Originally Posted by nosreves
salut gals! i'm sorry to make ya'll worry, but i'm *really, really* touched that you did.
amt -- hey, girl! it's really funny that you teasingly called me "missy" in that last post, because i was called that for about the first 19 years of my life. now only family and a few friends from my childhood can get away with it. it's great that they've found something that will keep your DP "healthy", as you said. she has MS, no? i'm sorry that the meds make her sick, but at the same time, i imagine she'd rather be ill every few weeks and still be able to walk when she hits middle-age. give her a big hug from me, and tell her i'm rooting for her. so are you at 8 or 9dpo now? are you having any symptoms? i saw that you're not testing (i don't either, anymore), but i hope that you *have to* this month and that, when you do, you get that other bit of good news you're hoping for.
cananny -- i'm so sorry to hear about that BFN. did AF ever show up? what's the plan for next time? *hugs*
rs11 -- yeah, the needles suck big time. i've actually gotten to the point where i *almost* don't mind anymore....almost. i have a pen-thingy, which makes it a lot easier, but i still occasionally hesitate at the hard part, and when i do, i end up hurting myself and giving myself little bruises. from what i understand, bravelle is a urofollitropin, one of the gonadotropins that's extracted from the urine of post-menopausal women. (who volunteers for that job???) follistim, on the other hand, is a recombinant FSH that is made using chinese hamster ovary cells.... a small (but significant!) step up from rat urine, imo. i read a research paper that said the urofollitropins have better success rates, but i can't seem to find it now. i hope that's the case with you this month. i absolutely *love* that you've chosen a red-headed donor this month. i know that a few years ago they were turning gingers away from clinics on this side of the pond, but hopefully that has changed. what a ridiculous prejudice.... i'm really sorry to hear about the depression....clomid does that to me big time, so i can relate. how is your DP feeling today, btw? i'm sending lots of positive thoughts her way. please look after yourself, too. these heavy hormones we're taking can screw with your emotions and your head, and on top of that you're dealing with all the stress from what your DP is going through. in any case, i've got all my digits crossed that that super irish sperm will make march lucky for you.
outdoorsy -- hey chica....thanks for asking after me, and i'm sorry to make you worry! i'll explain more about why i've been silent after i finish all the personals. i wanted to tell you how lovely i thought your post about feeling grateful in the TWW was. you are so right....we are lucky to have this time where we can hope and dream that all the bs we have to go through will result in a BFP and a sticky bean. and i saw the little shout out to me and DP in that...it made me tear up and i had to read what you wrote to DP so she would understand why i was getting emotional. how's your temp now, and what dpo are you? how are you feeling about this time in general? still hopeful, i hope. you know i have my fingers crossed big time for you.
invitn -- i love the button, but your reason for putting it up/on ....not so much. blah and boo to that ugly witch. i really hope this is the last month you have to wear that thing for a good long while. *big hugs* to you, and i hope the movie and pizza helped ease the disappointment and pain a little bit.
allison -- how cool that your dad is over here! is he in paris? if he is (and if he's still here), i can give him some suggestions on yummy places to eat.... then again, he might already know this town. i have to say that i'm sorry we won't be able to start a new religion based around you and your lesbo-immaculate conception. i was looking forward to designing the perfect symbol that could later be turned into altar pieces, necklaces and bumper stickers. oh well.... WOOT for the well-timed insemination, though, and welcome to the tww(t)! may it be the last one you and your DP have to endure for a while (amen).
mrs² -- sorry to hear about AF and the migraine. did the coffee help at all? i'd kill for a cafe au lait right now. were you taking 150mgs of clomid last time around, too? how did it affect your lining? (sorry if i've asked this before...) what are they looking for at the follicle scan on cd3? i'm supposed to get one at the very beginning of my next cycle to check for cysts. it seems like it's going to be awfully, um... messy . i hope yours goes well.
angela -- yay for the insem! i'm glad to hear you didn't have to recharge that tank or send the swimmers back. welcome back to the joys of the tww(t)! (you feeling any symptoms yet?)
junebug -- weclome!
okay, i know i have missed a bunch of people, but it's super late here, and my brain cells are starting to complain. forgive me if i missed you! thanks to everyone for caring enough to ask how and where i am. it's been a long week.... DP started clomid right after we got back from belgium, and several days of emotional turmoil ensued. i've honestly never seen her like that, and it put a strain on both of us. i guess it doesn't help that i've been taking the wonderf*&kingfabulous "spooge pills" (aka vaginal progesterone) for the past week. ugh..... i also went back to teaching this week, and i'm still trying to readjust. in any case, DP and i both seem to be doing better since yesterday, but things were really tense and upsetting for a while, and i just didn't have emotional energy to post. now she finally gets why i was always such a weepy mess on clomid, and now i get why she loathes the spooge pills. fun with hormones! DP has a follicle scan tomorrow, and i'm reallly really hoping that she has at least one big, juicy one so that she can trigger and we can go back to belgium on saturday. if not, i might not be able to go with her . what else..... i'm at 7dpo and not feeling anything in particular (except for the side effects of the spooge pills). my hopes are very much parked in neutral at the moment even if i'd love to finally get a bfp. if AF doesn't show up by next thursday, i'll probably test just so i can stop taking the dagnasty progesterone. i'll definitely try to post more regularly from now on.
baby dust and good wishes to everyone