Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I've been busier than busy! No really!

God love you sweet ladies (and men!) for checking on me now and then. Sometimes I just want to slink away, hide away, and put the covers over my head, forgetting the craziness of the IF world. But you never really forget do you? You never really go back to how you were in the pre-IF days? All innocent and hopeful?

I've been a bad blogger, once again, in my extended absence from here and in keeping you all updated. No news to report really. AF is on the horizon yet again; today's CD24 so I expect another two or three days and the wench will make her appearance.

I'm a much more sane person though without all those drugs in my system and both hubby and I are happy about that. I often wonder, if we do decide to go through with the IVF, whether I'll really be able to handle all those drugs and monitoring again. It's really taken its toll folks. I just don't know if I have it in me to be honest.

We're still looking at it I guess. I have a last little bit of bloodwork to do and then we send off the papers to Montreal. And then... it's anybody's guess. It might be a few months before we even get a call from them.

In the meantime the update.
- Yes, I continue to go to the gym. So far so good. I feel better about myself at least.
- Yes, hubby and I are still doing our date nights, once a week. (In fact, yesterday we went out for dinner together for the first time in two months!)
- No, there is no way to do further testing on hubby's sperm unless he has surgery. And that will be for the TESE (with donor sperm as a backup).
- Yes, I DID try to contact all the candidates in my riding for next week's election with a question regarding their party's platforms regarding IF and costs. Alas, not one response from any of them. Good to know they listen to their constituents huh Aurelia?
- Yes, I continue to game and lose myself now and then in EQ2.
- No, I still haven't gone home to visit my folks. But Mom is definitely on the mend; her follow up with the surgeon was very positive.
- Yes, I'm still the manager of our team and it looks like I'm in that position until at least April 2008. Yikes!

And this weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada. It stands to reason that our harvest would be earlier than yours in the States and thus, we celebrate it earlier. So Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I will be cooking a full turkey dinner for... two. I just wish it were for more.


Kim said...

So glad to see an update!! Glad things are okay with you :O).

ultimatejourney said...

Thanks for the update!

ultimatejourney said...

Oops, hit "Publish" too soon. Wanted to say I've been thinking of you and hoping all is well.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are doing ok, even if you are busy.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Angie said...

Good to hear from you!

Anonymous said...

Good to hear from you Gil.
As is often the case, I feel like we are in step...walking on similar roads down this crazy path...
have a Happy Thanksgiving...

Aurelia said...

Happy Thanksgiving Gil!

And yes, local candidates are twits...but remember, they have very little to do if they aren't in Cabinet, and frankly, zero influence over anything.

I can tell you that some people at the top of my fave party are very very definite in their commitment to funding IF. For personal reasons. So you know it will happen. The question is when!

Katie said...

big hugs.

OHN said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Glad you updated and you are well.

Anonymous said...

Hey Gil,
I think of you often. Hope you're doing well...

Debbie said...

I'm so glad you updated. We are kind of in a similar position. The break for us has been great. I'm as close to pre-IF Debbie as I think I can possible be. And IVF is on the horizon. I am concerned with getting back on all the meds as well. But I think I can handle it.

((BIG HUGS)) Happy Thanksgiving

Shop Girl said...

Thanks for the update; I've been wondering about how you're doing. Glad you're feeling better sans meds.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Hey Gil,
Popping in to say 'hi' and let you know I'm thinking of you. HOpe you are able to 'enjoy' your break from active treatments...