Posted by: perchancetodream | November 7, 2007

The Waiting is the Hardest Part

You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part

-Tom Petty



I really must stop using quotes by artists I’m not fond of. Regardless of how appropriate.

Blood is drawn and it felt appropriate that the nurse who performed our IUI was the one to draw it. She also gave me a prescription for prenatal vitamins which is burning a hole in my pocket. Great if it’s positive but how depressing if it isn’t.

I’m trying to focus on work but it’s hard. My husband is out of touch for his job and I don’t know when he’ll get back. I’d planned to run over to his office (we work close by each other) if it IS positive. I don’t want to tell him on the phone or, horrors, by e-mail. But then that’s jumping the gun and I’m feeling very superstitious at the moment.





  1. Oooohhh. I’m right there with you!

    I know you’ve had some positive pee sticks, so that’s a good sign…

    Prays, positive thoughts, wishes of luck and everything else I can think of coming your way.

  2. Sorry to randomly post all over your site — go ahead and get your prenatal vitaimin prescription filled. Can’t hurt, might help! I’ve been on them for a year.

    Also, if you get a cold or just have sinus problems and want to avoid using medication, my doctor told me to tray nasal irrigation. I just had a cold that turned into a bacterial sinus infection, and I was able to get a handle on it with the nasal lavage (I used the “NeilMed” sinus cleansing system — I would have bought a neti pot, but all the local drugstores were sold out because it had been featured on Oprah recently). My doctor gave me a back-up script for antibiotics, but I didn’t need it. What the fertility people didn’t tell me up front was that it is important that you not let your temperature get higher than 99 degrees — apparently that can be bad for the embryo. I had a low-grade fever all week that I don’t think ever got that high, but I didn’t know about the 99-degree limit. That’s all the wisdom I got this week.

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