Of course, I'm not technically infertile.
Especially now that the polyps (POLYPS POLYPS POLYPS!) have been removed. But I am classified AMA (advanced maternal age-- bite me), and I do have a lot of stress in my life. And there will be more once I start taking all the meds in preparation for IVF.
For confidentiality reasons, I won't be talking much about the class here (other people's confidentiality, obviously, not my own-- I don't give two hoots about that).
But I do want to talk about the one thing that was stressing me out about my stress-management class, which is that I assumed I would be the only single woman there.
And I was right.
I also assumed that being the only single woman there would make me feel bad.
About that, I was totally wrong.
It was fine. All the other women were very cool and supportive, and the instructors made an effort to refer to all the situations represented in the class. There's a session later in the course when husbands and partners are invited, and they said I'm welcome to bring a friend.
Though I probably won't.
Or maybe I will.
I'll wait and see which option stresses me out less, and pick that one.
See? I'm managing my stress better already!
What stresses you out? How do handle it?