Sunday, September 18, 2011

Finally an update

I should win the lousy blogger of the year award.  As you can see, when I'm not in treatment I really switch it off!  I've been ambivalent about posting about my regular life and things not IF-related.  For now, I'll continue to post about the IF treatment, with some real life updates sprinkled in here and there.  I still don't know if anyone I know in real life reads this.  I'm kind of afraid to find out!

Anyway, things are going pretty well.  August was a stressful month.  My car engine needed replaced, work stress and just general crappiness abounded.  But, things are much better now.  My car is fixed, we just took a great vacation to the Pacific Northwest, and life is calming down a bit.  Work is still stressful but should calm down in the coming weeks. 

Everything is going right on schedule for the FET.  I got all my meds a few days ago (only $70!) and am scheduled to start the Lupron around October 5.  I don't have the date for the transfer yet, but it should be the end of October sometime.  Some things I like about this clinic so far:

- No BCP's!  They just confirm ovulation and then start the Lupron on CD 22
- I'll only be on Lupron for 2 weeks!
- No estrogen patches!
- 50%+ FET success rate!

The thing I don't like is that the transfer will cost $5000, but they have a great success rate so I guess I'll get what I pay for.  I promise I'll start updating more frequently!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


I am participating in the Sockeroo, started by Kymberli at the Smartness.  To recap, we exchange socks with another blogger and write a post on the following topic:

 It has been roughly a year and a half since the last SITM Exchange. Reflect on the past 18 or so months – how has support from others, either in the blogosphere or otherwise, helped you?

I have been through a lot in the last 18 months.  Specifically, 3 failed IUI's, a failed IVF and a failed FET.  My family and friends have been as supportive as they can, but most of them really can't relate to what I've been through.  I can't even really confide in my husband about my feelings, because he doesn't really understand either and it upsets him to see me down in the dumps.  My only solace during this struggle has been my blog readers and message board friends.  You have been the only ones to really comfort me, console me, and not judge.  You have been my cheerleaders, confidantes, and companions while I've been going through these treatments, through all the ups and downs.  Most of my friends are part of the "Mommy club" and simply can't relate.  Or, worse, they leave me out of their plans because they don't think I want to be around kids.  You have been such a wonderful support system, which I will depend on for the indefinite future.  I wrote this post to tell you just how much I appreciate each and every one of you.  So, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Now, the goods!!  Preshus Me send me three pairs of AWESOME socks!!  Here's the fashion show:

First, a pair of cute striped kneesocks!  Adorbs!

 Next, the awesome argyles!

 Finally, the black bow!  Love these!  (Sorry for the action shot - not so good at the camera timer!)
Thanks Preshus Me!  You rock!