Friday, July 31, 2009

Back to normal

I am all recovered from my headache and stomach upset of yesterday, thank goodness, and am now only plagued by the usual menstrual cramps. Lovely.

Though I don't have many plans for the weekend, I'm glad it's Friday. MM and I are having dinner with some law school friends of mine tonight, and I am hoping that the wife doesn't announce her pregnancy at dinner. (We don't see them often, they have been married over four years, and she will be 29 in a few weeks. Several of our mutual friends have been speculating about whether they are planning kids in the near future.)

The husband of the couple we are meeting for dinner was one of my closest friends during my first year of law school. He is a laugh riot, and we don't see him and his wife nearly often enough. So it should be fun.

Other than tonight's dinner, we have Hunter's obedience training in the morning and dinner with the in-laws on Sunday afternoon/evening. And I will probably have to catch up some of the work I missed doing while I was home sick yesterday. Good times.

And of course, the highlight of my weekend: I get to start shooting up on Saturday night. LOL I'll take my first Follistim shot between 6 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. I've got my fingers crossed that adding a new drug to the mix won't make me crazy.

I've read some women's blogs where the husband gives them their injections. MM won't even watch me give myself my injections! To be fair, as a former nurse, I am perfectly competent to give myself my own subcutaneous injections, and I don't have a fear of needles or anything, so I don't really need his help.

One final thought: I was chatting online with a high school classmate of mine who is a "friend" on Facebook (I say "friend" because she and I were not really friends in high school, more acquaintances, but it was a small school, less than 70 in my class). Come to find out, she and her husband have struggled with infertility, too. They went through years of treatment (stopping short of IVF) and have now given up actively TTC because she is 39 and her husband has some health issues (and an adult daughter from a prior relationship). It was weird to learn that someone with whom I have not spoken in over 20 years has gone through some of the same issues that I am currently dealing with.

7 comments:

  1. I am glad that you are feeling better and I hope the shot goes well Saturday!

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  2. I happy to hear that you are feeling better. Good luck with shooting up as you called it ..lol.

    Other IF sufferer are out there, we just never really know who is dealing with it because no one talks about it.

    Pop on over to my blog, I got a surprise for you :)

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  3. Follistim is not bad at all actually. It's the PIO injections you should be worried about ;-).

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  4. I'm glad your feeling better. I hope you have a great night.

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  5. jeez, we ARE cycle sisters. you're like my sister from another mister.

    ...written while languishing on the couch with awful cramps...cd1...again.

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  6. Okay - so I guess Facebook isn't completely evil. You have proven me wrong! :)

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  7. My DH can't watch me give myself the injections, either! He tried once, but turned white and had to go lie down! Argh, men, the wusses.

    I hope Hunter's classes go well!

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