For details about today’s results, see IVF Timeline.
Okay, so I know I said I wouldn’t update after every appointment, but this one was rather special. Not the appointment itself, but the miniature hell I endured getting there.
You see, I’m doing IVF in December. In North Dakota. And my clinic is 200 miles away from my home. Not a very bright idea, I will admit.
This was the scene for much of my journey to the clinic this morning.
I averaged about 45 miles an hour, and had to stop twice to remove the ice from my windshield wipers. Fortunately, I arrived – an hour and ten minutes late – safe and sound. The return trip was paradise compared to this. I was a tight ball of stress for a good 10 hours today, so it’s no surprise that I’m exhausted at 7:00 pm and in need of a massage. I should be relaxing tomorrow and Wednesday (retrieval is Thursday), but we’re expecting more snow. On top of that, I only just realized that I don’t have everything I need to take my trigger shot tomorrow, so I’ll have to make some calls and venture out into the snow storm to fetch what I need from the local pharmacy.
M and I decided to drive to the clinic on Wednesday and stay overnight, so that we won’t have to worry about travel delays on retrieval day. It would be a great plan, except that it’s supposed to snow all day Tuesday and Wednesday.
What was I thinking, choosing to do IVF in December?
Of course, if this works, it will all be worth it.
On the way back from the clinic, this song popped up on my iPhone, which is strange because I was certain I had cleared all the holiday music long ago, and it’s never made it into the music shuffle before now. It happens to be my favorite Christmas song, and today it made me cry like a baby. Because, baby, all I want for Christmas is you!