Friday, December 10, 2010

A Marathon... literally

Before my retrieval on Monday I mentioned to my very sweet nurse anesthetist how I was concerned about ovulating before retrieval, not that I had any reason to believe it would happen.  She proceeded to tell me about a woman who once was coming in for her retrieval concerned about the same thing... and there was a road race going on directly past the clinic so the streets were blocked off.  The woman pleaded with the police officer that she had to get through because if she ovulated she would be out thousands of dollars!  And he let her through.  Funny story.

So I've just come to realize our city's annual marathon will be tomorrow morning (reminder, my transfer is tomorrow morning)... I pulled up the route map from the local newspaper website and yes, the marathon goes right between me and the RE's office, and directly by the RE's office.

I will not panic.  The paper reports that while traffic will be slow that very few areas will be blocked completely.  I called G and told her we need to leave earlier than we planned to get there.  So we will be leaving 30 minutes early to get to the clinic that is normally a 5 minute drive...  I will not panic.  I will stay relaxed and peaceful.  Crisis adverted.

7 comments:

  1. Smart move checking out the race route - and it's always good to be prepared. You're putting those mommy skills to work already :)

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  2. Good job on getting prepared. The race would have completely slipped my mind. The story of the other woman made me laugh- I bet the cop knew when NOT to argue with a hormonal woman.

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  3. My gosh! What are the chances...good you found out ahead of time...thinking of you today & hoping everything goes well.

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  4. Relaxed and peaceful. That is what you need to be. It'll all be fine! And major kudos to you for being prepared and on top of it. I may camp out in front of my RE's office the night before my IUI just to be sure I'm there on time. LOL!

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  5. Wow.. I can't believe there's a marathon today.. You are going to be just fine. Embies stick, stick..

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  6. No idea whose blog I clicked through to get here, but I am sending good vibes your way. I will probably be attempting AI this summer (if the job situation is stable), so I have been on the search to find other women like me who are doing the SMBC route. I have bookmarked your blog and wish you the best of luck!

    ~Amy

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  7. Thanks for your comment Amy. I'm in NC also. We have a great network here in the blogosphere of SMC's, along with those struggling with infertility. We also have a local SMC group, depending on where in NC you are located. Email me for more info.

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