Monday, December 31, 2007

NYE edition

and a happy 2008

i would post pictures of my nephews (who are just so redonkulously fabulously adorable) but i forgot the cable that connects the camera to the computer in CA so pictures will have to wait a week.

2008 should be an interesting year. On tap:
**i will graduate (HA!!! hopefully anyway).
**i will be able to live with my spouse full-time for the first time in a long time...neat, huh?
**i will probably find a job (check that: i'd BETTER find a job...which probably also means i should start looking for one. le sigh.)
**i'm going to haiti for a week in february to help with ongoing medical relief efforts there.
**i start round 1 of IVF in janury.

speaking of IVF, my baseline appt: 1/15. i'm currently on BCP which means i've had my period for 'round about 3 wks now and let me tell you, the lustre is quite starting to wear off. the clinic is also badgering me about showing up to appts with a "chaperone", but since the appointments are 630a-830a i really don't see that happening on a routine basis. plus, why is the onus on me to provide one, when they are requiring it for basically their own protection? the only person that i could rightly harass about "chaperoning" me is my husband, who is currently activated military in another state. and as they are a clinic that serves military families, is it crazy to think they should have considered that contingency? i said as much to the IVF nurse coordinator who said their contingency plan is that i meet someone in the waiting room and then needle my newfound aquaintance into acting as my chaperone. yeah, because that won't be uncomfortable for all parties involved AT ALL (..."i know we've only just met, but would you mind coming back with me to watch as the dr pokes at my bits and pieces with steely instruments?") i guess if seeing someone's naked hoo-ha 5 minutes after meeting them isn't the cement that long-lasting friendships are built on, well then, ladies, what is?


Meghan said...

Now what do you need a chaperone for?

Happy new year to you...sounds like you've got something exciting things on deck!

Heather said...

Happy New Year!

ultimatejourney said...

I can understand a chaperone for retrieval, but for monitoring??? That just seems strange to me.

Here's to a fantastic 2008!

Lori said...

What!? That sounds crazy to me.

Today, I'd be your Drowsy Chaperone. A little too much ringing in last night.

I do wish I could be there for you!

In and Out of Luck said...

I'm not a doctor, but that sounds like insanity! Chaperone?

LJ said...

Chaperone? What the hell?

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

Hi there... Found your blog through LJ over at two lines....

Sounds like you're at WR. They're the only MTF I've ever found that pesters their patients so much about chaperones. I think it's from bad rep they've gotten in the past over non-IVF stuff. Anyhoo....

Just wanted to say hey as another military wife, and fellow MTF-IVF'er. I had a chance to start in Jan at WH, but a deployment screwed with it, so I'm on for May. I've done one IVF there & got a pos, but miscarried 6w4d. Hope you have a GREAT experience. Sure it helps to be near the MTF!!!

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

Oh also, I don't know if you've been on this website yet, but there are other ladies cycling at your clinic in Jan and they are all used to the "find someone in the waiting room to be your chaperone." some of them with same baseline dates make arrangements online after having "met" for all that.

also, i think it's just important to the clinic that they're in the room, not that they are actually looking at you.

still, at my clinic there is always one doc and one nurse in the room & that to me is chaperone enough.

i'm also sorry about your 3 losses.