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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 10:08 PM
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21. Actually, its been two, and I'm not throwing a fit (yet) -- just reminding
folks I haven't forgotten.

WARNING: POSSIBLY TOO MUCH INFORMATION, BUT YOU ASKED, SO I'M ANSWERING:

As for the pregnancy, I am going through a donor egg cycle (my sister is donating -- yeah!) in Portland, OR as I have an extremely rare medical condition where my ovaries don't function, but my uterus does. I have now been pregnant three times, and miscarried all three times. This is the last time we are trying, and if it doesn't work, we will be moving on to other means of becoming parents (read: adoption).

God, I wish all I had to do was sit around all day trying to get pregnant! LOL! I am hormonally whacked out, taking four different medications at six different times AT THE MOMENT (the multiple shots will be starting in about a week or so, but I've still got a couple of weeks before the "twice daily" ones kick in), running back and forth to the doctors offices for blood tests and ultra sounds, coordinating the stupid paperwork (because everyone under the sun wants copies of *EVERYTHING* like you wouldn't believe, and after eight years of infertility stuff, my medical records are scattered hither and yon between my regular physician, my (local) reproductive endocrinologist, my regular OBGYN, and the good folks in Portland) AND I'm coordinating the travel arrangements for both my sister and I with our respective others for the big trip to Portland (one week each totally separate because of the fact she needs to be there several days in advance of "retrieval" while we need to be there for nearly a week prior to "transfer" but we won't know WHEN until we see how she begins to respond to the meds, so everything has to be ready to "go" at a moment's notice), AND coordinating her medical appointments (she's been amazing), PLUS getting all of our "stuff" done because I swear to GOD none of this can be easy, or it just won't work (at least that's my current theory).

Today, for example, I spent the morning at two different doctor's office (one for blood work, the other being the nutritionist), and then made an appointment for a recommended series of visits to an acupuncturist (!) who sounds really nice, and hey, if it works and I get pregnant, I'll stand on my head, sing the star spangled banner, while simultaneously reciting the alphabet backwards, so who am I to complain about being stabbed with acupuncture needles, right?

Oh, and I still have to put together a "contract" between my sister and I where she promises not to try to get custody of any beautiful, wonderful babies that result, while I swear I won't dump them on her when they become obnoxious teenagers!

Plus I have a full time contract at the moment, and they keep having this "weird" idea that I should be like, working or something. :eyes:

So, of course I came home to discover that nearly three thousand dollars worth of medication (NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE) which requires refrigeration (!) is currently at the post office, and I can't get to it until 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, which since I'm supposed to be at work in Romeo (I live in Waterford) at 9:00 a.m., and my sister is in Utica, I'm not sure *what* I'm going to be doing about, because she needs it so she can start taking stuff on Monday!!!

(Did I mention this whole thing is extremely stressful?)

But, on a positive note, last week we (my husband and I -- aka, world's greatest husband) met with the psychologist (required AGAIN) so we could explain ONE MORE TIME just why the hell we even *WANT* children (apparently my flip answer of "so we can have little slaves who will run around and fetch and carry for us" isn't really what they are looking for), and we "passed", so we have been deemed by real live professionals to be "fit for parenthood" because due to my medical condition, and the *X(#*& new regulations imposed by Junior's administration, despite the fact we're spending tens of thousands of dollars, turning our lives completely upside down, and putting ourselves through a humiliating series of medical treatments and tests and procedures (which might fail and break my heart), we still need to justify why we have the completely normal desire to HAVE A FAMILY TO A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL!!!

And the moral of this story is: if you can get pregnant without half a dozen people in the room, DO IT!!!

But overall, I am a very lucky person. (Rinse & Repeat) So I just need to keep reminding myself of that.

But I need to keep my focus on what I'm doing right now until we get through the first week after transfer, and the most important thing I am doing is trying to get pregnant / stay pregnant / have healthy babies.

(And on a positive note, the clinic I am working with in Portland has a 90% success rate at the moment, with a 50% chance of twins!)

