Tuesday, October 22, 2013


I had my beta this morning, and even though I knew in my heart that it was negative, it still hurt like hell when the doctor told me over the phone that the pregnancy test was negative. 

The doctors will have a meeting on Monday night to discuss all of the new and failed IVF cases. Our case will be discussed and analyzed step by step to figure out why it failed. We will then meet with our doctor next week to discuss the results.

In the meantime, I am to stop taking Estrace & progesterone (thank god), and in a few days I will have a period.

Before this cycle, I decided that I would give my NYC Marathon spot to a friend if this failed. I hoped that it wouldn't come to this... but it seems that it has. I don't want to give away my spot. I want to keep it and run the race next year. But I know that's not a good plan. The real hope is that I will become pregnant and then I'll be in no shape to run a marathon on November 2, 2014. Dammmmmmit. I even got onto the upper level of the Verrazano Bridge this time. 

The doctor said that I can start running again. But I feel things happening in my ovaries, and I'm afraid to go right now. I will probably wait a day or two and see how I feel. Even when I do go for a run again, it's not like I can go out for a long time. I'm going to have to start from square one and build up from nothing. I am not looking forward to that process. Being demoted to beginner status, when I have 10 marathons under my belt... a PR of 3:42:54. That's an average of 8:30 minutes per mile... I don't even know if I could run one mile at that pace right now.

I never knew about my strengths until I became a runner. And then infertility took them all away. Bitch. I will get them back. I will be stronger and faster after all of this. I will feel invincible again. Like I am flying. But today... today, I grieve. I grieve the loss of two dreams in one day. 


  1. I'm so very sorry Cici ;-( Sending you great big hugs.

  2. I am so sorry CiCi. You will get back into marathon shape. I know it because you are strong.

  3. I'm so sorry! ***Hugs*** The next marathon you run, your husband and baby will be cheering you on! I just know it!

  4. I'm so sorry for the double disappointment today. Both of them suck so bad.
    When you can't fly, run. When you can't run, walk. When you can't walk, crawl. And when you can't crawl, just remember we will be there for you to carry you.
    I botched that quote up and paraphrased some but you see what I mean. I love you bunches and send you creepy Internet hugs.

  5. ::hugs:: I'm so sorry. I really admire your strength and I have faith that you'll reach both of the finish lines some day <3