Wednesday, August 12, 2009

donor a go go!!!

Yes, three days later, we finally get the call to say that our new egg donor is on board, and ready to go. Which means she gets to go in to the clinic for testing, see the lawyer and really get the ball rolling. The good news is that she is in school for something medical ( which means she will probably understand all about shots), and is motivated to get the money to help with her tuition - and she is a mom - so she is probably doubly motivated to get this done!!!)
Me, I am on day 5 of provera, waiting to get AF which will probably happen a few days after I finish the pills and then I have to call the third party repro nurse and get instructions about BCPs and maybe even a schedule! I really like her - she is so thorough and explains stuff instead of referring me to the doctor to explain everything like the last one did. I think she really feels badly for me because of what happened with the last donor - so I am going to make sure I take advantage of that in any way I can. ( I know that sounds evil, but I am actually one of the most passive patients you could meet, so it' s not going to look too ugly when I start milking it for all it's worth!)
As for me I took off work today because I am exhausted, depressed and just plain cranky. I feel the weight of the world on my cliche ridden shoulders in my job and I am so desperate for a real live, quiet relaxing beach vacation - I know I know - we were on vacation in June but it involved a lot of driving and was relaxing once we got to Canada for a few days. Once we get our schedule we may be able to at least plan a long weekend away with the doggies at the beach.
S goes back to school in September and is furiously working to finish a paper so after the new semester starts it will be hard to get away.
I think I am going back to bed now.
Feeling like I need a big energy boost and some TLC. ( sob sob, sigh sigh)
I know, the news is good, I need to get over it!


Anonymous said...

Hugs to you. I hope your mental health day helps boost your spirits.

Exciting news about the donor! You'll be on your way to a BFP in no time!

Malea said...

A huge pan of brownies covered in chocolate icing with a cold glass of milk always does it for me. Oh don't forget the pecans:)

Anonymous said...

wonderful news about the clinic moving so quickly with the new donor. they definitely owe you - milk it for all its worth!

the mental health day sounds perfect, enjoy every moment! and i hope you are able to get that long weekend at the beach scheduled, having those to look forward to is so nice!

cindyhoo2 said...

Ah, you sound like me. I also took a mental health day this week. I just did not feel up to facing the world. Good for you! Mine did me a world of good. (all I really did was sleep and hide)

Yay! on the new donor. That sounds super promising. And I agree that you should definitely cash in on the clinic feeling a bit sorry for you. A girl has to use every tool at her disposal to get good treatment.

It's funny, J and I are also looking at places and times when we can sneak off for a few days of R and R. I think walking down this IF road too long takes its toll. Just think in 6 months.... pregnant bellies!!!

Bella said...

Woohooo for a new donor who is ready to cycle! I'm so excited for you and I hope and pray this works!!!

Pufferfish said...

Great news! You'll be amazed at how fast this cycle is going to go once you get the green light.
Take those days now and enjoy them!!

Billy said...

Yay for the good news!

KM said...

YAY!!! A similar last minute switcheroo happened with a very close friend of mine and she has two beautiful almost 3 year old girls to show for it :)!! I hope all goes well with this donor.


Lisa said...

Claire, so glad things are moving along. I don't want anything else to get in the way of this journey. Ohhh, a day off sounds wonderful.

Best When Used By said...

GREAT news that your new donor is on board and motivated! She is obviously smart (medical school?) and has good eggs (her own kid), so things should go wonderfully. Sorry you're feeling blue and tired and a bit cranky. We're all there from time to time...even when things are going well. Sometimes it just happens. So pamper yourself a bit and think good baby thoughts!

J and D said...

So much has happened since I was last here! OMG no wonder you need a mental health day --- stress!
I'm glad you've found a new donor that works for you and is ready to go!! That's awesome news.

Kristen said...

yay! reading your blog makes me wish I was an egg donor. I'd love to make someone like you happy like that.