Not meaning to jinx anything IUIish (I am not quite halfway through the two week wait), I went ahead and made a phone appointment with CCRM for the second week of April (their earliest if I wanted to speak with Dr. Schoolcraft himself). I am needing to get my shit together and fill out paperwork and contact doctors-- I need to identify someone local who would help me coordinate my testing/monitoring and also take me through the first 12 weeks should I be so lucky. I want to ask my maternal and fetal medicine guy if I can use him for this. We had great rapport, he did not blow sunshine up my skirt, but he did make me feel safe and in good hands. So, I think I will ask him first. The drive sure would be shorter (1 hour instead of 2-- yes, I live in the sticks).
So much great news out there with the women I have been cycling with and around-- and some sad and difficult news too. Sweet and generous hearted Joannah could use some love after some shitty beta news. And Mo could use some love and support since a recent rash of negative pee sticks are sapping the hope out of her cycle.
I just wish this would be easier for all of us. I used to have this funny idea about fertility, back in the days where it was something to avoid rather than pay for-- that is should be more like nuclear send codes-- that two operatives would need to turn two keys simultaneously while muttering some voodoo code words in order to even activate the process. Now I realize that it would be great if only it were so easy.