Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Minor Rant...and Information

So, I promise to make this short, since I know you all (all 3 of probably tire of hearing me whine and complain. Over the last week or so, I've had a handful of people ask me, "So, are you still trying to get pregnant?!?" To which I respond with "Yeah...thanks for bringing it up!" in a very joking-but-not-really tone. What's worse, is that one person asked me this one week, then asked me again the next time I saw them! I said, "Dude, you asked me that last week, but thanks for bringing it up...again." (again, in the joking-but-not-really tone.)

Now, I know they're just trying to be helpful, be an active member in my life, be friendly...all that crap, but here's what gets me: they obviously don't take the time to think about how this question will feel to me. Case in point...1) If, for some reason, we had decided to put our trying to conceive on hold, them bringing it up will simply re-open scars that are not even close to being healed. 2) If we ARE still trying, them bringing it up only helps to remind me that it hasn't happened yet. These are really the only 2 outcomes. I'm not sure if they're hoping I'll confide in them and tell them I'm actually pregnant right that second, or what, but it's kind of irritating.

...don't even get me started on people accusing me of being pregnant whenever I'm tired, hungry, or whatever. (In case you were curious, my usual, intended-to-be-witty response to this one is "No! It's the wrong time in my cycle! Would you like to look at my chart?")

My rant is over...for awhile, anyway. haha

(Side Note: I don't mind when people ask questions about the actual process, or what steps we've taken, or whatever. For some reason, that doesn't bother me, just like it doesn't bother me if people comment on my blog about it, since, well, that's partially what my blog is about!)

In case you were all curious (again...all 3 of you) about what we're trying this cycle, I thought I'd let you know. This cycle, we're trying Femara, which studies have shown tends to work better to bring on ovulation in women with poly-cystic ovaries. This is our second attempt with it (after 5 rounds of clomid), and it's not looking promising. My temperatures are being really stupid. Maybe it's working nights, maybe my body is smoking crack and not telling me. I don't know. Anyway, this medication is entirely too expensive for my liking, which REALLY makes me wish it would work so I don't have to dole out almost $100 for 10 pills again...or have to move on to injections, which are CRAZY expensive.

The plan, as of the last time I trekked to Iowa City for my RE appointment, was to try 3 rounds of femara, then, if that didn't work, to try a procedure where they shoot dye up my fallopian tubes and do an x-ray type thing to make sure they're not blocked. I can't remember what it's called...ugh. (You may be curious why they didn't do that before I dropped $300 on medications. The answer is, evidently, that I don't have any of the risk factors for blocked tubes, so the doc didn't think we needed to do it immediately.) Once that was done, the doctor plans to move on to injections. Boy, oh, boy!

Well, if you've made it to the end of this post, you deserve a prize. Unfortunately, I don't have anything to give you. Go out and get yourself something nice...


Brenda September 12, 2009 at 2:51 PM  

Thanks for the rant. I loved it! you can rant about whatever you want on your own blog-that's my motto! I'm still praying for you. I'm sure it's not easy and I think I'd deck the people right upside the head who ask you dumb stuff. If tired, cranky and/or hungry mean you're pregnant then I have all the signs! I know it's not funny and you know I love you. Thanks for keeping us updated on the process too. The three of us do want to know how to pray for you guys! Muah!

Anonymous September 12, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

Brenda, I love you and I think you're awesome. I am mad at Georgia for being so far away from Illinois. How dare you, Georgia?!?