Fatal Stabbing?

Aargh another needle-related disaster! Just as I was starting to think I was getting good at it as well.  Just stick the thing in and it doesn’t even hurt. I FORGOT TO PINCH MY BELLY BEFORE INJECTING!!!! Not just today, but possibly yesterday as well (can’t remember). And now my ovaries hurt. Surely this means…

“Yes, I am familiar with Epipens.”

And so it begins. Everything got off to a good start, i.e. despite everything seeming so easy in the clinic with the nurse explaining to me how to use the Gonal F pen and how she made it all look so simple, just like taking a lid off a felt tip pen and writing with…

Stop Press: Wholesome New Me Turns Down Night Out in Walkabout

Yet again it is 9.30pm on a Saturday night and I am sprawled on the sofa at home, alone, looking up Wikipedia entries on little-known European royals of the eighteenth century through my ovulatory phase rather than-as we would all doubtless be doing-having passionate baby-making sex with someone really, really hot. Desperate text messages have…

The Curse of the Missing Email

Aargh. Haven’t been able to sort out the sperm donor admin (yes, there is “admin”) as you need to print off the donor information and sign it and send it back to the clinic. God this is complicated. So as I don’t have a printer I opted to send the email order to my work…

Physical Illnesses: 0 (v.g.): Mental illnesses: Innumerable

Well I picked up my test results from the GP today and it appears that I do not have any of the following: HIVChlamydiaHepatitis BHepatitis C Result. I felt so smug at the fact that I am officially STD-free that I actually toyed with the idea of taking a vow of chastity to preserve this…

Walking Around London Carrying a Phone

Day 1 of my period. I know, that’s officially Too Much Information, but it’s only going to get worse, I can assure you. Tried to phone the clinic today as they said to call on the first day of my period, but of course my period would be awkward and start on a Saturday, when…

And Thou Shalt See Me Weeping on the BBC

So today’s Productive Thing was that I watched a documentary about a fertility clinic on BBC i-player. Interesting, although as a connosieur of the art I would have preferred a section on IUI.  All we got as far as that was concerned was a brief interview with a sperm donor. I wondered what our children…

Hair dye: hated by right wing American conservatives everywhere.

So I decided to do something productive today. In fact, I am contractually obliged; i.e. by my new year’s resolutions, that Contract of Doom I have of course made with myself yet again this year, despite the fact that the previous twenty years’ (TWENTY YEARS!!!!!!  HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?) vague promises to “be more positive”…