing.

    (Oh and sorry about the shots. Owie.) I guess you could just think of them as just a few more obstacles, but I'm not sure if that lessens the sting or not.

    Good luck on Monday!

  18. Dude, I am so sorry. Seriously, could this suck anymore? I remember crying almost everytime I left the RE's during our IVF I cried. I hope today shows lots o' follies!

  19. Late to the party - but sending growing follie vibes to your ovaries. I am sorry you are still having to stick yourself. It sucks

  20. Here from ICLW.

    That quote is amazing...thanks for sharing it.

    And I wish you the best in everything going forward.