(Start with "Monday" if you can. It's a short work week for many. I'm sure you'll want to pack in as much blog into your head as humanly possible before the long weekend. And if you might like more Laughing IS Conceivable chatter on the weekends, please do subscribe.) So, what were we talking about? Oh right. How this past Saturday there was a big tornado down here and where I was, everybody panicked: "This is going on forever. What if it never ends?" "How will we get through this?" "What if our lives are destroyed forever?"
Everyone panicked. Except those of us going through infertility who just stood there on the porch, let our hair blow in the wind and mumbled to ourselves: "I think I'll go get my kite."
If infertility is like a tornado in our lives, you wouldn't want our local forecasters to be your fertility doctors. They can't predict anything with any accuracy.
Oh Gd. I fear I just struck a chord:
"Here take this drug. We'll see if your body reacts to it. Well that didn't work as well as we'd hoped now did it?"
"Tomorrow when you come to the clinic, try carrying an umbrella. That usually keeps it from raining."
"Or if it pours anyway, we can put the umbrella up your tubes and open it to make sure they're not blocked."
"And even though there's no tornado within a twenty state radius yet, we'll close the schools and government buildings now, just in case one gets here a week from next Tuesday"
"But if our clinic is open a week from next Tuesday (which I doubt it will be because they're predicting tornadoes), take another dose of Follistim before we do your IUI and hopefully your levels won't be so high that we'll have to cancel it altogether."
"And then if we go on to IVF, come in for your three day embryo transfer unless we can do a five day transfer, and maybe we'll transfer two embryos but we really recommend transferring only one because we strongly discourage multiples because you know what they say:
"When it rains it pours."
Listen, I gotta go. I mean I'm pretty sure the tornadoes have all passed now. But I'm not taking any chances. And it's extremely hard typing on a PC from under the desk.
If you haven't visited my Fertility Authority post yet about how my husband and I reacted to being "outed" during last year's National Infertility Awareness Week: I'd love to have you take a look: http://fertilityauthority.com/blogger/1013368
I'll talk with ya again tomorrow.