Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fun With Math

So I was reviewing some of my fertility charts the other day. I have no idea why. I definately need a new hobby. But i had a thought...

What’s the best thing about being a 28 day cycler?

You get to be not pregnant 13 times a year instead of twelve. Which means there is one special month in the year when you get to be not pregnant twice. Good times.

Seriously though, there is one good thing about moving on to IVF. (Did I just say that?) I have not peed on a stick, ovulation or pregnancy, since October. I was such a pee addict. I have checked for ovulation twice in the same day. I have left work to buy a pregnancy test and tested in the stalls at work. I have gone to the bathroom, realized I should be peeing on a stick, stopped mid-stream and retrieved said stick to pee on. I have finished peeing, realized I should be peeing on a stick and sat back on the toilet trying to squeeze out enough pee to register on the test (which never works by the way).

Being in the IVF wasteland (between a cancelled IVF cycle and a new IVF protocol) has been a nice break from the insanity. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather be in the game then on the bench, but sometimes you need a breather.

7 comments:

Tara said...

I love how you got the pic to say "You Just wasted $8". Classic.

I am a pee addict, too. But, IVF definetly helps deter me from the sticks.

'Murgdan' said...

I am SO with you on this. It's been such a relief escaping from the pee sticks....

Caroline said...

Hi there,
Thanks for your advice on my blog. I think it makes perfect sense.

Like you, I am enjoying having a break from the temperature charts, OPKs, pregnancy tests etc. They drive you crazy!

I loved your pregnancy test picture. I have never seen a "positive" pregnancy test before, and I am starting to think that they don't work!

Mary said...

That picture is fantastic! I'm might have to 'steal' it from you. That made my day:) Thanks.

birdsandsquirrels said...

That picture is great!
I'm having to take a forced breather, so it's good to hear that it can be a nice break from the insanity.

Leslie Laine said...

Much agreed. The breather is great.

So great, in fact, that sometimes I feel even more nervous about re-entering the game.

womb for improvement said...

I'm just coming to the end of my stay on the bench (hopefully) and whilst I was gutted when I was told I had to wait for three months it is a good time to take stock - and drink to excess. Though saying that if I find out tomorrow I have to wait even longer I will start throwing my toys out of the pram (could there be a more inappropriate phrase?)

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