Sunday, April 24, 2005

The countdown begins

Tomorrow it will be one week until I go see the IVF specialist.

So, my question to you all - What questions should I ask?

I really want to be prepared. I have gathered up as many of the paperwork I can find around the place. The blood test results, the SAs, even the pictures of my ovaries! All of this is now in a folder that I am taking with me, but I want to be super prepared. I want to have a list of questions ready for him.

So far i have:

* What options are available to us?
* Would IUI be a good first option?
* What are our chances?

I want to emphasize to him that I want to attack this aggressively. I am so very tired of waiting.

Anything you can help me with would be greatly appreciated.


I am having one of "those" days today. I am tired, sore from gardening yesterday and mourning my inability to conceive with avengance. I keep thinking "why not me?" then I realise how selfish that sounds and how lucky I am to know that I do have Options when so many others don't.

I got woken up at 6am (on a Sunday!!!) by the neighbours across the road. He was drunk as a skunk (do skunks drink?), and was standing on his front porch firing a nail gun (they are renovating) into the air and screaming "wake up, for god's sake, wake up".

My cats were howling (yep howling), my dog was barking and hubby was still snoring. I woke him up and he said "wait, let me listen to what he is saying" then he rolled over and started snoring again. So I watched the guy out of the front window and just when I was getting ready to call the police, he sat down on the front step, leaned against the post and went to sleep. LOL. So luckily nobody got hurt (silly bugger).

I guess it is better than the last time he got drunk. He undressed in the middle of the street, threw his clothing into our front yard, and beat up one of his mates, then got in the car and tried to run him over. We called the police then, but wouldn't you know it, they never turned up. Things settled down and they both went inside arm in arm. I did see him sheepishly retrieving his underwear from a bush in our front yard.

Anyway, I must go and clean up. My mother in law just called to say she is dropping in. OMG the place is a mess.

Bugsy exit stage left.


At 4:57 pm, Blogger Lesley said...

Bugsy, As I am having my first visit at the clinic next month I would not know how to prepare you for yours. I know what you mean about approaching it agressivly. I m worried about that also. I worry that just doing I.U.I won't be enough. I worry that I need something else as well, as I am unexplainable infertility, there is something being missed and that my hormones or something won't work properly and the I.U.I won't stick. I don't know what to say when I get there and I worry about becoming emotional as I have been waiting for REAL help for a long time. I want results. I want something positive. I want REAL hope. I guess you know exacly what I mean. I am crosing my fingers and hoping for the best. If you have trouble remembering what you want to ask eyc. Don't be scared to write your q's down if that will help. Hugs and take care. I am thinking of you.

At 11:00 am, Anonymous Sara said...

Possible questions:

1. Can I make you some cookies in exchange for any costs I may incur at this fertility clinic?

2. You don't like cookies? How about lasagna? Manicotti?

3. Do you have bullet-proof windows so in case my first run-through does not work out, I can't come and kill you?

;-) What do ya think?

At 11:40 am, Blogger Bugsy said...

Thanks guys. LOL at the cookie idea. Hmm, I wonder if I should bake some to take with me, to you know, like.... get a headstart on the bribing.


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