Friday, January 9, 2009

When the Rough Get the Go Ahead...

the rough start freaking out all over again about the new shots they add to their schedule tonight.

Brief IVF update:

Ultrasound on Wednesday was fine. 6 follicles on the right 4 on the left. There could be more. There could not be. All 10 could not develop. All 10 could not produce an egg. Hope for at least 3 please, though I'll settle for any number other than 0.

Blood test was clear (for the smart a* out there that does not mean my blood is clear and I'm from the planet ziploc).

So we add the Follistim and Menopur to the shot sequence tonight. One is a dial up pen injection and the other is something you have mix - multiple vials - different needles. Fun times, let me tell you.

I fully expect the office to start a pool on how many times they can either make me cry or lose my temper over the next two weeks over trivial items. Note to co-workers: repeatedly setting off the office doorbell to change the tune is not considered trivial.

I'd say send chocolate but I'm giving it up. Actually I can have white chocolate. So send that. Please. Buckets of it. We are going to need it.

Knitting:

Clockwise from gray blob on left.

Gray Blob: Thorpe for a colleague in Texas in Patons Classic Wool two different shades of gray held double. Won't be an exact Thorpe, but will mod the pattern to fit him and my gauge.

Never Not Knitting Calendar face page. Because I haven't thrown it away yet. :-)

Stripey sock: Red Heart Heart and Sole with Aloe - color Rustica. The boy (another co-worker) has freaking long feet (11") and I went through almost 4 color repeats.

Sock wannabe: Patons Kroy is a red black blend. For me maybe. I know other people with the same foot size. I want to play with some baby cables on it. Don't expect lots of progress soon.

Scarf: For another colleague (you'd think they'd like me more ;-) ) Yarn Harlot's One Row Handspun done up in Patons Shetland Tweed in a brown with specs of green, yellow and orange.

Yummy yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca's Cabled Cowl in Suri Merino color Snow. I LOVE THIS YARN. It is so soft. Susan would totally want to eat this stuff.

Center: My Moleskine notebook that I'm using for all my IVF stuff.

Not shown: LOTS. Hubby's sweater. A Noro two row scarf (because I am still a lemming). More socks. Lace. Tuscany. A poncho (don't ask how old that one is - I should finish it is since it is certainly an easy enough pattern). Hats in progress in my head if not on my needles. More.

So I've been knitting. I've been shooting up. I'm still here. Hubby is being supportive. I'm being a basket case. We will all survive.

>> edited to modify photo which was showing client information - Not GOOD!

3 comments:

Kandi said...

You will do fine. Just think of my reaction to needles. You will make it thru with flying colors.

Thanks for helping with with my purling. I will see yah next week. Maybe we will do a dinner out and running around. :)

CTJen said...

Good luck to you. I'm sending fertile thoughts your way. Think of bunnies--that ancient symbol of fertility. Breathe deep and imagine that you are a bunny. zzzz.... bunny.... be the bunny....

Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas said...

Oh honey! Bless your heart. You need eggs? Take mine! You can have them scrambled, poached, boiled, sunny side up...you name it!