Monday, September 7, 2009

Status Quo

I loved the comments about my last post. You guys rock. And I was feeling somewhat badly about my whole outlook on the matter. Ok, NOT! Thanks for letting me off the hook.

This morning was my day 5 u/s with Dr. OMC. Which basically amounted to only 3 1/2 days of stims. Things are moving along - better than the last two times, but still not perfect. But shit. If I was perfect, I wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. So, we're just going to roll with what we've got- 6 follicles out in front and 4-6 more bringing up the rear. I'm all clear for a Wednesday afternoon departure to Top Doc's clinic (with a shot of Gani.relix on the side) where I will camp out for the next week or two. Fortunately, Mr. W gets to join me on Thursday night and stay through retrieval. I'm very happy about this. And, since we used to live in Top Doc's city, I can't think of a better place to spend 6 days hanging out with the master of pizza ovens.

Here is what I can happily say about this protocol so far:

1) It's easier. The dosing is a bit simpler and shots are only 1 time per day. I actually feel like I can function the rest of the day because I'm not so obsessed about looking at the damn calendar to see if I forgot to take something.

2) There are NO STEROIDS or evil Lu.pron (as my dear EB calls it). I shouted it out before. I'm shouting it out again.

3) I am not as moody, grumpy, or otherwise miserable. (I reserve the right to revoke this statement later. Clearly, I do.)

4) My sleep is not as disrupted and I still have energy.

5) I am not swelling or gaining weight. (Yet.)

And so, in an effort to get my shit together so I can leave town peacefully, I have been task mastering. Behold, the harvest update:

14 - more quarts of tomatoes canned
2 - gallons of tomato sauce canned
(there are 125 tomato plants in 5 varieties)
12 - 1/2 pints of corn relish canned
15 - ears of corn sealed and frozen
5- batches of zucchini bread in 3 different recipes, including a low-sugar variety for Mr. W


  1. wow....i wish i was your neaighbor to poach some fresh veggies :)
    glad that this cycle is going along with 5 good things!

  2. ohh engines started!! How excited. This is the one K. I swear. It is the one. OR I shall kick some IF ass.
    BTW so impressed with the farmer Joe thing you got going on!

  3. Holy canning and breadbaking!!

    So glad to hear that things are moving along, and that the protocol is less icky. Any cycle without Lupron sounds like a much-improved cycle!

  4. I love your attitude! You sound so positive and so follicle-friendly and so full of abundance! I am wishing with all my might for you this month! XOXO

  5. I am seconding Barefoot's comment...Holy canning whirlwinds Batgirl!

    Glad that you are on a protocol that isn't making you crazy. How great it is that Mr. W can join you very soon. Sending down much love and egg-growing vibes to you.

  6. Sounds like a great cycle. Having fewer physical and emotional side effects and not having to obsess about the calendar are awesome. Go follies! And it will be helpful to stay in a city you are familiar with and like. I was bored to death having to stay in a noisy hotel after my transfer. Oh, and um, are you thinking about selling any of those goodies you canned/baked/prepared? :)

  7. K,

    I thought I had posted a comment on "mistaken identity" but it looks like it didn't go through. Probably operator error on my part.

    Glad you are back on track and that you are liking your protocol. Sending you positive thoughts this cycle.


  8. You go girl! I am glad this protocol is being better to you.