AF arrived last night with all her cramping and bloating. Lovely! So, called RE's office, left message for nurse, Nurse M (who I L.O.V.E. because she once told me that my ovaries love drugs which made me feel all fertile and stuff) calls back, takes my info, and answers none of my questions. Other Nurse M, let's call her M2, (who is very sweet but was on maternity leave during my last IVF cycle) calls back in afternoon. Are you ready for another round of IVF? I guess I had sort of detached myself from the fact that that's what I'm signing up for, because I only hesitantly replied, "I guess so..." And I really guess I am. Or I know that by the time I need to start injections again, I will be ready. So, confronting my readiness was a little empowering. I'm ready!
A few weeks ago, I was not ready. Looking back, I know this stupid cyst and this break in treatments was a blessing (God IS answering my prayers). I was in no position - mentally or physically - to be starting another medicated cycle - IUI or IVF. I was burnt out. I remember reading The empty picture frame in April and just feeling exhausted about the idea of starting again. Just too tired to even think about it. And now I'm all refreshed and healthy. I may or may not still have an abdominal blood vessel pricking bruise from two cycles ago. Oh wait, I do. But otherwise, I'm physically all better. And mentally and emotionally, also much healthier. It was a good break. And in a few weeks, I'll be ready to rock.
So, in case you're wondering .... I start another month of BCP's this Saturday. Am supposed to take an inventory of my meds from previous medicated cycles and call back so I can order my drugs. In the meantime, M2 will mail me my protocol so I will have some idea of what's going on. And I need to schedule some labs to update my bloodwork so all my 6-month stuff is up to date. So, I will probably wait and do that all together in one lovely call, because I am still in the running for favorite patient (sorry Sarbear) and I worry that frequent calls puts me on the naughty list with those ladies, so I try to keep the DD's (desperate dials) to a minimum.
And then (no and then!) ... DH and I are planning to attend a foster care informational meeting on June 10th.
And finally... in case you need cheering up, this video is really really old, but never ceases to make me laugh. My favorite line of all time "And which button calls your mom to come and pick you up?" Warning: There is one PG lady in this video. Enjoy!