Infertility

Day one!

5 July 2006 Frostie

Because I know my reproductive workings have you on the edge of your seat, I felt it necessary to broadcast to the entire interweb that it is, in fact, day one of my cycle. The cycle. The cycle that will lead, in approximately two weeks, to my wee Frostie finally coming out of its deep […]

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Miscellany

23 June 2006 Frostie

You, my bloggy friends, have been wonderful thing week. Thank you for your jokes, all of which I will file away to later torture friends, colleagues and strangers on the street. Thank you for your support, and your kind words, and your suggestions on how to brush my kids’ teeth. Y’all are rockstars in my […]

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Emotional wreckage

22 June 2006 Frostie

Ah, there’s nothing like a good meltdown to clear your head. Maybe the toddlers are on to something? Apparently, I’m not taking this whole frostie thing with the zen detachment I thought I was. I was talking to a friend today, my knickers in a twist supposedly about all the *other* things I’m trying to […]

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The Great OPK Adventure

20 June 2006 Frostie

I call the clinic, because I have one stick left in my box of five, and I’m guessing that since my life is never straightforward and uncomplicated, I’m going to have to buy another box of ovulation predictor kits. The nurse confirms that yes, I’ll have to buy another kit if my surge isn’t detected […]

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The one with too much information

15 June 2006 Frostie

I’m standing in the ‘family planning’ aisle of the drug store, ostensibly to buy my ovulation predictor kit, except I’m distracted by – did you know they make condoms with little disposable vibrating rings on them? God bless technology. I shake myself from a bit of a daydream, the details of which I decline at […]

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Wheeeeeeee!

6 June 2006 Frostie

It’s day one. Here we go! (breathe, breathe…) It’s ‘day one’ of my pre-transfer mock cycle. Aren’t you excited? I’m positively giddy! For those of you who haven’t been committing this stuff to memory, here’s the plan: Next Thursday, June 15, I start using a pee-on-the-stick ovulation predictor kit. The OPK detects the surge of […]

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Fertility watch

3 May 2006 Frostie

Warning: too much information alert! You are about to read about my bodily functions, the monthly girly ones. Consider yourself warned. This is the last chance to avert your eyes before gratuituous descriptions of “female troubles”. So you probably haven’t been nearly as obsessed with my “moon tide” as I have been. That’s perfectly okay. […]

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Three is the New Two

6 April 2006 Frostie

We’ve just come back from our consultation with our reproductive endocrinologist (RE), aka our fertility doctor, to discuss what we’re going to do with our frostie. (For those of you new to the conversation, we have a single frozen embryo, our ‘frostie’, left over from the IVF that resulted in Tristan.) First, the facts: the […]

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Reader mail – funding for reproductive technologies

2 April 2006 Infertility

Last week after I posted about demanding public funding for IVF, I exchanged a series of e-mails with Janet, a regular blog reader from elsewhere in Ontario. I’m posting chunks of our conversation here, with Janet’s permission, because while I disagree with her, I think she raises some interesting points worth debating and I’d be […]

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Speak up about reproductive technologies

31 March 2006 Infertility

My friend, fellow blogger and survivor of the IVF trenches Northern Mom posted this form letter from the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada earlier this week, and I think it’s an excellent initiative. I’m embarrassed to say that my activism in the area of reproductive technologies has diminished considerably lately, but it’s still a cause […]

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