Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Queen of Postponement Has Arrived!





Sound the horns! Raise the standard! Her Majesty is in da house!






This morning I went to my RE, hoping, as you know, to begin IVF #1 but feeling very much abdominally that a cyst would be present and a problem. Well, after a thorough going-over with the Wagina Wand (I'm a Queen, people. It was gold-plated under that latex) it turns out that I was thoroughly and positively correct. Right side, nice and juicy. And THAT is why I reign supreme.

My RE wants to try one more month to get me cyst free. If I show up with a cyst on the next start date (for the 3rd time), he will aspirate it and we will be a go tht same day. And don't think this Monarch of Menses can't grow a cyst on BCP's. I did that last month just for kicks.

I do appreciate my RE's prudence. He offered to aspirate it today and start if we insisted, but he knows this will cost a buch of extra bucks (that we don't have) and it does carry a small risk, as any aspiration/retrieval procedure does. (Don't believe me? Read the last few entries on Beagle's blog to scare yourself shitless regarding punctured bladders.)

So, I am starting birth control pills AGAIN on Sunday and taking them for approximately 18 days. He said we could go as few as 10 days, but I figured this was a sign that I, the Queen, should take advantage of the postponement and go to my Dad's 65th birthday in NYC. So I asked for another week tacked on. I was feeling horribly guilty about skipping the celebration and LYING about the reason to the person I trust the most in the entire world, and this frees me.

Dare I say some things happen for a reason? My guilt mechanism sure as hell feels better. This is almost enough to have me not regret the postponement at all. Weird but true. So seriously, don't waste your comfort and pity on me this time - I may really need it down the road, and god knows some other Queen is needing it much more right now. This time, I would appreciate instead, your wishes of Bon Voyage for my birth-controlled trip to NYC.

So, it's back to hanging about in my royal way and visiting your blogs. I may not post here for a couple weeks, but I am reading you. So many of you have so much going on, I bestow upon you bravery during the storm, and I dispatch my knights to get your backs. (They are female ART Knights, very tough and effective. Do NOT mess.)

Onward, m'ladies.

24 comments:

Lori said...

UGH! Doesn't it just suck being right sometimes? I'm sorry you're being thwarted by a cyst. How frustrating. Hopefully this round of bcps will do the trick.

Beth said...

What a pain, although I do agree you are royalty - but let's say royalty of humor, because you crack me up. I really hope these 18 little pills do the trick. Enjoy your dad's bday!

Angie said...

Sorry about the cyst, I hope that pesky thing leaves you alone!! Good luck!

soralis said...

Damn cyst m'lady! Enjoy your trip and send one of them ART Knights my way will ya! :)

Take care and safe journey

Sunnie said...

All hail the QUEEN :)

heheheh

Good luck with the wait.

Pamplemousse said...

Bon voyage and enjoy your trip. I am glad you are taking the philosophical approach to postponement cos the screaming and crying never really works either. It is what it is.

Sarah said...

What a royal pain!! That sucks about the cyst. Have a great trip to NYC and look forward to hearing more in a few weeks when your IVF cycle begins!

Flygirl said...

You come through all this frustration really well though Utrus. You're holding up much better than I would.

Here's to the third try!

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Oh my goodness! What a pain to be postponed again. It sounds like you are handling it way better than I would. I hope that you enjoy your dad's party!

Mellie said...

I am most impressed with your ability to know that you had another cyst. And about not being so frought over the delay. But NYC should be beautiful when you get here. If you have time to meet for coffee or something let me know. I could return your knight to then.

One Mother's Journey said...

It sucks about the cyst - but I'm very impressed you know. Have a wonderful trip.

MoMo said...

Oh...this sucks..but I really admire how you are taking this. I don't think I can do it as gracefully as you! You are so strong! Have a great trip to NYC...Hugs!

Maya said...

BCP and NYC. Hmmm for anyone but us IFer's the slogan would be "What Happens in NYC stays in NYC" . Sorry about the cyst, but all does happen for a reason. Even when the "all" part is a real f***ing annoying pain in the ass.

Sunny Jenny said...

ALL HAIL THEE! THY ROYAL HIGHNESS HER MOST MAJESTIC GREATNESS THE QUEEN OF POSTPONMENT!

You got some hutspa! I don't know if I'd have such fortitude and patience! Well enjoy somemore egg white omlets!

N said...

Waiting sucks...so badly! Am here with you waiting waiting waiting.....nothing happens....waiting

PS: here's something to laugh about: Word Verification is etonls = eat toe nails?

Beagle said...

Onward indeed!

What other direction is there, after all??

You're handling this with such class! Enjoy NYC!

Rachel said...

I feel for you. This stupid roller coaster is enough to turn us all insane! The anticipation alone will kill us, disappointment not-with-standing. I wish you good luck with the new cycle of BCPs.

Lisa said...

Ack. I think all the waiting is the worst part of infertility, so I'm glad you're still enduring it with the dignity and humour of a true monarch. Enjoy your trip!

Just another Jenny said...

more waiting, sometimes it seems like that is all we do.

wannabmom214 said...

UtRus,

You are much braver than I, for sure! I admire you for having such a positive attitude in spite of all the delays you are experiencing.

Hang in there, queenie!

Alli said...

Sorry you have to wait - infertility has certainly taught me patience!

Good luck!

serenity said...

Ugh - cysts SUCK... however, I am VERY glad you get to make the sojourn to NYC! Enjoy!

(*screwing up courage* If it's ok with you, I'd like to put a link to your blog on my blog. I've been lurking here for a couple of weeks now and I think you're damn funny.)

Jo said...

Sigh.... cyst on BCP's. Another setback. Seems like they happen when you are starting to feel excited and positive! You handle it very well and in an amazing and upbeat way.
Have a wonderful time in NYC!

Jill said...

I'm sorry about the cyst and the resulting delay. I'm glad that you can go to NYC now, though. Hope you have lots of fun there!