Wednesday, August 8, 2007

One Tornado, One Flood, Two Angels, and An IUI: Are You Experienced?

Okay, so today was the second of two IUIs. And, as you know, it rained cats and dogs in New York City last night. Nadia left early with the car, before we realized that there was no public transportation.

Once it dawned on me that I might miss my chance, I fell into a panic: How the heck was I going to get to the drs to have my IUI?

I have been on injectable medication for 9 nine days. This was my fourth round of IUIs and a lot is riding on this one. If this doesn’t work, I have to have surgery to remove a worrisome fibroid.

Talk about egg drop drama!

I was supposed to get to the office by 9am and it was 8:40am. The streets were teaming with folks who wanted to get to work. The buses, when they did come, were filled to the brim and there was no way I was going to make it on time.

Suddenly, I spotted my neighbor in the crowd, and by chance I asked her how she was planning to get to work. She said that she was just offered ride to mid-town, which was exactly where I needed to go.

“I’ll take it!” I exclaimed.

“Excuse me?” she said.

I stammered, “Um, I mean, can I get a ride with you?”

She softened and introduced me to her new friend, Allison.

Allison and her husband had just moved here from North Carolina, so they were still pretty friendly. They had yet to develop that New York 'tude we are famous for. “Where do you work?” Allison asked. "Well, I work in Chelsea but I have a doctor’s appointment in mid-down." She encouraged me to jump right in to their luxurious toyota corolla. The ride was quick and painless. Virtually perfect!

My North Carolina angels smiled sweetly as they dropped me at my doctor's doorstep. When I walked into the office, Imagine by Lennon was playing. I got there right on time. Everything seemed to be falling into place.

Despite the tornados and flooding, I had my IUI right as scheduled. The doctor said that my donor’s sperm count was 45 million (oh my!).

About an hour later, I had the most horrible cramps ever! And they are still going strong. I hope it’s a good sign. No matter what happens, this is definitely an IUI experience, I will never forget.
But, let me keep it real, I do want to have my baby.


vee said...

Now that would make a great conception story! High drama, heroes, a great sound track and a little suffering. All you need now is the happy's to a swift TWW and a BFP.

Lo said...

Wow! that reminds me of many stories I have from the transit strike (but never with stakes as high as yours). The angels are definitely on your side. :-)

Co said...

Oh, nothing like public transit drama to start off an important day! Glad you managed to work it out.

And really bad cramps??? I hope that means you ovulated right after your IUI. That'd be ideal timing, with the spermies waiting at the ready for the eggs to drop. (I told you already but I had horrible cramps/pain right before and after the IUI that worked.)

I hope this was it! As Vee already said, if it works, what a great conception story!

calliope said...

wow! I agree- that is an amazing conception story. I so hope it IS one!!!

Hurrah for the timing of it all. I am so in the "there are no coincidences" camp.


oneofhismoms said...

Every leaf that fell from every fallen tree yesterday morning represents one healthy sperm pushing its way up to that egg that dropped right after your IUI! Yahooo. Three trees in a row fell over across the street from me. I'll post pictures.

j said...

Good luck!!

bri said...

Wow! I can't believe you had to try to make an IUI appt on that day. It was sheer madness here. Hoping it makes a fabulous conception story to pass on to a little one.

FosterMommy said...

What a wild morning!
Congrats on making it to the IUI and I agree with everyone else that it would make a great conception story!