The Not-So-Sexy Infertility Adventures of a Girl in the Big Apple

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Better Day

Thanks so much, ladies, for your comments and advice on my last post.  It's nice to know I wasn't being crazy for worrying.  I ultimately ended up sending my nurse a courteous and friendly email to her personal mailbox stating some of my concerns.  She responded back this morning and said that she totally understood why I would be concerned and apologized for getting confused.  She also clarified that while it would of course be easier to do the priming after they get Day 3 bloodwork that my treatment won't get compromised in any way.  It just means that things may be a bit more hectic and rushed as we get all the pieces in place.  She also said that she re-reviewed Dr S's orders and is confident we are doing the right things.

So I feel a bit better.  My husband still wants me to call them and see if I can switch nurses (he agrees with you, Sooz) but I am leaning towards not doing it.  Don't want to change horses mid-stream - might cause even more confusion at this point.

And after all the running around yesterday and this morning (blood tests, ordering meds, etc), of course AF is nowhere in sight today.  Barely spotting.  Ha!  Oh well, this just means I'll be better prepared as opposed to scrambling last minute...

On another note, I got a call yesterday from an interior designer (who happens to be a client/friend of H's) that we worked with a little on our apartment renovation.  She's my age and went to a college not far from mine so we have a lot in common.  We got to chatting and it turns out that she's in the midst of trying to get pregnant and will likely be starting IVF in the new year.  I probably scared her with the amount of information I downloaded on her!  In any case, it was nice to talk to someone my age going through the same thing, instead of the many, many friends I have who seem to get pregnant on their own with little problem.

Off to take care of a few more bits and bobs and then I am going to lie down on the sofa and assume a vegetable state.  Whew!


  1. Glad to hear that everything is working out. That's good that you are taking a break from working, because IVF is a full-time job! Glad AF gave you a little time extension. Have a relaxing weekend!

  2. I'm glad you got things sorted out with your nurse - that must be a relief! And nice that you found someone in real life to relate to about all of this IF stuff - definitely helps!

  3. I'm glad things have calmed down. It is so hard not to get frustrated with the nurses sometimes! You just have to stay on top of them at all times because they are dealing with many patients & sometimes need a friendly reminder from you via email :). IVF is a lot of coordination & a serious exercise in patience! Best of luck for this cycle!

  4. Hey Newbie...thanks for stopping by my blog. I plan to follow your blog as well and cheer for you along the way. Take care...

  5. Just catching up with your last few posts now that I figured out that your blog wasn't showing up on my reader! Glad to hear things are coming together and hope your November cycle is a success :)

  6. So glad to hear that the nurse situation has settled down. I completely understand your apprehension at asking for a switch and I think it's great that your current nurse was so responsive to your concerns.

    I'm glad the timing is going to work out for you cycle!

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