Tuesday, July 10, 2007

And now we wait....

I'm lying on my sofar watching cookery programmes on tv. Gary Rhodes is making luscious desserts. In the kitchen, Mr G is labouring away making a healthy supper for us both. I've even been back to bed for about an hour - unheard of for me - Miss Busybody-Non-Stop Activity".

My world is peaceful. This is one of the good times in IVF, the post transfer high. The worries haven't set in and all is good.

We met the acupuncturist at the clinic. He was all suited and booted - bless. It was heaving with people there today. Waiting room full, operating suite - where they do egg collection also full and a queue for transfers! After a short wait we went down to the operating suite and I had the first acu session lying on a trolley! Despite the surroundings it was pretty relaxing. He put the needles in and talked me through a relaxation.

True to form Big Hair (our doc) was 30 mins late. (He's so forgiven as he'd been racing around - first thing doing an egg collection at my clinic then off to his other clinic and then back to me to do my transfer) Whilst we waited I sat in a v comfy easy chair and chatted to the acupuncturist - who's doing a study with a big London hospital to prove acupuncture helps and who wants to build a hospital where complementary therapies work next to traditional medicine. He's done 15 pre and post sessions with patients at my clinic. I was proud of myselfr for not asking the success rate - would only have wound myself up worrying if it wasn't 100%.

I felt like a VIP when the nurse (one of my favourites) came to get me for transfer. I was escorted up to the transfer room. Big Hair and Mr G (who'd been waiting for me up there) were waiting - all smiles - and in we went. After we'd confirmed we were who we were meant to be we got on with it. It all went smoothly. Big Hair was pleased with how smoothly he managed to get the catheter in.

After a bladder empty it was the next acu session. This time, on the bed i'd had the transfer on. I even dropped off a few times. It was excellent. He left two "seeds" (tiny needles) in my ears for me to press if (if?!) if get stressed.

Mr G drove home snail-like and (despite a Lo.ndon incident right next to us where a bike courier smashed off the mirror of a bus because it had cut him up) i've stayed pretty calm.

Thank you all for your lovely comments. It's meant so much to me to know you're all out there cheering me on. I hope I can be of as much support to you girls.

Good luck you other ladies in waiting xx

11 comments:

Erin said...

I'm jealous of your lovely sounding acu treatments before and after. How long do those tiny needles stay in?

Best of luck to you on your cycle!!! I'll be checking in!

Reproductive Jeans said...

May this be an easy 2ww, and Ill be sending you lots of luck!

andi said...

Good luck my dear - my fingers are crossed for you!

Leah said...

I wish you as much patience and peace as you can possibly muster during this 2WW. Will be thinking about you!

My Reality said...

Crossing my fingers for you, Portia.

If the ocean was a little smaller, I would bring you dinner!

Amy R said...

Good luck Portia! I hope its a peaceful 2ww :)

Infertili-Me said...

We are wishing you every success.

Becks said...

The acu sounds great - I am really looking forward to trying it out myself in a few weeks.

Good luck for the 2ww, I'll be thinking of you.

Knock Me Up said...

You sound positively Zen. It sounds like it was a great transfer. I wish you the same peace and tranquility during the next 2 weeks. You know I'll be thinking about you and checking in. Take care

Foreverhopeful said...

Sorry I've been MIA but just wanted to wish you the best of luck this cycle. Hope your 2WW goes by quickly and it won't be too hard. Glad you are enjoying the acupuncture..!

CAM said...

Sounds like a great transfer! Keep your body and mind stress free and positive. Find a good book to keep you occupied as you begin the 2ww...ugh.
Keep us posted on how you are feeling!
:)