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Selling my rings to pay for IVF

I frequented the Knot in 2002 & 2003 when I was planning my 2003 wedding.  Now I frequent the bump and the TTC boards, as I have struggled with infertility and an ectopic pregnancy that could have easily killed me.  Our only shot is IVF, which I chronicle on my blog at www.IVFing.com. My most recent post is how I'm selling my wedding rings to help finance our chance at having a family.  If you know anyone looking, this is an amazing deal.  

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150824913716?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

I'd be so grateful if you could pass it along. 

Re: Selling my rings to pay for IVF

  • thejucheideathejucheidea East Nashville, Tennessee
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    edited May 2012
    Pretty sure this isn't allowed, so you've been reported.

    ETA: As the killer of this thread, I feel a little bad, but since the OP didn't read the rules:


  • OMFG... Love that picture!

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  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC
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    Well poo.  I skipped out on TK all weekend, and this looked like it could have been interesting.  C/N?
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  • I assume she had a ring for sale... which would be a violation of the rules.

    BTW, I love the raven picture.
  • Yep - she was selling her rings on eBay. To pay for IVF. The title pretty much covered it. I reported her also.
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  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC
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    I was really hoping there was some kind of crazy backstory to all of this.
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  • In Response to Re: Selling my rings to pay for IVF:
    I was really hoping there was some kind of crazy backstory to all of this.
    Posted by peekaboo2011
    First, I apologize for breaking the rules.  I admit I didn't look to see if this was a problem first and apparently made a poor assumption.  I hope I haven't harmed any of you by posting something against the rules. 

    Secondly, I truly hope that after your weddings, when you're ready to move on to this portion of your lives, you have all the luck in the world.  If it comes to the point where you have to pay thousands and thousands of dollars at a 40% chance to get pregnant, and a 30% miscarriage rate after that, I will truly feel sorry for you.  If you ever should post something against the rules on a message board I frequent, I promise to alert you that it's against the rules politely, but not post comments about how I don't give a f--- and how you're crazy. 

    Again, I apologize if my actions harmed any of you.  Best of luck with your weddings and your futures.
  • In Response to Re: Selling my rings to pay for IVF:
    In Response to Re: Selling my rings to pay for IVF : First, I apologize for breaking the rules.  I admit I didn't look to see if this was a problem first and apparently made a poor assumption.  I hope I haven't harmed any of you by posting something against the rules.  Secondly, I truly hope that after your weddings, when you're ready to move on to this portion of your lives, you have all the luck in the world.  If it comes to the point where you have to pay thousands and thousands of dollars at a 40% chance to get pregnant, and a 30% miscarriage rate after that, I will truly feel sorry for you.  If you ever should post something against the rules on a message board I frequent, I promise to alert you that it's against the rules politely, but not post comments about how I don't give a f--- and how you're crazy.  Again, I apologize if my actions harmed any of you.  Best of luck with your weddings and your futures.
    Posted by CrystalIVF
    To clarify: The first comment was made towards the reporting and killing of this thread, and not towards your selling of your rings for IVF. The other comment, about crazy, was not calling you crazy, but was made in hopes of a crazy back story. If you had lurked around the forums a little, you would have noticed that if we wanted to call you crazy, we'd use BSC (because crazy just doesn't cut it sometimes with the folks we get here).

    I am sure no one faults you for trying to earn money, and are sympathetic towards your plight, but come on, is your sense of humor so gone that you don't find a picture of a raven with huge sunglasses on funny? I couldn't care less what it says, or what the picture was in regards to, I just find the picture hilarious!

    Also, if I do ever post a board where you're on, I will make sure to read the rules and get a feel of the board before I post, so don't worry about giving me a heads up, but thank you for the concern.

    Oh and thanks for the well wishes! So sweet of you!
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  • thejucheideathejucheidea East Nashville, Tennessee
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    In Response to Re: Selling my rings to pay for IVF:
    In Response to Re: Selling my rings to pay for IVF : Oh and thanks for the well wishes! So sweet of you!
    Posted by LilTexasGal


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    Posted by ahstillwell
    I guess I just forgot the Knot message board were all about snark and cute little pictures to make someone feel bad.  You can feel free to move on to bully the other kids who stepped out of line now.  I think I've been well handled.  I got a bird AND jenga.  I mean, I got the whole gamut, so on to the next, right?
  • In Response to Re: Selling my rings to pay for IVF:
    In Response to Re: Selling my rings to pay for IVF : I guess I just forgot the Knot message board were all about snark and cute little pictures to make someone feel bad.  You can feel free to move on to bully the other kids who stepped out of line now.  I think I've been well handled.  I got a bird AND jenga.  I mean, I got the whole gamut, so on to the next, right?
    Posted by CrystalIVF
    Nobody is trying to hurt you, Crystal.  We don't even know you.  You don't need to be a martyr.

