Occasionally - but not very occasionally - I find myself wanting to title a post Just A Little Bit Harder Than It Should Be, but then I think, well, if I start naming posts that, where will I stop and how will anyone tell one from the other? So I relent and think of a different name instead. Today, that name is Fred. For want of something more accurate, but less unique.

Yesterday's consult was far too easy. After slightly more discussion than I transcribed in my post, FS decided on another long down-reg protocol using synarel and puregon. I confidently claimed an ability to get hold of some synarel in Singapore, and we got down to haggling over FSH doses. Oh, how infertility likes to laugh in the face of my confidence. The punchline this time is that Singaporean fertility specialists have decided they don't like synarel and will not stock it anymore. Ten days, people! I am supposed to start sniffing in ten days!

Now, it's not a major crisis (yet), but why does everything have to be just a little bit harder than it should be?

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(Also, why, when I ring SOB's office asking about IVF meds, does the receptionist say, "Bea! Haven't seen you in a little while! How's your baby?")

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**Update**
Slight change of protocol. Now starting everything at beginning of next cycle, spending whole cycle in Australia. Crisis averted!


19 Comments

My Reality said...

Fred works just fine for me.

Maybe it will be easier if the whole cycle is done in Australia. I hope at the very least it will be a little less stressful.

Samantha said...

I'm sorry about the receptionist's comment. That must have hurt.

Vee said...

Oh what a pain ! Yes possibly less stressful having your full cycle in Oz.
Bloody receptionist !

Patience said...

Fred is good.

Glad you'll be here for your cycle, what about Mr Bea?? Will he be here as well?

Bea said...

Mr Bea'll be coming over for the middle two weeks, around retrieval and transfer time.

I should also say that the receptionist apologised once she pulled my file up and realised the situation.

Bea

KarenO said...

Glad you're staying in one place for the whole cycle - you really don't need any extra stress during this important time!

Thalia said...

You do know that FRED is an acronym for one kind of pregnancy test, don't you? No?

Glad you've avoided the crisis. Being in oz throughout sounds like a good option. Hang in there.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Ouch, I'm so sorry about that receptionist. Glad she apologized, but geesh you would think working in an RE's office would warrant more of "think (or research)before you speak."

Glad that your crisis was diverted!!

Rachel Inbar said...

You're so right that things are usually harder than they should be.

I would KILL the secretary. You're too nice...

W.A.I.T.T. said...

Uggghh, why oh why would a receptionist at an infertility clinic be so damn daft? Unless they are 100% positive, don't say such a stupid thing. Ok, grumble over. Glad she apologized.

Glad to hear the crisis was avoided.

Bea said...

I should also clarify that she's working at a general OB/GYN practice. SOB sees his fertility patients in different rooms. I'm not seeing him for fertility, only for obstetrics, so...

Bea

Ellen K. said...

Yes, you really would think that an RE's receptionist would be more careful. But I'm sure she was sorry to have given you any pain.

Spending the entire cycle in Australia does sound less stressful. Good plan.

Jess said...

I'm sorry about the receptionist's comment, too. :(

But I'm very very happy to hear that the crisis was averted and you are on your way smoothly once again!

GO Bea, GO!

Mel said...

Glad the crisis was averted.
Perhaps cycling in oz will be easier

Baby Blues said...

I get stumped with titles for my posts too. I like your idea.

Good luck on this cycle! You've got home court advantage. :-)

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

I am sorry that the receptionist said that. That had to hurt.

Glad that you were able to avoid the crisis. I hope that cycling in Australia is less stressful for you.

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

I am sorry that the receptionist said that. That had to hurt.

Glad that you were able to avoid the crisis. I hope that cycling in Australia is less stressful for you.

Nica said...

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S ("I'll just call you Fred...")

As all have said, the receptionist was a little thick. Have fun in Australia...

GLouise said...

She said *what?* Good grief!!

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