Oh, and I'm also working on something with Mr. Gore's office, but I'm still waiting for them to respond, so if anyone knows someone who can get my project moved to the head of the line, drop me a PM, because its kind of a big deal, but its got to be "non-partisan" plus its not "a done deal" yet, so I haven't been talking about it on DU.
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  -The E-Mail I sent Nancy Skinner (Dem Candidate for 9th District, MI) IdaBriggs  Jun-16-06 01:30 PM   #0 
  - Hi, Ida  SharonRB   Jun-16-06 01:35 PM   #1 
  - That would be sweet! What will you be doing there?  IdaBriggs   Jun-16-06 01:41 PM   #2 
     - Yes, I've been volunteering on her campaign  SharonRB   Jun-16-06 01:50 PM   #3 
        - Yup. I really want to know where she stands on stuff.  IdaBriggs   Jun-16-06 02:10 PM   #4 
           - Hi Ida  skinner4congress   Jun-16-06 02:23 PM   #5 
              - Thank you, Amy. You can also print them out directly from here....  IdaBriggs   Jun-16-06 04:02 PM   #6 
              - Amy, Just Print them from here. Certainly you know how to copy and paste  bfealk   Jun-17-06 04:12 PM   #7 
  - Here's a better question:  Lefty48197   Jun-18-06 10:59 AM   #8 
  - Any word on when I should expect some answers?  IdaBriggs   Jun-19-06 11:56 AM   #9 
  - Ida....  SharonRB   Jun-19-06 12:17 PM   #10 
  - doh..  JordanLFW   Jun-19-06 12:26 PM   #12 
     - I hope my answer was okay with Nancy.  SharonRB   Jun-19-06 12:54 PM   #13 
        - It was a great answer -- it didn't offend me, and it reinforced that  IdaBriggs   Jun-19-06 01:18 PM   #15 
           - Thanks for your patience, Ida  SharonRB   Jun-19-06 01:24 PM   #16 
  - busy week  JordanLFW   Jun-19-06 12:24 PM   #11 
     - Sharon has already hit me up! (LOL!)  IdaBriggs   Jun-19-06 01:17 PM   #14 
        - I showed Nancy your questions  skinner4congress   Jun-19-06 01:52 PM   #17 
  - So, I'm kicking this, because I still want a response.  IdaBriggs   Jun-29-06 02:58 PM   #18 
  - Calm down Ida....  weeksbr1   Jun-29-06 03:08 PM   #19 
  - Actually, its been two, and I'm not throwing a fit (yet) -- just reminding  IdaBriggs   Jun-29-06 10:08 PM   #21 
     - Sorry...  weeksbr1   Jun-30-06 01:30 PM   #28 
        - No, no! Its okay! Your assumption was perfectly normal -- its *MY* life  IdaBriggs   Jun-30-06 01:59 PM   #29 
  - Ida  SharonRB   Jun-29-06 03:44 PM   #20 
     - I can certainly understand that -- see answer to weeksbr1! LOL!  IdaBriggs   Jun-29-06 10:12 PM   #22 
        - LOL -- probably TMI for a lot of people here, but you had already  SharonRB   Jun-30-06 09:44 AM   #23 
           - Thank you, Sharon. I was having "a moment" when I responded  IdaBriggs   Jun-30-06 10:22 AM   #24 
              - Your hubby seemed like a really nice guy when I met the two of you n/t  SharonRB   Jun-30-06 11:08 AM   #25 
                 - Thank you, again! He is! He is truly the most wonderful man on the planet!  IdaBriggs   Jun-30-06 11:16 AM   #26 
                    - Actually, now I don't think anyone is going to be in this weekend  SharonRB   Jun-30-06 11:24 AM   #27 
  - Its Thursday after a long holiday weekend. What do I need to do to  IdaBriggs   Jul-06-06 01:23 PM   #30 
  - Nancy's answers  skinner4congress   Jul-06-06 02:20 PM   #31 
  - Amy, I *did* visit the website, which is where I got the e-mail address.  IdaBriggs   Jul-06-06 03:08 PM   #33 
     - Ida, it's been a month, you're going to be disappointed...  weeksbr1   Jul-14-06 01:12 AM   #42 
        - Ah, but you are almost missing the point --  IdaBriggs   Jul-19-06 11:07 AM   #46 
  - I have family spread out all over the place  skipos   Jul-06-06 02:23 PM   #32 
     - Sigh. I get that. Its one of the reasons the Katrina response was so  IdaBriggs   Jul-06-06 03:12 PM   #34 
  - Here's the ONLY question that I DEMAND be answered by Nancy Skinner  Lefty48197   Jul-08-06 01:33 PM   #35 
  - You've got your answer on that one, Lefty!  SharonRB   Jul-08-06 02:44 PM   #36 
  - Time for the weekly kick. Close to four weeks w/No Response.  IdaBriggs   Jul-13-06 09:39 AM   #37 
  - Ida -- Nancy has a new campaign manager  SharonRB   Jul-13-06 10:04 AM   #38 
     - Yes, thank you Sharon  skinner4congress   Jul-13-06 01:55 PM   #39 
        - I'll call Daren, since I might be in Portland during the picnic.  IdaBriggs   Jul-13-06 03:49 PM   #40 
           - They're usually there until about 7, Ida.  SharonRB   Jul-13-06 05:33 PM   #41 
           - Did you get some answers?  cbarry   Jul-19-06 07:32 AM   #43 
              - Great answer and welcome to DU, cbarry  SharonRB   Jul-19-06 07:56 AM   #44 
              - Honestly, I got caught up in some personal medical stuff.  IdaBriggs   Jul-19-06 11:00 AM   #45 
              - Some just can't be answered on paper ..  cbarry   Jul-19-06 03:04 PM   #48 
                 - Exactly!  SharonRB   Jul-19-06 05:53 PM   #50 
              - That wouldn't work for me  bfealk   Jul-19-06 02:00 PM   #47 
                 - I would use canned responses & staff  cbarry   Jul-19-06 03:22 PM   #49 
  - Why don't we all send lists of inflammatory questions to N. Skinner  Lefty48197   Jul-20-06 11:50 PM   #51 
     - Do I detect a note of sarcasm? Or maybe frustration?  pwreid   Jul-22-06 11:10 PM   #52 
        - Randi loves Nancy  SharonRB   Jul-23-06 06:09 PM   #53 
 

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