Don't Be Disappointed.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My doctor called today to talk about the hyper-stim situation. She is demanding that we do an ultrasound prior to our transfer tomorrow to check my fluid levels. This will determine if we can go forward with the procedure as planned.

I have been ordered not to leave my sofa and to drink at least 180oz of gatorade (a task not so easily accomplished) for the rest of the day and all of tomorrow. She assured me that she has seen people turn this around completely, but that I shouldn't get my hopes up too high. In short, don't be disappointed.

So there you have it. Tomorrow we go in and see what will happen. Today I will act like a sloth and drink, drink, drink, drink.

I plan on being part of the group that "turns it around" so she better be ready to put one of those babies in me. It's game time.

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
 ~Jonathan Swift 


Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

Good luck!!!! Try and stay positive. :)

waiting and wishing said...

Good Luck! I hope everything works out tomorrow!

Grams said...

Sending happy baby thoughts out into the universe for you. May the goddesses smile on you!

Anonymous said...


In women, smoking has a negative impact on almost all aspects of fertility. This includes its effects on ovulation, the transportation of the egg from the ovary down through the fallopian tubes, the process of fertilization and even initial embryo development. When pregnancy occurs in a woman who smokes, the future fertility of the fetus as well as its' general health and well-being, whether male or female, is also put at risk. Women who had mothers who smoked while they had conceived and were carrying them, tend to have menopause earlier and therefore, their reproductive lifespan is significantly shortened.

It is now advocated that smoking should be phased out as an integral part of human infertility treatment. It is also advised by doctors around the world that smoking should be giving up well in advance (1 – 2 years) of planning a child.


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