Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fake boobs and nasal spray...

So I'm on my 3rd day of the nasal spray and so far no side effects. Not sure how long it normally takes for the hot flashes/headaches/moodiness to kick in but I'll enjoy the lack of these while I can! I ended up filling my prescription for my Menopur and Bravelle at the fertility clinic's pharmacy because I just decided it wasn't worth it to mess around with the idiots at Costco anymore. Today I had the day off work so I drove the hour into the city to the clinic. Filling the prescription and paying for it took less than 5 minutes! What a difference! So worth it, I've decided to pay a bit more but not be stressed about whether the pharmacy is going to screw it up! Yesterday and today were big spending days...$7300 paid yesterday for the IVF/ICSI cycle and $1500 today for the meds. Yuck. And to think that most people can have as many kids as they want FOR FREE! So crazy! Oh well. It is what it is.

Yesterday I was telling a girl I work with (who I consider a friend, we also attend the same church) about our IVF and asked her not to tell anyone else because I am picking and choosing who I tell. I also told her that I am a bit nervous to tell people at church about it as some Christians have very strong opinions about IVF (these people with these opinions tend to be very fertile, I might add) She says to me "while we are sharing personal and confidential information that you are nervous about what people might think, I guess I should tell you mine"...I started to get a bit panicked inside thinking that she might tell me she is pregnant (although I know she had her tubes tied after her last baby so why my mind went there, I'm not sure...well, probably because I'm extra paranoid about pregnancy announcements!). She then says that she is sure I have noticed but she got "fake boobs" (as she put it) last November. Crazy that I had totally never noticed! I kinda feel bad! I do remember her being VERY VERY self-conscious about her breast size (non-existent, really and truly) but I've been so wrapped up in myself and my problems that I totally never noticed the change! She is super happy, which is good as she says that she "never felt like a woman" before. I think you can draw some parallels between what she chose and doing fertility treatments (not that I am saying the two are comparable!)...it's something that everyone has an opinion about...either "good for you, do what works for you" or "oh, I would NEVER do that, and you shouldn't either"...Just kind of made me think...

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  1. In both the booby and fertility camps, I say let everyone do what makes them feel better/good. Leave them in peace! For crying out loud. Everybody's got something.

    Although, you know, maybe intervene if the girl is getting FFF implants or pulling an octomom and getting 8 put in after already having 6 kids. ;)

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    1. Haha, yes, true. As long as it's reasonable and not hurting anyone (although FFF implants could definitely hurt someone!), hey, do whatever you want!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Excited to catch up on yours!! :) :)

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  3. I try to have an open mind about everything since I am an absolute weirdo and am always happy to hear/read about others that are the same. I've been reading your blog for a while and am cheering you on. I hope this IVF cycle goes awesomely! :)

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate any cheering on I can get!

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    1. Thank you! I am SOOOOO hoping this is the one and only we will have to do! But, of course, I do need to be realistic!

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  5. That is a very interesting parallel between struggling with IF and getting a boob job. I never would have thought about it like that. Although I can understand your friend's misery with her body image. I am similarly (not) endowed and have contemplated plastic surgery as well. But so far, I'm against it. For me, that is. If other people want to do it, good for them. At this point, I prefer to perpetuate the image that small-chested women are beautiful too! But who knows if I will grow tired of it all and cave in one day...

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