Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Not Lost

I have been working on that Prom Talk post but I haven't had a long enough time in one sitting to put it all in print.  Rather than just continually being silent in the blogging world, I thought I'd at least pop in to say helllloooo!!!!!!

Quick update:  I am done with bcp's and AF stopped in for her visit yesterday.  I am still doing 20 units of Lupron every night.  My suppression check and estradiol blood draw is this Friday.  If all is good, I will be decreasing Lupron to 10 units and starting taking estrace tablets on Saturday.  My lining check is May 17th, and I will start PIO injections on May 18th.  Transfer is scheduled for May 24th.  Yikes.  This is it!

Yesterday, I had to take our Embryo Thaw and Transfer Consent form to get notarized.  I went to our local bank here in town.  The notary is someone that I have seen many, many times over the years as I have banked there for 10+ years.  It was slightly awkward to say the least.  One of my softball players that graduated a few years back was in the bank at the same time.  I just tried to keep it casual, but of course the notary gal had to ask me about the form. 

Notary: "so are you thawing embryos or are you transferring them?"
Me: "Both."
Her: "Oh, well congratulations!"
Me: "well, I do hope that congratulations will be in order."
Her: "I just want to be the first to congratulate you!"
Me: "well, thank you."
Me: "we actually aren't telling anybody about this, so I would really appreciate it if you would keep this between just us."
Her: "oh, of course.  Congratulations!"

Three times.  Three times in a matter of seconds she congratulated me.  Shaking my head.

She obviously doesn't know much about this process if she had to ask if we were thawing them or transferring the embryos.  What else would we be thawing them for?  Not that it matters, I just wanted her to sign the damn paper and get out of there before the ex softball player over heard the conversation.  I happen to be currently coaching her younger sister, just another reason to want to keep this on the down low.

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Softball is going well, although we have lost our last 3 games.  They were against 2 of the best teams in the state though, and I feel pretty good about our team because we were able to compete with them.  We are sitting in 2nd place in our league right now.  We have 5 more league games.  We need to win 2 of them to guarantee a playoff spot, and we need 3 wins to give us the #2 spot in our league so we can host the first playoff game.  We only have a few more weeks of our high school season left. It's been a good season. I love the girls and I am so glad that I decided to coach another year.

I am slowly but surely reading everyone's blogs, although I am several days behind.  I haven't been a very good blogger friend lately, but I am trying!  I just wanted you to know that I am still here and not lost.... and I will get that Prom Talk post out soon.  Although I fear it's been built up to be more than it is.  Hopefully it won't disappoint.

26 comments:

  1. We know how busy this time is for you! I feel you lurking in the shadows, its okay! ;-)

    I never looked to see if your player won athlete of the week, or not! Do tell!!!

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    1. I definitely have been lurking :)

      My player did in fact get the Oregonian's athlete of the week honor! Thank YOU so much for helping spread the word!! She is only a freshman and having one heck of a season! Last night, she hit her 8th homerun of the season.

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  2. I go to get my bits waxed before my RE apts (it's a GYN vanity thing) and they always try to get me to schedule my next appointment before I leave. I finally told the tech that I schedule my waxing around my fertility treatments and she gave me the big "Congratulations! That's so exciting!" I figured (as she was young) she didn't know that I wasn't pregnant, but I thought about replying with "wow, no one has congratulated me for being infertile..."

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    1. Haha! That would be a great response! I wish I had thought of it :)

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  3. So glad softball is going well! It's nice to find something outside of the infertility world that you enjoy!

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    1. Definitely. Softball has been a great distraction and it is so much fun working with the girls. They are like my kids.

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  4. Oooo May 24th is coming quick! You definitely sound busy. I hear ya on that being difficult finding time for blogging. I work on a computer all day, so it's tough to get on the laptop and spend time at home on blogs and writing.

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    1. But now you are a GRADUATE! What are you going to be doing with all that time you don't have to spend doing school work?

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  5. I can't believe how fast May got here, and your FET is around the corner! Exciting and scary at the same time.

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    1. Exciting and scary - that is the perfect way to describe it. It is crazy how fast time has been going.

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  6. well who knows - maybe she will, in fact, be the first to have congratulated you! of course she knows nothing about the process, but we could all use some optimism!!

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  7. I was so excited to see that you had added a blog! Didn't even care that it wasn't about your prom talk! And I am willing to bet that you won't disappoint anyone when you do get it posted!! It was just good to hear that you are doing well. As always you sound so busy!! Glad to hear your having a good softball season and congratulations to your player for athlete of the week! A freshman! I would think that is quite the accomplishment!!!
    So sorry about the conversation with the bank teller. We just don't always understand each other's problems until we have walked in the same shoes or been well informed by someone going through the situation. That is why I am so thankful that you have shared your blog with me. I love you and want to understand and be supportive.
    May 24th is so close. Keeping you and Tony in my prayers!! Auntie

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    1. Glad to know you have such faith in me that I won't dissapoint when I tell you about the Prom Talk! As for my converstation at the bank, it is what it is. It was just a little awkward and I didn't want anyone else to overhear what we were talking about!

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  8. This is so exciting!! May 24th will be here before you know it :) Hopefully that congratulations is what all of us will be telling you soon!

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    1. I hope that I will have big news to share sot there will be something to congratulate us for!

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  9. Here's to hoping that time passes quickly and May 24th is here before we know it. Wishing you the best of luck. I'll be sending lots of positive vibes your way ((HUGS))

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    1. I'm pretty sure time will fly by actually. We have 7 games between now and then! Craziness! Thank you so so much for your hugs and words of encouragement!

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  10. Eeeek!!! Time is so close, hoping at least one of these embryos decides to stick around.

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  11. I felt a little weird when I had to get my FET form notarized here on the military installation. The guy looked at us and it was as if he had no clue what we were doing. LOL

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    1. It is a little weird for sure.

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  12. So awkward! I can't believe how close you're getting to transfer. I need to start tying knots in my fingers to keep them crossed for you.

    I'm glad the season is going so well. I know you said in an earlier post you weren't too sure it would.

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    1. It really was an awkward moment! Be careful with tying your fingers into knots! That could be awkward too! haha :)

      It really has been a surprising season. We are still just average, but the girls have managed to come away with a few big wins! And I've had no parent complaints so far, which is ALWAYS good!

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  13. Yeah, that was kind of an odd interaction at the bank. I suppose she she wanted to be supportive and if you don't really understand what an FET is, then what do you say? But it would have been nice if she gave you a little more privacy and maybe asked questions rather than just throwing congratulations out there randomly...three times. Goofy.

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    1. Lol, goofy to say the least, but if you don't know the process....I'm sure she doesn't see too many papers like that about Embryo thawing and transfer that need to be notorized.

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