Tuesday, 14 April 2009

In which I try to think positive thoughts...

Ok, so everyone knows that positive thinking is important when trying to achieve something, right? Some people have even overcome disease (or extended their life expectancy at least) through positivity and determination. Take Jane Tomlinson, the cancer patient who ran all those marathons despite having terminal cancer and managed to live about 8 years longer than predicted. Well, I'm not about to start doing decathlons or anything, and I don't have cancer (do I? think positive, think positive) but I have recognised it's about time I stopped feeling sorry for myself and started to actually DO something.
So I booked myself in to see a Medical Herbalist, thought I'd try a more natural approach to prepping myself for the onslaught of IVF. Well, I do manage an Alternative Therapies Clinic so it wasn't such a big step but..whoops, there I go. Think positive Sam!
Anyway, the upshot is that she told me I'm too stressed, need to think more positively, exercise more (erm, exercise full stop!) , relax more, yada yada yada...
She told me to read/watch "The Secret" and gave me some foul-tasting herbal concoction.
Do I feel less stressed? Nah, not a bit of it. Do I feel more positive? Weeelll, I felt postive enough to put the house up for sale and start looking for a home closer to my family in Kent for when I do eventually need more babysitters.
Hang on a minute, maybe that's why I feel more stressed...
What do you do when you're supposed to be relaxing and preparing for IVF? Why, you put your house up for sale of course! Everyone knows that moving is not stressful at all! Yeah, right.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going....to Sevenoaks...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sam.

    I love your blog. I was just reading your message on a message board on an IVF website. You said you had a bad experience with a lap and dye at Queens. I have just been told this week (also at Queens) that I need the same thing and I'm also with Dr Sathanandan. Can I ask what the complications were with you?