I think we have done a good job at keeping optimistic.
Let's face it, we have had no bad news, no one who's said that we can not, will not, or even might not, succeed.
Continuous failure takes it's toll, but almost without fail, we take our day or two to be down, and then get back up and go for it again. Full force, full optimism, full hope.
One of the big supporting factors in us managing to get back up every time, is the knowledge that we have the support of experts. People specially trained in what they do, people specifically motivated to helping people achieve their goal of becoming parents.
This may be in the form of advice, or drugs, or invasive procedures, but it is always there, a safety net if things don't go according to plan.
It doesn't take a genius to see that things have not gone to plan.
Today ET spoke with the specialist, to discuss the results of the monitored cycle, and as expected everything seems perfect.
Follicle development, hormone levels, thyroid activity, all in good order.
So what should the next step be?
A HSG perhaps? check those tubes for some silly blockage, a laparoscopy maybe? and have a peek in there to see what's going on. What about another monitored cycle? or even some advice on how to maximise our efforts without any outside intervention?
If you picked any of those, you are wrong. So very wrong.
If you picked 'I'm sorry, there is nothing more we can do for you right now, go home and keep trying' you get 10 points.
If you picked that, along with the wonderful advice to 'don't let it rule your life' you get the 10 points and go to the top of the class.
That class being 'fertility treatments and people skills', apparently.
EDIT: I'm gutted no one mentioned the title. I thought it was bloody clever, and laughed for hours. Heartless, heartless bunch you are.