Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Results are in

Just got off the phone from my teacher, and the blood results were as follows for this month:
*drum roll*
Progesterone 55
Oestradiol 366

So not too bad really, considering it was my lap cycle. She also had a look at my hospital chart, and told me that I had had a considerable amount of adhesions on my left ovary, which would have adversely affected ovulation. So hopefully I'll start hatching good 'uns from now on.

I had a long chat on the phone the weekend before last with someone who has been through the same programme of treatment as me and came out the other side with two daughters, while managing to keep her sanity in one piece. I saught her out mainly to hear a positive story, but what I took away from the conversation was so much more. It was great to talk to someone who had been through the same old ding dong month in and month out (no pun intended) as we have been going through. The knicker watching, the charting, the blood tests, the injections, the clomid, the mood swings, the sheer all consuming bleakness of the whole thing. Her philosophy was that you have to take a mental step back from it all, otherwise your sanity and your relationship will suffer. So she advised me to plan as many nice events as I can in the next few months. Go on weekends away, catch up with friends, go out to dinner, do the things we used to do before we started with all this madness.

So on that note, we are off to the UK on Friday for nine days or so. We're going to be based mainly in the Cotswolds, where John's sister has a house, but we are also going to catch up with some friends who have moved to Leicester in recent months. I also plan to pop into some relatives on my side along the way. I must say, I'm looking forward to the break. I really hope the weather over there is better than here. My poor weather pixie has been stuck under that umbrella non stop for the past week.

We have also decided to do something about booking a big f**k off holiday for my 40th. Depending on how funds are, we might go to the USA, or we might avail of yet more hospitality from my wonderful sis in law, and get our asses on a flight to Dubai. Sis in law was telling me that it's a relatively short hop from there to the Maldives......very tempting. And if I did get knocked up in the meantime and wasn't feeling up to travelling, we could cancel and get a medical letter to claim a refund. Either way, I'm not going to go into a corner and mope goddammit! 40 is worth celebrating and I'm going to put on my little black dress and party! And if I do get up the Ballyjames between now and then, I'll buy a very glamourous maternity outfit. How's that for positivity?


Sarah said...

40 is NOT old sweetheart! And you are gorgeous. No reason what so ever to go into a corner and mope!! Screw that!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I think you're doing a mighty job of 'keeping sane', all things considered.

The holiday plans sound JUST the ticket, I may well take a leaf out fo your book.

womb for improvement said...

Damn straight about the 40th celebrations. Go for broke, and if need be, you won't mind canceling.

I don't really get the bloods result, but if you're happy, I'm happy!

Go girl.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the Cotwolds. And PARTAAAAAAYYY your head off for the 40th.

Hoping you have great holiday, all relaxed and lovely and fun. You are exceedingly near the top of my list of people who deserve a lovely holiday.

Jane G said...

Thanks to you all for your kind words. My 40th isn't for another few months, so who knows, I might have a bump on me by then.

Anyway, we're flying at 5.15 this evening, so I'm looking forward to my usual perusal of the cosmetic counters at the airport. Also looking forward to catching up my friends in Blighty, drinking lots of wine, which will more than likely result in a big loud drunken singing session. Oh the simple pleasures in life.