Monday, August 26, 2002

my friend said "I've got some news. I don't know how you're going to feel about it."

it was only that a mutual friend - hers, really - was pregnant. what's with the kid gloves and melodrama? it's still only me...

Saturday, August 17, 2002

day whatever. might not post here for a while; off on holiday soon and will not be so much as taking my temperature. i'm sure there will be plenty of fun fertility-related hijinks when i return in mid-september and get really serious about IVF.
I can't wait.

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

archives fairly broken. will fix. if you really want them (and why would you?) click on the one month that shows, then just change the date from 5 to whatever.

a woman in new zealand who's linked to me. her blog looks good, if these kinds of blogs can be "good". it's all about understanding, I think. good title, too.

typical day one of a cycle.
feel a tiny bit queasy, like something's clearing.
get confirmation that my period has started while in the shower.
check chart, find that I probably ovulated on the day after we skipped sex b/c husband was really tired.
yell at husband for not caring, not being involved, put entire weight of infertility on that one tired evening.
have to go to work; feel like a horrible bitch, yet somehow justified.
I asked him why he doesn't read the charts and take some interest in when we need to schedule things: he asked where they were! (they've been next to the bed for two YEARS now!)
then he said I should put them on the kitchen table so he'd notice them. when I can't get them out of my mind, pore over every little detail. how insulting, and I said so.

none of which helps anything. I'll be away next cycle.

my new niece is so lovely I nearly cried.

Saturday, August 03, 2002

melbourne IVF site is back up. this is where I'll be going.
their success rates aren't as good as the others on the figures linked below, but their site says they take on the hard cases.
it also says that for women under 38 they have a 50% success rate in the first three cycles.
but there's some worrying stuff about blocked tubes affecting IVF success and causing ectopic pregnancies: do they put the embryo in the tubes?

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