Wish I could say this was my ingenious idea but it's not; it was posted on an infertility board I frequent & thought it was too good not to share:
Monday, February 20, 2012
The scene: a local pizza place a couple nights ago. I'm picking up our order (their 2 large cheese deal) on our way to my parents' house. We'll have dinner & then it's off to the hockey game...
Me (to lady behind counter): Hi. Picking up for Anasara; 2 large cheese.
Dude waiting @ counter next to me: Only 2? Man you're lucky. I have 5 kids; so expensive! Don't have a big family.
Me: Don't worry; I can't because I'm infertile.
Dude: Just do IVF or something then.
Me: I did but didn't work. IVF's not a guarantee. Be greatful for what you have. I'd love to have the expense of a kid rather than a hospital bill for a failed IVF. (I pay for our food & leave)
Dude: Well, have a nice night.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I POAS (FRER to be exact) with FMU yesterday @ 9dp3dt. BFN. Meh. Not surprised @ all. I know beta isn't until Thursday (12dp3dt) but I'm officially calling it. Since I have class tonight Vid & I will be celebrating Valentine's Day tomorrow evening with dinner courtesy of a Groupon I bought months ago. I will be drinking a glass of red wine without guilt & am saving room for dessert.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I went to BJ's Wholesale club to pick up some stuff with my mom. Among the items I purchased is the jumbo pack of Tampax you see above. It's soooo much cheaper to purchase 1 or 2 giant boxes a year @ BJ's rather than a drug store. Plus, I had a BJ's coupon & a manufacturer's coupon (woot!). My mom commented on my purchase since I'm currently in infertile hell (a.k.a. "the 2 week wait") & I had to remind her IVF does stand for "I'm very fertile" so I'd rather be safe than sorry since I only had like 3 tampons left @ home. Still haven't decided if I'm going to pee on things before beta or not.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
So, obviously we have nothing to freeze, which completely freaks me out. I had banked (yeah, I know, stupid) on having a frostie or 2 as a fall back if this didn't work. Now, I don't know what we'll do if this turns out to be a BFFN negative like every other cycle. I suppose we could do another IVF but if we did I would DEMAND a change in protocol. I've been told over & over again "I'm young" so WTF did I respond so poorly? I'm still shocked by how this turned out.
But, we do have 1. And 1 is all it takes, right? God, I hope so. When I called for a status report earlier this afternoon the embryologist said The Lone Ranger was "4 cells & doing exactly what it was supposed to". "Quality over quantity", I keep telling myself. So we'll be going in @ 9am for transfer tomorrow morning & the beginning of 2 weeks of neuroses on my part.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
My ER this morning went ok. Well, it went ok as in they were able to easily access my ovaries & I came out of anasthesia just fine. However, out of my 12 follies that measured 16+ as of Monday's u/s, they only got 5 eggs; over half of my follies were empty. I was expecting more eggs obviously, but @ the same time I'm thinking we may have finally answered (in part @ least) why nothing has worked for us so far. I've had 8 IUIs & no BFPs. It is quite possible my "beautiful" follies (2-3 each cycle) probably contained no eggs. Knowledge is power & I've been suspicious of "empty follicle syndrome" for a while to be honest. Of course I was hoping to have something to celebrate on my 4th wedding anniversary, but it is what it is. I'm just hoping we get something to transfer of decent quality. I know it only takes one, but this is not what I expected at all. I've been instructed to start Crinone once a day tomorrow morning (good gooey times!) & call the embryologist for a fert report in the afternoon.