Pamplemousse

PCOS - check. Infertility - check. IVF - check. 43 years young - check. Sick of babydust - fricking double check. Join a Scottish infertile as she slowly swirls down the plughole. Now with added donor egg flava.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Where's My Coat and Umbrella?

You know I am only posting in a frenzy to keep Lynnette and the twins happy, right???

I think it is sheer nervous energy. I phoned a friend today who told me to slow down and stop talking so fast. I am usually pretty laidback so I must be pretty hyper for my friend to comment.

I checked Expedia to gloat about the prices of KLM flights and our flights now cost twice as much as we paid back in June. Hee hee! I love it when I think I have got a bargain.

I am up to 4mg oral estrogen per day now and tomorrow I ramp up to 6mg. I have more spots than a teenager and feeling awfully weepy (when I am not hyper). I also have a rash on my hand and lower arm. I never have rashes or skin problems so I blame the hormones. I still have the headaches but funnily enough, no hot flashes…yet.

Really, doing a donor cycle is physically so undemanding, compared to normal IVF. One injection and then some pills every day. What's not to like?

I do keep burping a fishy taste from the extra-strength fish oil and I am taking so many vitamins I could rattle but other than that, pretty much business as normal.

Apart from the whole 6 days to go thing. Off now to canter round the kitchen in a manic Mary Poppins stylee.

12 Comments:

At 7:36 PM, Blogger Jess said...

Less than a week!! So close!!!

 
At 7:45 PM, Blogger Beagle said...

The excitement is palpable!!

 
At 8:17 PM, Blogger DD said...

Canter? CANTER? What the hell? You are not a horse and Mary never cantered.

Instead she jumped from chimney to chimney like a "normal" person.

 
At 4:14 AM, Blogger Janie L. Hermann said...

So good to read this post. You sound so happy and I am happy (and hopeful) for you. The power of positive thinking and all that...

I will email tomorrow to tell you all about the excitement at our house tonight when a wonderful parcel arrived from across the pond.

 
At 6:14 AM, Blogger millie said...

A spoonful of stevia or agave nectar makes the medicine go down.

 
At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Lynnette said...

Thank you, we appreciate it. ;-) (wiggling over, now)

 
At 2:46 AM, Blogger moo said...

"The waiting is the hardest part..." anthem from the 80s

I am so on the edge of my seat, Ms P.

Post more!!!

 
At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Nina said...

Oh, I can't help it, I am too SO EXCITED for you. Also, a bargain is a bargain is a bargain is wonderful, you "saved" so much money :-)

I always thought that doing the IUIs after the failed IVFs was easy for my body too. I was doing so much better physically. Really.

Thinking of you and can't wait for you to return from SA.

 
At 2:15 PM, Blogger Lut C. said...

Now there's an idea for a movie, Mary Poppins goes Florence Nightingale on the IVF ward, tjirping "a spoonfull of sugar makes the embryos go down..."

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger Thalia said...

I hate those fishy burps. I've found taking them part way through a meal works well - keeps the burps down.

Yaay for 6 days, it's all happening really fast now.

 
At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only another 3 days now? I am SO SO excited for you, Ms P.

Alchemilla

 
At 4:36 PM, Blogger passingwindows said...

Good luck, I hope it goes well for you in Cape Town, will be thinking of you and wishing a little African for you. So jealous you are going to Cape Town. Roxy's in Gardens does great milkshakes until 4am if ever you can's sleep, and the decor is great.

 

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