and haul out your IVF horror stories. I’m having work travel plan remorse. WTF was I thinking when I said I could travel for work in mid-May?
What’s the longest IVF stimulation cycle you’ve ever heard of? As in, what is the longest you have heard from someone starting stims to egg retrieval and subsequent transfer (canceled cycles don’t count)?
As in, there is no way I still won’t have the embies back by May 15 if we’re doing a day three transfer? Right? Oh please, please say it’s right. You can’t take them with you and get them put back in somewhere else, can you? Would you need to buy them another seat? Can they just sit in my lap? You certainly can’t swallow them and hope they get to the right place? Cause you can do that with BCPs — they are equally as effective in either end.
Today’s panic is brought to you by my company-paid non-refundable $840 May 16 plane ticket to Denver.
Assuming you don’t read this until Sunday, Sunday’s panic is brought to you by the prepaid room at the Adam’s Mark hotel for two nights at $420 a night.
In case you’re slow on the uptake, Monday’s panic is sponsored in part by my co-worker who has never been to Denver and damn near refuses to take company trips because the last one they sent her on was a complete disaster. She is only going because I am going.
In other news, Tuesday’s panic is brought to you by the fact that four nights of stims seems an inordinately large amount of time to go without an ultrasound or bloodwork given that this is my first cycle.
Though the funding has yet to come through, Wednesday’s panic is partially funded by the fact that we are planning on freezing embryos in the U.S. but not really planning on doing another cycle in the U.S. Can you take your frozen embies on aliyah with you? Do they get their own little Nefesh B Nefesh hats? Do they need visas? If not, that means we’ll probably just have to discard them here, which I just hate to do — all of course assuming that God willing we’ll have that many embies.
The other part of Wednesday’s panic is funded by viewers like you. Thank you. *
* Just kidding of course. You guys always keep me calm.