08 September 2009

stim-o-rama

Hello!
So, CD3, baseline scan this morning says 10 follicles on right (hola!) and 5 on left (whoo hoo!) and I'm off to the races. Shot up in the parking lot, and, well, felt a little jubilant. I am sure I am becoming unhinged.

Yesterday started off badly with a laugh that got edging on hysterical then disintegrated into crying hard. I hiked my hike and saved myself. Then home again. To try to outrun my demons, my darlin' and I went to the park to play. Swings, climbing stuff, badminton, shooting basketballs. And I left the day hot and sweaty and happy with only one big sprained black and blue finger. How fun to have someone to Play with. Not compete against or with, not get instructed or corrected by, not led, nor followed, just WITH.

I had some conversations and took stock and made some choices that have helped- I'll write more about them later as I right now I am sneaking time from work.

But I will say this: my drive up north this morning was through the dawn hours and fog of every kind-- ground fog on hay fields, valley fog along the river, will-o-wisp fog that tendrils up from lake water like ghosts or spirits or sprites, thick blanket fog that makes you drive 2 miles an hour and pray...
the light was glowing and dreamy, amber and gold, and the trees were just barely hints on the hillsides. It was one of my most sustained periods of wallowing in (and driving through) loveliness in recent memory.

I am damn tired after a horrid night's sleep, but the fog? Made waking early worth it.

Onward.

11 comments:

IVF 40+ said...

ONWARDS! SO happy for you. May your road be full of playful times.

Michele said...

YES!!! Those are great follicle numbers!!!

I love fog... I hate to drive in it but it is so beautiful...

B. said...

Hurray for follies! And for playing! And for funky autumn weather that's nothing like what we had last week, when it was still "summer."

I'm wishing you every success this cycle. Go follies go!

Sprogblogger said...

Onward, indeed! Sounds like a great start to this cycle, and you know you're in my thoughts. Yay for playing. We all need to do more of that.

K said...

Holy cow! You are back in the saddle and just like that! Yay...I'm excited to have someone else to cycle with this month! I think you decided on IVF yes? With a follicle count like that I hope you are! Congrats...and let this be the one. For you, for me, for EB, and everybody else.

Barefoot said...

Woot! on the follies. Such good news.

Pundelina said...

15 follicles!!! That's fantastic Kate! It is nice to have someone to play with, I'm glad your darlin' gives you that.

I love fog.

:o)

Mad Hatter said...

Oh, you sound so good, Kate! I am so impressed with your follicles! That is definitely something to be jubilant about! The fog sounds so beautiful, and it seems to be clearing, little by little...sending you an abundance of good thoughts! (and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog...hugs right back to you!!!)
Love,
Maddy

Kate said...

Great antrals!
I'd have been terrified by driving in fog, so good on you for finding and enjoying the beauty in it.
Good luck with the stims!

IF Optimist, then... said...

What fantastic news on your follicle count. That is a good starting off point and a good indicator of positive things. I LOVE that you have someone to play WITH. That is the best thing in the world. I wish I could visit and see the fog, experience the change to fall from summer. Here it is subtle and I love it, where I grew up there were no seasons at all. I love every minute of fall.

meinsideout said...

Great follie count! Glad you got to play - we do not do enough of that.