Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Passing go.

I started my second round of bcps last night and I do my first Lupron injection on the 4th of July (which is next freaking week, holy cow).  When I called to schedule my suppression check the scheduling gal said I would need to do a "refresher" about giving shots, mixing meds, etc. since my last cycle was March '07. Btw, I can't believe it's been over two years!  I was going through a dead spot so I waited until I got home and emailed Nurse Goddess.  Her response? "I'd be happy to go over it with you when you come in for your suppression check but you don't have to do it, you can just skip this part if you want."

What.

What?

What?!

I get to SKIP something?  The process is one tiny step shorter?  Suhweet!  Finally being an IVF psycho nerd has paid off!  I did tell her I would need her to do some "Sharpie art" on my *ahem* backside when the time comes for PIOs but until then, I am trusted to mix, draw in, flick the air bubbles out of and inject medications without further instruction.  Is it weird that I am completely excited about getting to skip the refresher?  I can't explain it but it's exhilarating getting to pass go.  Like I'm one of the kewl kids or something!  Like cutting class to go smoke behind the building.  Oh wait, I hate smoking. Ok, like cutting class to go SHOPPING!  Ah, yes, that's it exactly.  

It's the little things, folks.  

P.S. - When I apologized to Nurse Goddess for the glut of emails lately ("I swear I went down to five units of Lupron last time. Wait, let me dig out my old calendar...") she replied "Oh but I love hearing from you!  Makes my day."  Seriously.  Between letting me cut class and that response, she might as well have sat down and written me a seven page love letter complete with haiku.  I love my fertility dr. peeps.
 

2 comments:

strongblonde said...

i can't believe how close you are :) and i still have all of my old ivf stuff, too. all in a 3 ring binder with tabs, copies of receipts, etc.

can't wait to follow you during this cycle ;)

Ang said...

starting a journey
braving hurdles with resolve
looking for new love

a haiku for you ;)