December 31, 2008
I am getting ready for the new year by having my uterus washed out with salt water and having a balloon temporarily installed.
I also have taken a lot of drugs to get this done today. When the nurse told me to take a couple ibuprofen because I may have discomfort I politely nodded. Then I went home and mix up my own concoction. T3, 1 ibuprofen, and 2mg of atitavan. I even called a pharmacists to see if I get take all of that together and she said yes.
My uterus has been measured, filled with salt water, ultra sounded and something involving a balloon. I also had a few curves that Dr.Zen had to work around so it a bit of time and measuring to make it all fit.There was a lot of toing and froing down there. F was heroically by my side the whole time.
I am proud to say that my uterus is perfect. Nothing funny going on in there except all the stuff they put in themselves to check it out.
This uterus is now ready to step boldly forward into the wacky science project of IVF 2009. May this process go well and bring us fabulous results. I also picked out a present today for putting up with all the going-ons in my lady business.
December 29, 2008
Tomorrow we go for IVF intake/orientation with Dr. Zen. Any advice? Anything we should ask about or for?
December 27, 2008
A while ago I posted and deleted at the end of the day. I am hoping this post is here to stay.
After spending the holidays with our Air Canada family we made it home. Our journey was long and took an extra day, but wasn’t too bad. We had F’s family to drive us back and forth to the airport and feed us in between trips.
Ella, my Grandma, passed away a few days ago. I was in Edmonton still. F and I did have a good visit with her before we left. She gave us a big smile. I am sad and relieved.
Now we are back home with the pets. That is the best thing in the world.
December 22, 2008
F’s family immigrated to Canada when she was 14. They came from Brunei, on the equator, and moved to Edmonton in the dead of winter. Her mom says they didn’t feel the cold for the first year because their blood was still warm from Brunei, but that wore off so they felt it the next winter. Somewhere along the way F got used the cold and started listening to country music.
The real proof of the prairie roots she acquired, is in her love of beef. Albertan beef. Tonight we went to the Keg Steakhouse. We took her parents who had never heard of it, but were game to try some steak. Part way through eating her medium rare prime rib, she clutched my arm and said, ” I am in such spiritual ecstasy right now that my eyes could roll back in my head.” I have never seen such passion for beef. She definitely is a prairie girl with a strong passion for food, especially beef.
December 22, 2008
I have learned how to read the weather and gained a new respect for people that live in cold places. Before I always looked at the actual reported temperature. Now I know the important number is the temperature with windchill. Today is -26, but with windchill -35. It is the -35 that matters when you are outside. Brrrrr. I have nothing but respect for Queerstork who lived in Canada’s coldest town.
Last night we went out for Chinese family day and had hot pot. Yummm. Lots of seafood, fish and wonton. It was very warm in my tummy. My mother in law has turned the heat up for me a little extra this year. I am not as freezing inside as usual. That is very sweet of her. I am very lucky to have her as my mother in law. She also made my favorite kind of congee, yui pin chuck (that means with fish).
December 21, 2008
I will be taking the IVF train. Luckily I have it from some very reliable sources (thanks blogger pals!) that it ain’t that bad. Dr. Zen said it isn’t too bad, but he doesn’t have a vajayjay or ovaries that are going to be pumped full of drugs, so his reasurrance doesn’t hold a lot of weight.
Here is my first question…How can I get ‘cheap’ IVF drugs? I live in Canada. I have heard that there is an online Canadian pharmacy. Is that any better? I have extended medical coverage that pays nothing for fertility treatments.
December 20, 2008
So is this a case of…Clomid crazyness? Adding B6? A little bit preg****? If nothing else, for the first time ever since ttc, I have achieved a lovely normal luteal phase.
Temp still up, but a little bit of spotting.
Tomorow if my temp is still up I will POAS and see if I can figure out what is going on. However, I don’t see how it would be possible for my temp to stay up given that I am in Edmonton and it is freezing here. I need to live in Hawaii.
December 19, 2008
Bloating, tiny crampy feelings and a large temp drop that landed just above the cover line right around the time I usually start seeing red. Sounds like it is over, right?
My temp went back up today.
All PMS symptoms have gone.
This is the longest luteal phase so far, assuming I even ovulated.
My period seems to have vanished. Where did it go?
December 18, 2008
The thermometer took a plunge this morning. Its looking like it is no go this cycle. I decided we should open stockings and make the day a little better. We did and it did make the day go better.
We are booked with Dr. Zen and the nurse for our IVF intake December 30. I can’t believe how soon that is. I am scared of IVF and can’t quite believe we are here. We considered other options again this morning including cloning the pets, but decided to stick with me being the science project.
I called in sick to my second job today. A girl who is looking at a BFN and has IVF booked should only be required to work at the most 8 hours, especially if that job included singing.
I don’t feel anything about cycle number 4 not working. Maybe I have become immune to the roller coaster ride or maybe it is just delayed.