Archive for October, 2010

Here we go!

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Oct 28, 2010.  Check.

Reminders set up on every calendar in my life.  Check.

Prescription for Suprefact (buserelin acetate).  Check.

Three squirts of it (feels like snorting rubbing alcohol) up my nose, three times a day.  Cough, sniff, gag.  Check!

Day 1

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Some of this post might be a bit emo and/or oversharing, but it’s significant to me, and I felt it deserved voicing.  So yeah, stop reading if you don’t want to hear about periods & emotions, or the nitty gritty on scheduling.

As a woman, once you start trying to get pregnant, every period you get is a little heartbreak.  You spend all month taking your temperature, writing stuff down, screwing your brains out, and always, always looking at the calendar.  At the end of the cycle, it’s always the same….Did it work? Did it work? Nope. Didn’t work.  Lather, rinse, repeat.  Then you get tired of all the crap…. all the advice, the waiting, and everybody else’s baby showers, and you (or at least I) just try to stop thinking about it.  But at that first trace of red, you’re reminded of yet another month’s biological failure.

But, I started my cycle today, and it’s the first time in all seven years that I felt happy about it, because this time, it’s the signal to call the clinic to and start counting days.

The first bit of good news is that once again, the clinic has demonstrated how amazingly ON IT they are.  I called in as I was supposed to, and they took my number, saying they’d get my chart & call me back.  They called back WITHIN 20 minutes to ask me where I had my colposcopy done last month… which means they remembered that I’d had cancer, and wanted to see the results of my checkup before giving me the green light.  Half an hour later, they called me again… with the green light!

So getting the green light means counting to Day 21, which will be Day 1 of fertility treatments.  To follow our progress on our exciting schedule, check out the brand new Fertility Cycle Schedule page.

Hooray!