Why Born in a Barn?

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What gave it away?

I have to start out by saying, my RE's office does not share a space with any other businesses. If you are in the building, you are there for obvious reasons, at least, one would think.  However, not all people think.

I was getting my blood drawn Monday morning and making small talk with the tech. A lab group comes into the office to draw blood, so the girls do not actually work for the RE. Three different girls seem to rotate at the clinic. This particular one started talking to me about how she signed up to be an egg donor. I told her how awesome I thought that was, she shared with me how much she would get paid, and then injections came up. I told her they weren't bad and you actually get used to them. I added that I have enough bruises on my stomach to play connect the dots, but it is still pretty painless. She then asked me, "Are you trying to get pregnant?"

Monday, November 22, 2010

Here we go, again.

So, I was beyond annoyed on Friday night. I had called the RE's office first thing Friday morning to let them know I needed to schedule a baseline, I had other questions about the upcoming cycle, including that I needed to order my meds. No call back. Saturday afternoon, on the way to a family gathering, I get a phone call. Sure enough, it was a nurse from the RE. Apparently she didn't call me back right away because she was trying to get my protocol tweaked a little by the RE.
We ended up detouring to the office for my baseline right then. (Which made us even more late for the family gathering. As in, over an hour late. We casually shrugged it off & dodged reasoning.) I started menopur last night. We have been discussing things, and this is likely to be my last IUI. We are strongly considering a move to an RE about 3 hours away, along with IVF.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

In with the new

After much discussion, I made an acupuncture appointment. I have been talking about it for months. Oh shit, it's actually been more like a year. Anyways, I finally went. I was a little nervous for the unknown, but I enjoyed it. I will go more once I start a new treatment cycle.

Another thing I have been talking about doing for well over a year is learning how to sew! I finally got my loaned sewing machine out of the cabinet and said to hell with taking a class. I have been attempting to sew for the last week or so. So, if you have any easy sewing tutorials or websites you like, send them my way. I have only had a couple nights full of cussing with the machine.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I'm still here.

I know I've been extra quiet. I'm struggling lately. I hope to be back to regularly scheduled programming soon.