Tavi you're very well prepared.
fmorris you sound very relaxed about the next try, which is great. I'll keep my fingers crossed for a slightly later O so the insem could be just right.
sandie They are totally rude. I wouldn't hesitate to show my anger and just ask her to shut her mouth after she says it once.
The PhD thing, ah, I used to care so much about that, but right now, if I didn't finish but had a child, I wouldn't even mind. Right now I am preparing for summer school and then the new semester which starts mid october where I teach two undergrad and one grad class and some lectures as a substitute. My assistant came back from summer break and enthusiastically asked me when we would continue with research, I had to tell her maybe the beginning of november? Dunno. You're right about the pay and the work and the meagre prospects, so motivation is always a thing.
afm In better news, DW set up our appointment at the IVF clinic on 10/7. I'll meet with my current doctor on thursday to get all the papers ready and discuss what monitoring she can do here. If everything works out we could already start the protocol next month.