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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 01:59 PM
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29. No, no! Its okay! Your assumption was perfectly normal -- its *MY* life
that is on the weird side! Please don't get upset about seeming rude, because you weren't! Yesterday wasn't one of the most pleasant days on the planet, and any excuse to rant about it was most welcome! (Everyone needs a small pity party once in a while, you know.) Plus, you gave me a chuckle as I pictured someone thinking of a solid month or so of sexy nighties, etc. -- :woohoo: If only! :)

You put the "you rock" icon in there, so I knew you were just doing some friendly teasing -- and heaven knows I'd love a month or so of "nothing to do but get pregnant the old fashioned way" (and so would the hubby! :woohoo: again!), so, who wouldn't have a moment or two of envy for a brief "live like a pasha" fantasy?

Infertility stuff totally sucks, and fortunately, I can blame Reagan -- did you know he refused to fund infertility research for what turned into TWELVE YEARS because (thanks to his whack job interpretation of his stupid religion) he was worried that it was too much like "playing God?"


Anyway, its one of the many blessings we have thanks to President Clinton -- one of the first things he did within a week or so of being in office was sign an executive order allowing funds to go for infertility research (which we were now woefully behind on, because England had started this stuff in 1978!), which brought the cost of a "standard" in vitro fertilization cycle down from the $60-75K range into something affordable by the first time we tried it in 1999 w/donor to about $18K. God bless him!!! With one out of five couples facing these issues, its once again thanks to the foresight of a good man that good things can happen. Junior and his crowd have been throwing more paperwork at us, and making it more difficult. Would you believe I actually had to sign a form saying whether or not I wanted my sister tested for communicable diseases someday in the future if we decide to donate any leftover embryos to another couple? She had to test clean before she was acceptable, and has to test again in six months thanks to the new regulations, but if she gets something five years from now, its not like it can magically fly from her to Portland, infiltrate its way into the clinic, read the labels to find our frozen embryos, and then contaminate all of them -- its a case of GIVE ME A BREAK STUPID REGULATIONS and WHY do I have to fill out paperwork like that???


Back to today -- I wasn't offended, and I apologize if I hurt your feelings. As I said, I'm a little stressed out, and a tad hormonal. Its only going to get worse -- I am SUCH a joy to be around! (snicker)
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