Friday, September 12, 2008

yIKEs


Looks like after 12 years of life in Houston I am about to experience my first hurricane. We've got chips and donuts, canned peaches and gatorade. We squeezed both cars in the garage and dragged in all our patio furniture. We're staying put as advised and hoping for the best. It's odd - watching TV we know what is to come, but it's bright and sunny and hot outside. Everything we're seeing tells us to hunker down, but there's just no need. Yet. Like 6 weeks of birth control before IVF, it's all anti-climactic waiting for now.

I felt guilty when I called the nurse yesterday, asking what the plan was. An enormous hurricane is heading right for us, no doubt people have bigger things on their plate than my vagina. But she was a step ahead of me; already figuring out with to do with her IVFers. Next thing I knew I was on the table, vag-cam firmly in place. The ol' ovaries looked good and so, assuming power has returned, I will start stims on Tuesday. My uterus waits for no storm!

I expect that we'll be just fine (although if winds are as forceful as predicted our roof might not be - I don't have much faith in the two old, dying trees in our backyard). We live pretty far inland. If things go as planned we'll be in the neighborhood bar tomorrow evening, drinking a lukewarm beer by flashlight. I don't doubt that power will be out, probably for days, but the neighbor has a generator and we've already got the ok to store our meds in his fridge. (Priorities, right?) I'll update when I can, but until then I'll be on the hunt for Anderson Cooper. I mean, I might be infertile (and married) but I'm not dead!

10 comments:

Emily said...

yIKEs is right! Be safe! I will be thinking of you!

theworms said...

Thanks for updating was wondering what you were doing about Ike and IVF. I knew you'd have a plan. I hope that you don't lose power.

Take care and update when you can.

Penny said...

My friend calls it hurricane EEEk. I hope you are okay.

Genevieve said...

hunker down little bunny! and keep those meds on ice. we need them very soon!
thinkin of ya!

this one said...

I never thought to wonder what happened to IVF patients during hurricanes! Good to know :)

Hope the storm is a bust and does no harm.

Sorry, sweetie Anderson is not in the market for baby-making, at least not until science makes some major advancements, if you know what I mean.

womb for improvement said...

Sounds like you have an exciting few days ahead... Good luck on both counts.

SmartOne said...

I've been worried about my number one Texan stalker! Thursday...eek!

JenM said...

Well, I hope you're okay! And I'm glad the hurricane isn't going to stop your clinic's IVF plans for people. Priorities, really!

Portraits In Sepia said...

So how did you come through it? Any power yet? Damgage? We felt the hurricane all the way up here in Cincinnati. Hurricane force winds on Sunday! Never seen anything like it. Only lost power for three days though. Hope you are doing ok.

Lindsay said...

Hope you are alright. We are still without power over in the NE and plan to stay that way for another week at least! Thank goodness our RE is up and running. I will start meds as soon as AF is here which should be any day so I think I am about a week behind you! Good luck on the Dawn protocol, I think we both need it!!!