Thank you all for your comments on the last post. I was a bit of a quivering mess. I decided to take advantage of being in a soul-less hotel room in NYC by going out and buying a tub of chocolate peanut butter ice cream (not available in the UK where the general population is sadly undereducated about the delights of the chocolate and peanut butter combination). I ate about a 1/3 of it and then decided to retain at least some self-respect and dumped the rest by putting it in the basin and running the hot tap (to remove any "well, I'm very fond of melted ice cream" temptation).
I'm already feeling better. Maybe it's the impending IUI - although that's still 5 weeks away. Maybe because it's the only way to keep putting one foot in front of another. Maybe because I just had to pull myself together to do my job. Whatever it is, I would be struggling a great deal harder without all of you. Thank you.