Monday, August 6, 2007

Whew! I feel so much lighter.

Is it because I lost that extra 20 pounds I've been carrying around?









NO! (Although I did join Weight Watchers again and go to my 1st meeting tomorrow.)


Is it because I've figured out how to break free from the emotional shackles of my IF-induced depressive haze?









NOPE!


Is it because I got some snazzy new haircut which is making my head feel like it's going to float right off my neck?









NO! (Although that would be nice in this oppressive heat.)


Why? It's because I just siphoned off $10,000 to give to the REs office for one damn IVF cycle. Ouch. I sure as shit hope this works. There's now just a vast sucking sound where our nest egg used to be...









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12 more days until the end of BCPs and my evaluation ultrasound which will give us the green light for IVF #3, also known as LeahEgg's Last Stand.

With my ER and ET in early September (tentatively 9/2 and 9/5 respectively), I'm wondering who is going to cycle with me. I know of a couple of you already (My Reality, Christina), but have been in such a daze that I don't know if I'm etch-a-sketching any one else's impending cycles. Anyone else going to hop on the rollercoaster with us?

19 comments:

Lea Bee said...

is *that* what that noise is? here i thought it was the steady evaporation of my soul.

Erin said...

I'm about to send nearly that much to my RE and the pharmacy for a cycle. Ugh. I'm on bcp for another week and half and then start the microdose lupron. What's your protocol this time aruond. I'll go back and check your blog in case you already described it...

GOOD LUCK!

Inconceivable said...

GOoo gooo LeahEgg's Last Stand !

Waiting Amy said...

Sorry nest egg is smaller, but let's hope it leads to lots of little eggies!

Wishing you lots of luck and peace with this cycle ... and of course SUCCESS!

Kate said...

I hope everything goes well - I'll be thinking about you.

LJ said...

Money? What money? I tell you, it is insane how much money we're trying to save. It's like putting a down payment on a house. Granted, not a house in our area, but nonetheless.

Imogen and David said...

I would have loved to cycle with you but I start injecting tomorrow :( Who knows though, being my first cycle I might be a slow responder. Go LeahEggs!

Alexa said...

Ah yes, that light-as-air poorer-than-poor feeling!

I'm not that far ahead of you with this cycle (day 6 of Lupron, estimated ER 8/23). I will be cheering you on...

In and Out of Luck said...

Good luck with this cycle! I will think all good thoughts for your eggs, and good vibes to get you through the emotional part of the rollercoaster.

Rho said...

Good luck with this cycle! Looks like mine will be December/Jan.

Becks said...

Ooh I can hear that sucking newson our house too....I need to pay for my cycle tomorrow...ouch.

Hope the Weight Watchers meeting went well.

My Reality said...

I just feel poor!! And fat - my online weight watchers isn't going so well!

TeamWinks said...

I'm rooting for Leah's eggs!!!

Changing Expectations said...

$ and IF - can I just say "arrgggghh"
Hating it.

Your cycle is here! Good luck!

Schatzi said...

Ouch! I usually write the check and then block it out of my mind (denial being my coping strategy of choice:) ).

I will be cycling just before and just after you... my ER will be around 8/23 for this cycle, and I start stimming again around 9/13.

Will be here to cheer you on!

Kristen said...

I love all the suspense you created through those pictures :) That was great. But yeah, OUCH! I hope that $10k proves to be the best investment you've ever made.

I will be checking in with you and I can't wait to see what lies ahead on your journey.

Reproductive Jeans said...

Ill be emailing you back soon--I definitely RELATED big time...just wanted to pop over and say thanks for all your support, and I am thinking of you as you approach your new cycle!

Lara said...

You should go to cyclesista...the link is on my sidebar. You'll find a LOT of fellow cyclers!!! Good luck Leah!!!!! I'm excited for your cycle!

Kami said...

Go Leah's Eggs!!! So excited for you. I will be starting my first DE cycle Sept 7th so I will just be getting started as you will be in the 2ww.