Tuesday, May 29, 2007

IUIUIUI

This cycle was full of funny moments, let's review a few...

On CD11 when I went in for my u/s the nurse asked if I was starting to feel full and heavy. Indeed, I was, but The C piped in that it was probably because I had gas. I couldn't help but giggle, it is possible that I had gas (I will not lie), but I was certainly feeling the growth of the follies. The nurse looked my dear husband sqaure in the eyes and said with a straight face, "The C, you know that's an entirely different system, don't you?!" And I, feet in the air, head tilted back, was not able to hold back my reaction of "Oh THAT'S what we're doing wrong!"

On CD14 we stepped into the nurse's office so that she could prepare my hCG injection. I was to administer it at 9pm, so I turned to The C and commented that we would have to nix our date downtown (and go somewhere closer to home), because I like to do the hCG at home (it hurts alot for me, I like to be able to relax afterwards.) The nurse remarked that indeed it would be akward to lift my shirt, swab my belly and inject while sitting at the table. I pointed out that it just wouldn't be fair- The C would be left out of the process (he likes to "help" when I do my injections.) So the nurse offered to give us a spare sterile cup so that The C could be part of the fun and "do his business" at the table, while I do mine. We walked out of the clinic that morning thinking "did she really just say that??!!"

After our IUI* was complete, the nurse popped in a 10 minute video for us to watch, and told us she would be back in 20 minutes. A mere minute after the video ended The C started to get very antsy. He couldn't sit still, and wanted to get the show on the road already. (I was bare from the waist down, and again, pretty much hanging upside down.) After another minute he proclaimed that they must have forgotten about us (my clininc has two exam rooms, so this is an impossibility), and in true guy fashion he started to fantacize about ways to "break us out of there". (YES, I was quick to point out that we weren't locked in the room!) So The C starts talking about how he will make a condom bomb filled with various items in the room in order to blast the wall open. (He didn't seem so concerned that I was lying the half naked with my legs in the air...) THEN he says: "It will be like in that movie... what's it called..." (At which time I offer up names of movies where the characters "break out" of places: James Bond? Mission Impossible? And then I am given more info to work with: "You kow, the movie with the hot 80's guy?" Me: "Oh! Bruce Willis! You mean Die Hard!") (And I am lying there thinking- I just had an IUI- are we really talking about this right now??!!) So, The C continues: "Yes!! It will be like in Die Hard where that big black guy [...pauses to think of name...] G.ene H.ackman...." It is at this point that I completely lose it! I start laughing so hysterically the entire building must have shaken. I was loud, and I couldn't stop myself.

Finally, finally when I stopped laughing I said: "You mean S.amuel L. Ja.ckson, don't you?" And then the nurse arrived, our 20 minutes was up. (Boy did we get looks when we walked into the reception area...)


* As for the IUI itself, it went fine. The "new" doctor (a guy I think that they are training because I believe our doctor has a serious ailment-in that he can't talk-so he is looking to find a partner) did the IUI. I had met him before, and felt comfortable with him, but the procedure itself took longer (he couldn't get the catheter in), and so I was more uncomfortable. The C's swimmers looked great like last time (again we got to look at them under the microscope- so cool!). Everything seemed pretty textbook. There's only 12 more days until we know...

14 comments:

Ann said...

What fun! I would much rather laugh hysterically in the RE's office than make my lip sore while trying to bite it to keep from crying.

I'm curious--what's wrong with your doctor that he can't talk?

decemberbaby said...

Wow, you have GREAT moments at the RE. I'm coming with you next time!

I'm hoping that this laughter-filled IUI will do it for you. Swim, sperm, swim!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Maybe a little laughter is all those sperm will need to make it to your egg. You know they say it is the best medicine!

TeamWinks said...

Infertility part pain part hysterical moments! Let's hope laughter does the trick!


The doc that can't speak well could have ulcers on his vocal cords. Acid reflux can cause it. The side effects are losing your voice or forever speaking as your doc does. Not much fun in that!

Lut C. said...

A regular Fawlty Towers experience. :-)

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Good luck with your 2ww. May this be the one...

Watson said...

May your 2ww go by fast, and end with some GOOD news just in time for the big party!!

Best of luck!!

sariel & shlomit said...

Okay, that's all got to be a good omen or something!!
As for the procedure going differently....i've found it varied not only from doctor to doctor but from time to time...usually all went swimmingly (ha ha) but every once in a while it would take longer or be a little painful or whatever...

i'm over here cheering for you during your ENTIRE 2ww!!!!

ps...we are coming to montreal in august...i may still come alone before that...i'll keep you posted!
peace
shlomit

My Reality said...

At least you kept your sense of humour!

Carrie said...

Hope this is it for you guys. Surely anyone who can laugh through an appointment like this deserves a break.
It can all become so ridiculous at times, I'm sure you agree.

sharah said...

It's so much easier to deal with when it's funny, am I right? Glad you had a good time, and fingers crossed for you!

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

Hope these 12 days can go by quickly. I REALLY hope this IUI is the one for you... Funny memories!

ggop said...

I laughed a lot! I am a new reader, love your blog. I'm in the middle of soliciting a second opinion for my IF. I'm going off to catch up on the archives.

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