Friday, October 9, 2009

The Count Down Begins

Today DH and I paid a visit to the clinic for a 'pre-op' in preparation for next week's frozen embryo transfer (FET). Crazy, but the part I hate the most is getting on the scales to be weighed, so I kindly ask the nurse not to say the number, because if I don't hear it then it doesn't exist. Second part is the blood pressure, which was lower that it's been in weeks...perhaps it's because I closed my eyes and thought of waterfalls on the Road to Hana in Maui. The internal ultrasound was as enjoyable as any can be, but we did discover that my uterine lining is 1cm (and I'm usually a 7mm girl).

The doctor gave us an informal lecture on the importance of getting a flu shot at this time due to the prevalence of the H1N1 strain, and stressed how it negatively affects pregnant women. I really hadn't planned on getting one as I was going to wait and see if the FET worked, but he emphasized that I should get a regular flu shot and then one for H1N1 and that they shouldn't be given at the same time. So, DH and I promptly paid a visit to Safeway pharmacy and each got a shot. After all the needles put into my body this year I was an old-pro, but I did have to coach DH who was never vaccinated as a child (honest -- MIL claims he was allergic). As of this time he's had no adverse reaction, meanwhile I felt a bit dopey afterwards...hmm, or maybe that's because of all the estrogen in my body.

Today I also decided to tell my Mother that we're doing another FET and that I got a flu shot. I got more of a response from her about the flu shot than I did about the FET. Not surprising coming from the woman who told me, "I don't know why you bother trying anymore," after our last (unsucessful) FET last July. Oh, well, just thought I'd keep her up-to-date with my life. Thank God there are hundreds of miles between us.

The date is set for next Wednesday. So, here's hoping I can remain relaxed, and 'loosey goosey' as DH calls it, for the next two weeks so my blood pressure doesn't spike.


musicmakermomma said...

Your mom sounds like mine, I hate that. I suppose they are trying not to get their hopes up, but it would sure be nice to get a little support!

I've been procrastinating about a flu shot too, didn't know you needed two different shots. What a pain! Oh well, I would hate to cancel my Jan cycle cuz I had flu. Best of luck as you get down to the wire, hope this is your time!

KandiB said...

I always think "peacful" thoughts when getting my blood pressure taken. I don't even have high blood pressure, but I don't want to get it, either. I also hold my breath when I get weighed. It does not help. But I still try. :)

FET next week! yay!

maxandzuzu said...


I'm new to your blog. Trying to get my own started also. It seems like a really good place to vent about this sort of thing.
Aren't moms wonderful. Just when you think they want to know how their child is doing...whammo! They don't really care. The thing is, moms are human too. They simply cannot relate to the IF situation because they were not IF (Unless you were adopted). It sucks really. But do they really have to be so insensitive?