We're home

Finally, after two days of driving, we're home! It's not an excited 'we're home!' kind of thing. It's the 'Whew, that was a loooooong drive' kind of deal.

My BFF in the entire world (besides Jerry of course)...I love you, Rachel!!... was so gracious to offer to take care of our 4 persian cats. We didn't want to ask her (we knew how much work it'd involve, and she's quite busy herself), but we had no one else to turn to.

I guess the other people in our lives must suffer from "infertility fatigue." We kind of knew it was coming, but we never expected to be this abrupt. We figured that people would fall away slowly one by one, but ever since our last BFN in July, people who said that they will be there for us weren't. It's ok. Ever since we got married, Jerry and I have been each other's support. It would make things nicer if we had family backing us up. We were naive for believing them when they told us that they'd be there for us now, when they didn't want us to get married in the first place. But I digress...

I've still got a lot to unpack and laundry to do (3 weeks worth!), so I'll post more later.


Jill said...

Glad to hear you made it back just fine. Again-congrats on your fantastic blast count. Hopefully the next 8 weeks will fly by with the holidays coming up.

BTW, I'm JPW2006 from IVFConnections.

Lisa said...

So glad you are home safe and sound -- and with sooo much to loook forward to in 2008!! The 8 week wait sounds like torture, but with 15 blasts I am so hopeful for a great normal report for you, despite the translocation issue.

Keep holding onto hope and supporting each other. I know it's hard when family falls away and doesn't understand how much infertility takes from us and realize how much we need them. I'm sorry you are having to deal with the isolation and loneliness during such a difficult, and now exciting time.

Hang in there. We're rooting for you!!

Nikki said...

Linda - glad you got home safe and sound! How nice of your friend to offer to look after your cats. We are seriously considering taking Simba (our german shepherd) with us, to save us approx $1000 in boarding fees!)

I'm sorry about the infertility fatigue that the people in your life are exhibiting to you! I hate that, but have come to a point where I don't have the energy or patience to try and fret over it. I've become so bitter that I just drop those relationships and move on. Not the best thing to do, but that's my coping mechanism.

You had asked me if we were going to do CGH as well - we're not. Unfortunately, CGH will not be able to check for DH's specific BT. So we're stuck with FISH analysis itself. The only thing different that CCRM wants to try is to do the biopsy on day 5 instead of day 3, and therefore do a day 6 transfer instead of a day 5 transfer. We're still waiting for them to confirm that to us.

Enjoy being back home. Take it easy and relax! You'll be back in Denver in no time - to take your babies home!

Heavy heart said...

Hey Linda..got to your blog from Nikki's..I know how difficult it is when the families are not supportive..glad you reached home safe and sound..it is surprising how friends sometimes show up for us when family surely and deliberately lets you down...anyways..take care and all the best!

Michelle Apperson said...

WOW. Half of all this I don't understand. I do get the jist of it though. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Linda, Call me if you need anyone! 292-1291 I am still here.