Ok, so we hit the grocery store yesterday. Today, I’m getting the bread dough made and doing as much prep work for Thursday and Friday’s dinners as I can so that all Shannon has to do is actually bake the bread and either bring the stew to a simmer or broil the salmon filets. I have my prescription for vicodin filled. I’ve set the dvr to record some trashy tv shows today for me to watch in my drugged haze for the next two days. I have a two-foot tall pack of the biggest, thickest pads I could find (just in case). I have jello chocolate pudding. The only thing I don’t have is ginger ale because I didn’t feel like driving back across the county to whole foods to get their ginger ale. I might ask Shannon to bring some home tonight.
We have to be at the clinic at 7:30 in the morning. I have to fill out a brief survey to wrap up my participation in the drug study that helped pay for my IVF cycle and I have to bring in all of the empty vials/boxes of drugs that we used. The procedure is scheduled for 8:30. I’ll be receiving IV antibiotics, then put under IV sedation (which they also use for egg retrieval and for my hysteroscopy/laparoscopy so I know I’ll be sound asleep). Dr. N said it should take about 15 minutes and that she doesn’t do any scraping to prevent scarring. After that, it’s a wait-and-see game about going home. It depends on my pain level and my breathing mostly. I will try to remember to get Shannon to post an update, but it’s probably safe to assume that no news just means I’m being a druggy, needy patient and he’s too busy fixing me a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup to log on. He’s had waaaay too much practice at being my nurse I’m afraid.
I really appreciate the great shout. I’m so far past the point of sympathy and kind words just seem to make me feel raw even though I know in my heart how well intentioned they are. But knowing that such a huge bunch of internet friends are shouting “FUCK TACOS MUD KIPZ BALL SACK” at the universe makes me feel better. My voice might get lost in the noise, but everyone shouting it is sure to get through. Thanks for that.