Originally Posted by Mayox
It has been a whirlwind past few weeks so let's recap this as succinctly as I can.
Week 12 Overview: 3/18-3/24
1.) 15 mins of meditation Yearly Goal: 5.5/50
2.) 0 mins of Yoga Yearly Goal: 1.57/60
3.) 15.63 hours dedicated to Poker Yearly Goal: 323.38/2200
-Was an extremely short week poker wise, I had a death in the family that led me to go home for 2 days and then had an AC trip to watch March Madness with a bunch of my old highschool friends. I ended up only playing 2 days
- AC was actually a lot of fun. Looks like the legal sportsbetting gave the graveyard that is AC some life. I got almost every sports bet wrong
BUT ran hot in BJ for a nice breakeven weekend. I also ended up getting 5/503 in my main pool which was a nice boost.
-I asked all the guys who came down to be my groomsman with a nice bottle of their favorite top shelf liquor. Much easier than everything that Victoria did.
Week 13 Overview: 3/25-3-31
1.) 30 mins of meditation Yearly Goal: 6/50
2.) 30 mins of Yoga Yearly Goal: 2.07/60
3.) 28.47 hours dedicated to Poker Yearly Goal: 351.85/2200
Was actually pretty pleased with my hours since I spent an enormous amount of time helping out with wedding planning. Saw a ton of venues, went through a bunch of bands/ photographers etc etc.
We ended up settling on a 65k budget although it would be tough since I have such a large family.
We ended up getting a great venue by deciding to get married January 19th,2020. It's a Sunday, but most of the population is off on Monday because of MLK day, so yeah cant really beat $85 a plate.
Week 14: 4/1-4/7
1.) 30 mins of mediation Yearly Goal: 6.5/50
2.) 10 mins of Yoga Yearly Goal: 1.74/60
3.) 29.52 hours dedicated to Poker Yearly Goal: 381.37/2200
Wedding and IVF. Wedding and IVF. Wedding and IVF.
Had to play all 7 days that week to get those 29.52 hours, fairly happy with work ethic this week.
Week 15: 4/8-4/14
1.) 10 mins of meditation Yearly Goal: 6.67/50
2.) 0 mins of Yoga Yearly Goal: 1.74/60
3.) 15.75 dedicated to Poker Yearly Goal: 397.12/2200
Was a very overwhelming week. 100% could of worked harder this week. My GF was home the entire weekend due to her treatment and had surgery Friday, so I mostly lounged around and spent time with her and or played video games.
I was very anxious this week and had been playing poorly put me in a mind state where I didn't want to grind. Was on a nice streak w work ethic so was a bit disappointed in this.
After my sperm freezing in late February, my role was strictly be as supportive of a partner as possible. On top of IVF, Victoria's Marfans disease and Factor 5 (blood clotting disorder) created a lot of other issues with this process.
Before we could start hormones April 2nd she had to be put on a blood thinner and stay on it for 2 months straight. It's worth noting that it isn't a pill they send but a box of 60 syringes.
After her blood doctor gave the ok for the blood thinner, we started the hormonal process. Now I was expecting a few medications but it really was just boxes and boxes of syringes and medications, it was veryyyy overwhelming for her, an already anxious person
So pretty much every night I, or my mother or sister-in-law (nurses), would inject her with multiple medications. The purpose of these hormones is to basically trick the body into thinking its pregnant allowing it to grow the eggs to a suitable size for retrieval (surgery).
The hormones kept her bloated and irritable and throughout this the last thing in the world on my mind was poker. On Saturday the 6th, she woke up with swelling behind her knee and symptoms consistent with a blood clot. Anything like that is always scary, we spend about 4 hours in the ER but tests come back negative.
The good news is that her Eggs are growing at a nice pace. The bad news is her estrogen level shot up to a level that may cause hyperstimulation. The doctors lower the hormone dose and we begin having appointments every day at 6-7AM.
Finally, we get the news that she is ready for surgery and egg retrieval on Friday the 12th. I'm a nervous wreck but she comes through completely fine and we are given great news.
We have 27 eggs.
Out of those 27, 23 turned out mature.
Out of those 23, 20 became fertilized.
Those are great numbers and things are looking good, there's a few more steps the egg have to pass til it becomes an embryo but the doctor said 'we are in great shape'.
It's been a super tough process but we are just about at the end of it and I'm eternally thankful that nothing truly horrible happened.
To be very blunt, I made a lot of money the first quarter of this year. This is not to brag or anything but just illustrate the point that I have a long way to go to get where I want and provide for the family.
In the past month, We've spent
- $5,500 on down payment on wedding Venue ($25k left to pay)
- $7,500 on a band
- $5,000 wedding videographer/photographer
- $7,000 on flowers (I really love Victoria... Jesus)
-$1,400 in rent
-Another chunk in taxes
Essentially, I'm blessed Poker has allowed me to make these purchases, but I'm also not naive enough to know that the $$$ i made is not sustainable if I don't crank the volume. I averaged about 47k hands first 3 months and my winnings at 1k are not sustainable so I'm really going to crank the volume up.
I've made a lot of progress in areas like fitness and my mental game but the volume is my #1 priority right now and it's something I didn't improve on the first 3 months of the year.
With a lot of real stuff behind me, It's time to get back to kicking some ass in poker