Saturday, 28 June 2008

Excuse me, waiter...

I'm not quite in Bon Jovi territory yet, but (Whoooooah) "we're half way there".

Half way into the 'two week wait', that is.

Next week is going to be exciting....in more ways than one.

After our last visit to the reproductive specialist we were left pretty much helpless. The days that followed were desperate, and things turned nasty in a way I had not known possible before this.

So we let it sit for a while, we've let a cycle pass 'normally', had a bit of a breather from rushing for appointments and doctors but we have to move on.

Tuesday, July 1st, we have our first intake appointment with another clinic, a second set of fertility specialists, who actively promote their 2nd opinion services.

Incidentally, does it count as a 2nd opinion if the first specialist didn't actually have one?

I like a colourful turn of phrase here and there, and this hasn't gone unnoticed. Despite being currently sleep deprived John Braine has mocked up this picture which I can only pray hits the shops soon. Definitely my chuckle of the week. Cheers John.

41 comments:

B said...

Just wondering, do these specialists and stuff like that cost a lot?

Gonna have to get Heinz permission for the design and Microsoft's for the name(as you obviously already got for the blog's name).
I can sort out Heinz as I made some ties with them during the war against their packaging from last year.

Tiffany said...

Good luck with the new doctor. I totally feel for yall. I was never able to get pregnant so we adopted! No matter where my child came from he's MY SON. Good luck!!!

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

That pic is fantastic!

Bettina said...

'we're living on a prayer'

loving the awesome sauce ;) lol

will continue to put in a good word for you with the man upstairs. :)

Dan said...

Kerry went to see Bon Jovie last week in Manchester.

I told her to be careful on the drive there as it was raining and the roads were slippery when wet.

SLIPPERY WHEN WET!!!

She asked for a divorce:(

RubiaLala said...

Seems like you could use some of that awesome sauce to get knocked up...

zoeyjane said...

well, i could never put that in my kraft dinner.

Quickroute said...

Amayonaising! I'll ketchup with developments later then!

James Austin said...

"Oh, yeah, Livin on a Prayer". Heres hoping that this time the prayer is answered, my friend! Good luck.

Alyssa said...

I went back and linked to your other posts through this current post. You're so right! Although infertility can bring a couple closer, I don't know of anything else that can make a couple that distant either.

Romance? Well, that goes out the window of about the second unproductive (literally) cycle. Hell, my husband and I had to take a day off of work just to stay home, have sex, then rush to the fertility doc so he could check everything out. Not exactly the way I thought a child would be conceived.

Again, best of luck with this cycle and we can't wait to hear your good news!

Single Parent Dad said...

Good luck with the all-new-and-improved reproduction specialist. And that, I must say, is a quality job title.

Tismee2 said...

Did you give Spencer a sat nav?

Crossing everything crossable for you - Mr Awesome Sauce!

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

I'll pass on that sauce.

wpat said...

With all my medical knowledge, I'm not so sure the awesome sauce is supposed to be red. I think perhaps the cables are hooked to the wrong source...

tiff said...

That awesome sauce is the wrong colour...


Thinking of you both for July 1

kittyconcerto.com said...

Awesome "Awesome Sauce" Always knew you had it in you. Just didn't know it was RED. I always thought that color looked best on Ellie. I always imagined Spencer in a nice white suit.

Veronica said...

Not long til the 1st now and hey! Nearly done with the TWW as well.

And you KNOW I love that photo.

Putz said...

only 2 american women left....there goes 2 seconds, hauss from dutch germany out ...there goes three seconds....murray the brit still in...there goes 19 seconds..nadal shoot still in grabing his butt...there goes no time. your chump the one who will houst the trophey still in..fededededederer....how long????we are half through the fortnight, """"reeally""" this DAMDABLE WAIT...THE CYCLE...I'M so nervous....i didn't know you had a new doctor...one of your readership is still with you wanting to know how much all this costs...none of her d======d business, nap...i'm through

Deb said...

Oooh... good luck!! I hope that secret sauce does its trick this time around and the new doc is helpful in making it all happen.

Tara R. said...

Good luck with the new doctor... love the new condiments.

Dto3 said...

"Born to be My Baby" and "Bad Medicine" keep coming to mind. Wonder why?

River said...

If I saw that bottle on the supermarket shelf I'd buy it. It's awesome. Fingers crossed here for you.

Kelley said...

so what does that sauce taste like again? *snigger*

Oh and I suggest some smoke alarm drowning vanilla. Nice. Very nice. ;)

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@B - They CAN do, different countries handle it differently of course.
Lets just say we won't be buying any new small cars in the next year if we keep going with them.

