Monday, 10 March 2008
Westminster Abbey and follicular success. Look away, boys.
Last Wednesday the scan went well: 3 follicles appeared on the screen, at least 2 of them already large enough to get going on the treatment straight away. Interestingly (to me), endometriosis and a tilted uterus were also spotted from the ultrasound. Next stop blood test, followed by an HCG injection carefully timed at 11pm the same evening, with instructions to hasten home and make love immediately afterwards in case the egg(s) had already released. Fast forward 36 hours or so, and Adriano and I are to be found in the treatment room, holding hands tightly while the actual IUI, our best hope yet, takes place. Disappointingly the room was not bathed in candlelight, and supplied with oysters and champagne and the like. But baby-beggars can't be choosers.
Apart from another blood test (for progesterone level) on Friday, there is nothing to do now but wait. It is highly likely that the infamous Two Week Wait will be rudely interrupted by the arrival of Aunt Flo, but there's also a chance that the treatment had the desired effect. A chance between 6% and 26%, depending on whose statistics you read.
Rest assured, being inseminated was not the only highlight of the last few days.
I attended a 2 hour yoga workshop on Saturday with Adriano. We're now both suffering from too much downward-facing-dog. It's worrying when even yoga makes you feel unfit. When we got home I went straight to bed for an hour and a half, but don't tell anyone.
That evening I met with cheerful one to watch/listen to petemaskreplica and his merry band play in a superb concert. I took the Westminster Abbey photo on the way there.
Adriano and I declared yesterday to be Treat Day. We bussed it to Kingston and indulged our shrivelled materialistic hearts. And stomachs. What a shame the weekend had to end.
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