Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

I spent the entire first day of 2014 on my couch, and for the majority of it watched the docu-series "Generation Cryo" on MTV. Fascinating and emotionally relatable, I tell you.

Even though I've done one round of IVF already, we have to go in for another initial "in-service" appointment next week to kick off Round 2. I do ask a lot of questions, but a lot of the time I am really just doing whatever they tell me to do. With the holidays, the last couple weeks have been atypical for businesses, so my doctor has been out of the office and all I know is that I had to start taking birth control pills on Monday night. Weird, right? I did not do this during Round 1 and the short explanation is "we're taking control of your cycle." It's all about controlling the timing, which is extremely important in fertility treatments.

Anyway, when I called today to make the appointment, the nurse asked me when I want to start the main medications (shots). Crickets... then "I'm not sure - how long am I supposed to take the birth control pills?" No less than 10 days. Then she mentioned that the lab was going to be closed for its annual cleaning so the last day I can start the shot phase is January 23rd, or wait until after February 16th. I have no idea what I want to do - I am more in the "you tell me" phase. I asked if she could just explain everything to me at the in-service appointment next week (which I scheduled for Friday Jan. 10th). This appointment is going to be another 1 1/2 - 2 hours even though we have already gone through it once. We have to sign new consent forms and they will go over our medication protocol in detail.

For a special little Throwback Thursday pic, here is me on my first Christmas in 1976:

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