    I find it strange that you included the letters "IVF" in your username.  Was fundraising your whole purpose for joining TK?  Which other forums are you trying this on?
  • Because when I clicked "the Knot" from my normal page - the Bump - it made me enter a username.  Or it's all a vast conspiracy.  One or the other.

    I already ate my crow (not even the one wearing glasses) and apologized.  The rest is just watching everyone jump on me with the cutesy picture thingies.  I'm not sure what else to say other than sorry for posting something that's not allowed.  I'd delete it, but I'm pretty sure it was deleted about 4 seconds after the whole "I'm reporting you!" post, so I can't really delete it again.

    Have a good one.
  • thejucheideathejucheidea East Nashville, Tennessee
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    Well, my boyfriend and I talked it over at length, and after considering our favorite memes and reviewing the posts in this thread, we decided that the use of the phrase of 'cutesy picture thingies' made the following meme the best in context:


  • In Response to Re:Selling my rings to pay for IVF:
    Because when I clicked "the Knot" from my normal page the Bump it made me enter a username.nbsp; Or it's all a vast conspiracy.nbsp; One or the other.Posted by CrystalIVF
    Was this supposed to be the answer to my question? If so, I think you need to read my question again.
  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC
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    In Response to Re: Selling my rings to pay for IVF:
    In Response to Re: Selling my rings to pay for IVF : First, I apologize for breaking the rules.  I admit I didn't look to see if this was a problem first and apparently made a poor assumption.  I hope I haven't harmed any of you by posting something against the rules.  Secondly, I truly hope that after your weddings, when you're ready to move on to this portion of your lives, you have all the luck in the world.  If it comes to the point where you have to pay thousands and thousands of dollars at a 40% chance to get pregnant, and a 30% miscarriage rate after that, I will truly feel sorry for you.  If you ever should post something against the rules on a message board I frequent, I promise to alert you that it's against the rules politely, but not post comments about how I don't give a f--- and how you're crazy.  Again, I apologize if my actions harmed any of you.  Best of luck with your weddings and your futures.
    Posted by CrystalIVF
    They're so cute when they're clueless.

    I'm sorry you're having a rough time getting pregnant.  That is honestly one of my biggest fears in the world.  I want babies, and there are several people on this board who can tell you just how much.

    But for serious, you need to catch a sense of humor.  It'll help your plight.

    Andplusalso,you forgot to tell us you feel sorry for our husbands.
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  • In Response to Re: Selling my rings to pay for IVF:
    In Response to Re: Selling my rings to pay for IVF : They're so cute when they're clueless. I'm sorry you're having a rough time getting pregnant.  That is honestly one of my biggest fears in the world.  I want babies, and there are several people on this board who can tell you just how much. But for serious, you need to catch a sense of humor.  It'll help your plight. Andplusalso,you forgot to tell us you feel sorry for our husbands.
    Posted by peekaboo2011
    Nail. Head.
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    Andplusalso,you forgot to tell us you feel sorry for our husbands.
    Posted by peekaboo2011
    Well, that's one way to make a non-argument into one.  You do your part AND my part.  Then it's a real fight!

    I said no such thing, nor would I.  If you want to imagine I did and then get everyone more riled up with just the thought ("nail. head.") then be my guest.  I've moved on... suggest others do the same. 
  • SwazzleSwazzle New Jersey
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    edited May 2012
    Until you came back to this thread with your sarcastic attitude problem, nobody said anything even remotely offensive or argumentative.  

    ETA: In what universe does the topic "Selling my rings to pay for IVF" belong on a Not Engaged Yet board anyways?



  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC
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    Look cupcake, everyone feels sorry for our husbands.  THOSE ARE THE RULES.

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  • edited May 2012
    Honestly, I only came to this board because it was the "not yet engaged" board (most married ladies don't need rings).  So I didn't know you had husbands.  You should feel sorry for mine... not only does he have to deal with an artifically hormone-infused wife (and pay thousands of bucks for the privilege) but now I keep forwarding him various pictures for his amusement.  The Willy Wonka ones are endless amusement.  Best thus far:



  • In Response to Re:Selling my rings to pay for IVF:
    In Response to Re:Selling my rings to pay for IVF: Was this supposed to be the answer to my question? If so, I think you need to read my question again.
    Posted by Elle1036
    Just used my same username from another site.  Easier to remember all the logins that way.  I'm mainly only using IVF message boards right now because this is all-consuming in a way that is hard to imagine when you're not consumed with it. 
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