Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Whine, whine, whine - not the kind you drink (IVF/ICSI #2, stim day 8)

The 2-hour drive to and from the clinic is getting old fast. I was real chipper about it the first dozen times or so, but now? Not so much.

Morning monitoring combines my least favorites activities of getting up early (5 p.m.), foregoing coffee, driving alongside truckers on the highway, getting blood drawn ("You have scar tissue - it's hard to find a vein") and of course, being violated by Wanda. As if we infertiles don't suffer enough already.

Trying to accomplish all of the above with an exhausted, bloated body is just damn near impossible. I'm not a morning person. Can you tell?!

Today's monitoring brought a surprise phone call from the RE's office to halve my meds dosage tonight, and instead of coming back for monitoring on Friday, they asked that I come in tomorrow. Please, oh please, let me trigger earlier than Saturday. I'm ready for the stick-up to peacefully hand over my eggs.

5 comments:

Sticks and Stims said...

ahh, I feel your pain. The monitoring gets really old, especially after the novelty of IVF#1 wears off. I hope your update tomorrow reveals many gorgeous follies.

momsoon said...

yup the 5am/no caffeine combo is for the birds, along with the side order of bloated/bruised...
Hopefully you'll get the ol trigger going early-and be one step closer to the day that makes this all worth it!!!!!
keep us posted, we'll keep sending you prayers!!!!

Carrie said...

I am hoping that they want to see you tomorrow because they are going to tell you to trigger! I know- I hate the bloated, tired, coffee-free drives to monitoring.

Whine away. You are in good company!

Hugs,
Carrie

Lorza said...

I am SO saying a prayer for you!!!! That you go through that is a testament to your devotion.

FOREGOING COFFEE??!?!?!?

I just sainted you in my mind. I don't know how I am going to cope when (IF) I ever get to that point.

momsoon said...

hey, thanks for the visit on my blog!!
Looks like we are going to be transferring within days of each other...(my bun, her oven of course)
I'll spot you if you spot me? wait, no, not 'spot'!!! uhmmmm, well, I got your back.
Bring on it on!!!!!!