Friday, May 18, 2007

Make a wish! (I think we all know what I'll wish for)


I don't ever want to be one that dreads my birthday because I'm another year older...to me, it is a blessing I am here to enjoy each day! (no more sappy-msg. in this post I promise!)

But anyway, today I am another year older-actually it's official right now. Born at 9:45am. Whoo hoo! Happy Birthday to me! And a happy anniversary to Mt. St. Helen.s--what a beauty you are and thanks for making such a grand announcement of my birth those many years ago....

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We went to our free I.VF seminar last night hosted by our clinic--it was definitely geared towards those wanting to find out more about what the whole "ball of yarn" is all about, but it was a great refresher, and good for Mook to sit there and hear someone else talk about all the technical lingo--they had awesome videos from their lab as they performed a transfer and an IC.SI procedure--amazing stuff. It made me tear up actually--we are so lucky to live in this day and age where medicine is so advanced. I can only wish that our children will have even more advanced medicine to work with!

I think Mook and I were the most comfortable being there...I guess since we are already "patients." It's not one of those events where you go and mingle...you could tell every couple just kind of wanted to keep to themselves. But I made every effort to smile at every one and send them a mental thought of "I know what you are going through, and I am sorry you have to be here too."

We got to talk to the lab technicians/embryologist, our IVF nurse (who knows me by my voice now, since I have called her numerous times lately) and of course our Doc. It was nice to put a face to a name and speak with everyone in the lab--told them all we would see them in July! Overall, we were pleased with the presentation--Dr. D did a great job of focusing on the whole approach and was prepared with great info and visuals (you know me-a visual learner!) When he opened up the floor for questions at the end, of course I was the first to raise my hand. Mook sunk in his seat a little=) I asked him about the process of IV.IG which I know MDW has done, as well as a few others. They said at this time, they only use this if there is a history of mis.carraige or that blood work comes back inconclusive. I was OK with that--I didn't think I needed it...but it never hurts to ask. I also questioned emb.ryo glue pros/cons--I had just read about it the day before on Lara's blog. The clinic used this at the end of last year, and their success rates dropped. So they have abandoned it for now. Again, just glad to know they are researching and keeping up with all that is available.

Unfortunately, we didn't win the big prize of free meds...but I have to say the best b-day present this year has been the meds that Sarah and Jamie have sent me--I am taking it by my clinic Monday, so she can re-adjust what I need to order. Thank you ladies SO much--I hope your meds bring me good luck, and I hope to be able to pass on leftovers someday soon!

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Hope everyone has a great weekend! I am not sure what Mook has planned--but I know it involves wine and the outdoors tomorrow--whoo hoo! Cheers!

33 comments:

  1. Hey! I just read over at Me the Bumblebee that it's your birthday today! So, Happy Birthday! And it's my birthday too!!! I lived in Seattle when Mt. St. Helen's blew up. Crazy. Have a great day!

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I HOPE YOU WISH COME TRUE.. You are such a kind person J. I got tear on my eyes when I read about the mental message you were trying to send it out to the fellow IF couples... I am sending the same one for you! I am very sorry that IF is part of your life, but is not for forever!!!!!!!!!! . I will be a wonderful mother...
    ENJOY YOUR DAY

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  3. Hey there. Found your blog from Bumble's. Happy Birthday! Wishing you a year of fun and fulfillment, whatever your wishes might be. I can see Mt. St. Helen's from our neighborhood.

    Cheers, Ms. Planner

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  4. Happy birthday to you .. happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear friend, happy birthday to you

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  5. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday future mummy & may your dreams come true. (sing to the happy birthday tune) :)

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  6. Matthew M. F. Miller says:

    Happy Birthday!! -- if you want to have some solid fun, you should try to emit molten lava today. Just go for it - see what happens.

    Take pictures.

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  7. Happy Birthday! May your wishes come true!

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  8. Happy Birthday sweetie...and what a good outlook you have. I am glad you found the IVF info good. I never went to one at my clinic, but have thought about it.

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope your day is great and your weekend is even better.

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  10. Happy, happy birthday and may this be the best year yet for you!
    You have such a great attitude about IVF and have definitely done your research...a winning combination in my book!!!
    I hope your wish comes true : )

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  11. Definitely OK re: blogroll. I shall do the same!

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  12. Happy, happy birthday! I hope all of your dreams come true this year.

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  13. Happy Happy Birthday! May this year bring you the ultimate birthday present of all :)

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  14. Happy, happy, happy birthday!

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JJ!

    You should have said something before, I'd have sent you a birthday card ;(

    One year older, one year wiser :)

    XXX

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  16. Happy Birthday - much good luck for you wish :)

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  17. Happy Birthday - I hope that your wish comes true this year. Hope that you have a great day!

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  18. Happy birthday!

    I totally felt the same way when I heard about ICSI- that I'm so grateful to be living in a time when we have this available to us. Hope this year brings you good things.

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  19. JJ,

    Happy Birthday! Your meeting sounds like it was a good one. Sounds like it left you with a lot of hope and confidence in your clinic.

    Mandy

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  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May God grant you the desires of your heart. Hoping this would be the year you've been waiting for. Enjoy your weekend!

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  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY...
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...
    and many more... =)

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  22. Happy birthday sweetie...the train's getting closer to the station...wooohooo!!

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  23. I love the pic of Mt St Helens spitting out a baby!

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  24. Happy (belated) Birthday, JJ! I hope you had a wonderful bday and were sufficiently spoiled. :-)

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  25. Sending you a belated birthday greeting! Hope it was a wonderful celebration...

    Glad to hear, too, that you had a good experience at the seminar. Sounds like you're in good hands, and you're in a good place right now. Here's hoping all your birthday wishes come true. Cheers to you!

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  26. Happy belated birthday!!! I hope you had a great day!

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