Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tertia's Survival Kit

Yesterday I came across this post on Tertia's blog. I loved it so much I just HAVE to tell more people about it! The only thing I'd like to add to it is the ability to be able to order one for all the BFN's I've had in the past when it wasn't "available" yet!

These Survival Kits are for people who just received a negative result on an infertility cycle. Here is a sample from her post. Please visit her blog to read the rest of it - it's really great!

The BFN Survival Kit would include:
  • 1x Bottle of the best wine around. Decadent, expensive wine because ‘f. that, this infertility shit just cost me an arm and a leg and I deserve to drink good damn wine’.
  • 1x platter of sushi, because you just spent the last month not eating it, just in case.
  • 1x hamper of the softest cheese you can find (as above)
  • 1x sinfully huge box of chocolates. NOT FOR SHARING.
  • A flask of heavily caffeinated coffee.
  • 1x large packet of chips (MSG and preservatives a bonus). With or without dip.
  • 1x box of tissues.
  • A box of smokes. Even if you don’t smoke.
  • A voucher for a massage.
  • 2x DVD’s to watch while drinking the wine and eating the chocolate. Neither of them have any children or pregnant women in them, at all.
  • 2x pain pills – one for the period pains (oh thank you for the reminder) and one for the morning after the bottle of wine.
  • 1x sleeping pill so that you can go to sleep and not have to think about the 20k that just went down the drain. Literally.

I need at least one of these Survival kits ASAP - even though my last BFN was over 9 years ago!

PS: My mom will read this post some or other time, and since she does not tolerate certain words, I had to edit out a spiced word here or there - my sincerest apologies Tertia! Go on, visit Too Close for the unedited version - it's great stuff!


Karen said...

Thanks for popping into my blog yesterday. (was surprised that you found my blog via a reference on Tertia's blog... I didn't realize I was even on her radar at all) I'm enjoying reading some of your past entries and will hopefully dig in some more when I get stuck on bed rest and have copious spare time! :)

Samantha said...

Thanks for your visit. My husband and I both play the clarinet, so we have a good time sitting next to each other in band--which we used to do in high school!

I've been reading over some of your history. I'm really to hear about how difficult things have been for you in the past. I hope that you are right in your previous post and you are feeling more comfortable with your life.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! This kit sounds like a great idea...she should market them!

Needles said...

Thanks for visiting me! I am so happy about the Commentathon- I never would have found you- its an awesome networking tool!
HUGE KUDOS to the BFN Kit...you should manufacture these and sell them. I would buy one but hopefully I dont get any more BFN's damnit.....

Chris said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is a great survival kit and I may need to stock up on a few, but not too many, as I still have a smidgen of hope.

May said...

Thanks from me too, for stopping by to say hi on my blog.

I'd add an enormous ginger-bread latte to the list of survival foods. So I don't accidentally tear anyone a new one in a caffeine-withdrawal-induced frenzy.

Erin said...

Thanks for stopping by and finding me! I'm enjoying reading your blog, and will stop by again soon!

MLO said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog!

I have a suggestion for a great drinking game movie - 1980s Flash Gordon. I just got my British DVD to finally work using VLC. Every time Dale says "Oh Flash!" take a drink, for instance. I'm sure folks can think of more. Hrm... I think I will write a review of this movie now that I got it working.



Allison said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love the idea of a BFN survival kit!

Anonymous said...

It better be good chocolate!

FattyPants said...

I need that kit. I wonder if its too early to start putting one together now. I would really need to add a greasy steak burrito to that list. Thank you for stopping by my blog

Leah said...

I need one of those kits. Immediately. Tertia is a genius, thanks for sharing the excerpt from her post.

Thank you also for visiting my blog. It really helps to know that I am not alone, nor crazy for feeling like I do!

Pamela Jeanne said...

In reviewing the comments here it's clear you have been a busy, busy blog reader! I feel like a bit of a slacker by comparison ;-)

Great stuff in this kit! In addition to the great comfort derived from knowing that my own experience and emotions are completely understood, I relish the humor (dark and otherwise) that our blogs manage to contain.