Archive for January 30th, 2009

Celebrity Status

I went to Ye Olde Fertility Clinic today for my interview with Local News Station #1 this morning. It went really well and J, the Marketing Supervisor Extraordinaire (MSE), for YOFC said I was awesome and hit all the best points possible. I don’t like to brag, but… I rocked.

Seriously, if I get a DVD of it (the MSE at YOFC did promise me he’d do his best to deliver the goods) – I’ll see if I can figure out how to upload it.

After the interview, I went down to meet with my nurse to sign papers in advance of tomorrow’s retrieval. I disclosed to her the fact that I screwed up my trigger shot this morning… I mean, I didn’t screw it up, but I was 15 minutes late (I knew this wasn’t a problem, but I figured full disclosure was a good thing, right?). Anyway, she said it was completely inconsequential.

So I signed everything, educated her on the weird ways of Judaism, and as I was wrapping up, another nurse knocked on the door and told me that MSE wanted to know if I could stick around because Local News Agency #2 was on their way over and wanted to talk to me!

Well, golly! I’m in high demand!

I wasn’t AS in love with this reporter and this one wasn’t quite as, um, smart. But it went well, and I got to have a little more fun on camera. 🙂

And now I’m home and it’s time to get ready for Shabbos.

I feel good about tomorrow. I think it’ll be okay. I think we’re going to get more eggs than expected. I think this cycle isn’t going to be a bust. I hate even saying that. I hate that I’m actually putting optimism into print. I am so pissed off at myself that I’m allowing myself to make it publicly known that I have any hope, but I do.

So there.

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Trigger Shot: 5:15am tomorrow morning (1/30/2009)
Nothing to eat after: 10:15am Saturday (1/31/2009)
Nothing to drink after: 1:15pm Saturday
Arrive at Ye Olde Fertility Clinic: 3:45pm Saturday
Retrieval time: 5:15pm Saturday (1/31/2009)

I was getting nervous – I hadn’t heard from the clinic with a trigger time by 6:25pm. Their offices close at 5pm. I wasn’t sure what to do. Should I wait for their call? Should I page the doctor on call? Should I figure it out by myself? What to do?

I called in reinforcements. I called Mel. I called Leah. I asked advice. Both advised I call the doctor on call, and though I felt ridiculous, I did have him paged. Not one minute after I got off the phone with the answering service, my cell phone rang and it was the OR Scheduler from Ye Olde Fertility Clinic with my trigger information. Crap. Anyway, at least I got all the information, right?

And so 15 minutes later when the doctor called back, he was very nice when I told him I got the information I needed. “Good luck,” he said.

Good luck, indeed.

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