DH and I are scheduled to attend an IVF informational session this evening sponsored by the hospital. As it stands, DH and I agree that this is probably not for us. However, I don't want to dimiss something I'm not truly clear on. SO. We reserved our spot for the seminar. It is approx. 2.5 hours long and hopefully will answer most of our questions about the procedure.
I'm still on the fence concerning lap surgery. We recently switched insurance companies at work and found out that they will only pay after our $2500 deductible. Egads. I'm hesitant to have the surgery only to discover that RE can't find anything wrong...on the other hand, what if he does and it can be fixed. Back and forth. Back and forth.
In other news, my sister is coming to visit (YAY!) and we have plans to go to the tattoo shop. I need some touch-up work and my sister's girlfriend is getting something large and fabulous on her arm. I really love when they come to Connecticut! It's always a good time, no matter what we end up doing together. It'll surely be a nice diversion from our everyday worries. Have I mentioned that my sister offered to be a surrogate out-of-the-blue one particular phone conversation? I'll save that juicy bit for another day.
I write to preserve my (in)sanity.
I find that my view of the world is different than most.
I appreciate the small things in life.
I loathe ignorant people.
I share a birthday with Frida Kahlo, the 14th Dalai Lama, and George W. Bush.
I love to learn and strive to set an example.
I have a special interest in collage art ~ constantly curious to see what my brain contrives.
I am inexplicably infertile.
AF ~ Aunt Flo; menstrual period BBT ~ basal body temperature BCP ~ birth control pills BD ~ baby dance; sexual intercourse BETA ~ basic pregnancy test detecting HCG BFN ~ big fat negative; a negative result on a pregnancy test BFP ~ big fat positive; a positive result on a pregnancy test BTW ~ by the way B/W ~ blood work CD ~ cycle day CM ~ cervical mucus CNM ~ certified nurse midwife DH ~ dear husband, darling husband DPIUI ~ days post intrauterine insemination FIL ~ father in law FSH ~ follicle stimulating hormone hCG ~ human chorionic gonadotropin; a hormone shot to bring on ovulation within 36 hours HPT ~ home pregnancy test HSG ~ hysterosalpingogram; a test in which the doctor injects dye into the uterus and fallopian tubes IF ~ infertility IUI ~ intrauterine insemination IVF ~ in vitro fertilization MC ~ miscarriage MIL ~ mother in law OB ~ obstetrician OHSS ~ ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome OPK ~ ovulation predictor kit OPT ~ ovulation predictor test OV ~ ovulation P4 ~ progesterone PCP ~ primary care physician PG ~ pregnant PMS ~ premenstrual syndrome RE ~ reproductive endocrinologist RX ~ prescription SIL ~ sister in law TTC ~ trying to conceive U/S ~ ultrasound WTT ~ waiting to test