28 May 2007

What a funny world

Still waiting...

While I'm waiting I've been pondering what a strange world Infertiles live in.

- We start off our procedures to get pregnant by taking...birth control pills.

- We have to take STD tests, because even though we've just committed to spending thousands of dollars on fertility treatments, and are basically not allowed to have sex during nearly the whole damn process, and we're INFERTILE, we could still somehow get pregnant because somebody, somewhere, is having unprotected sex.

- After spending two years or whatever avoiding caffeine, raw fish, bad nasty drugs while we were foolishly trying to get pregnant using sex (how silly were we?), we then proceed to spend two weeks injecting ourselves with superhormones and various other things that are bad for a fetus. But hey, at least we can drink.

- We take drugs to keep us from ovulating, then take more drugs to make us ovulate.

- After spending however many years listening to people tell us to "just relax" and biting our tongues to keep from spitting that we could relax until we turn into a friggin' Dali painting, it still ain't gonna get us pregnant, right before retrieval, the nurse tells us to "just relax."

- After retrieval, in the hopes of a fertilized embryo and successful transfer, we start plying ourselves with progesterone, the drug that was used in birth control pills. The drug that encourages the shedding of the uterine lining.

Go figure.

Meanwhile, in a fit of optimism, Hubby said if this cycle is successful (lalalalala, I can't hear you, lalalalalala), he looks forward to the day he can tell this imaginary child, "I didn't get your mother pregnant. But I watched."

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1 Comments:

At 29/5/07 3:40 AM, Blogger Stacie said...

4 eggs is great! Can't wait for the fertilization report. Fertilize eggies, fertilize!

 

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