Microsoft have stopped replying to my begging letters ;0)

@Tiffany - Adoption takes something special, you should be proud.
Thanks!

@Hilary - He made a nice job of it, very funny.

@Bettina - I'm wondering if he ain't listening to you woman...maybe you need to open a window or something...

@Dan - Frankly, after that, no court in the land would deny her one.

@RubiaLaLa - I think I'd get a swift kick to the windpipe if I approached ET with a bottle of ketchup.

@Zoeyjane - [insert spit or swallow joke here]

@Quickroute - Next!

@James Austin - Cheers sir.

@Alyssa - Oh the good old post coital exam! we've been told by our last specialist that they are not doing them here anymore, as the results are unreliable!
Thanks for coming by and the well wishes.

@Single Parent Dad - thanks, and it WOULD be nice on a business card...

@Tismee2 - Thank you dear.

@A whole lot of nothing - Not even a wee taste?

@wpat - They're lucky to be connected at all, I'll take what I can get.

@Tiff - Poor John Braine was just being nice and he gets abuse for not using mayonaise!

Thanks Tiff.

@Kittyconcerto - The fact you 'imagine' him at all is a concern...

@Veronica - Great pic alright.

@Putz - Ah putz! your skills of deduction have let you down for once! B is a HE...
Federer is going to take it, not even in full flow yet either.

@Deb - Yes, I'm bringing the picture to teh new doctor...

@Tara R - CHeers, thanks.

@Dto3 - As long as it's not 'blood on blood'...

@River - Literally!
Thanks...

@Kelley - Advice taken... ;0)

frogpondsrock said...

great bottle of sauce.. woohoo

nutsinmay said...

"Incidentally, does it count as a 2nd opinion if the first specialist didn't actually have one?" - Heh heh heh. Quite.

Good luck.

Dondi Tiples said...

Awesome sauce may just be the answer.

Rachel said...

That's spectacular! :-)

Good luck!!

womb for improvement said...

Know what you mean about lack of opinion. You almost want to them to find something wrong so they can go and fix it. I'm almost looking forward to getting my tubes checked on Wednesday just cause it feels like I am doing something (other than the obvious). Good Luck on Tues.

Shamelessly Sassy said...

for some reason, I didn't think awesome sauce was red. But maybe I'm just a perv.

Irish Diaspora said...

Haha. Just - haha. :)

LaskiGal said...

Is the sauce FROM you or FOR you? Just askin'.

baby~amore' said...

The sauce is something else ...LOL - I found something else for you to chuckle over

something to make you smile ... you can use the freebie to flick the next person who tells you to relax

Thinking of you and E, I hope tomorrow is a great day to get good news that might see you come closer to your dreams.

Tracey said...

Wishing you all the best. Everything is crossed...

John Braine said...

Yeah I couldn't find a decent bottle of mayo quick enough and got a bit lazy.

Then again if I was trying to be very literal, we'd all be looking at a specimen jar full actual jazz juice.

(Naw that's a lame excuse - I'll revert to just being lazy!)

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@frogpondsrock - 57 varieties!

@nutsinmay - Thanks. It's true though, they came up with nothing, so decided to send us off to try for another 12 months.

@Dondi Tiples - Somethings got to be!

@Rachel - It's one of my favourites ever now...
Thanks.

@Womb for improvement - Exactly.
I felt we were 'closer' to what we want when we thought it was lazy sperm was the issue, now, we are back to square 1.
Good luck with that.

@Shamelessly Sassy - I don't doubt the power of your pervertedness.

@Irish Diaspora - Ha ha my ass...

@Laskigal - if it was from, I think we'd be closer to knowing the root of our issues...

@baby~amore - Very funny, I still maintain I don't need any help there though ;0)
Thanks

@Tracey - Thank you.

@John Braine - Frankly, I'm disappointed that you didn't put in the effort to fill a bottle with the real thing for our viewing 'pleasure'.
Actually, as crass as can be, that would turn me for life I reckon.

GoaldeeBug said...

... there is too much pepper in my paprikash. *snort*

Sorry, that just sprang to mind, I have seen 'When Harry Met Sally' FAR too many times.

Just came back to wish you unhealthy amounts of good luck for your visit to the new doctor.

Momo Fali said...

I will never again be able to put ketchup on my hot dog without thinking of you.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@Goaldeebug - Cheers!

@Momo Fali - In fact, I bet even a bare hot dog will bring me to mind ;0)

Huckdoll said...

Boooo...I need a Huckdoll awesome sauce, this is making me jealous. What do you think?

Mustard? Relish? Tabasco? Tarter Sauce?

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@Huckdoll - A fish sauce would suit you methinks.