Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Drug Holiday

I spoke to my nurses today, and they assured me (as have many of you) that starting your period while on progesterone (especially suppositories) is something that can happen, and is no real reason for alarm.

They offered to let me start meds in late December, and after considering the possibility of Lupron under the Christmas tree, I politely declined.

I've decided that I am in desperate need of a Drug Holiday, and I'll worry about Lupron and stims in 2009. Thus, the remainder of 2008 will be spent doing the following:

1. Taking a HOT, HOT bath every single night.

2. Drinking Pinot Grigio whenever I damn well feel like it.

3. Exercising (i.e. running) whenever I damn well feel like it.

4. Drinking loads and loads of caffeine in the form of peppermint mochas and lattes whenever I damn well feel like it.

So, the plan is that we will reinitiate our attempt at IVF #1 in January, probably between the 15th and 20th.

Nightie Night. I'm off to take a plunge in a boiling, hot bathtub.


Emily said...

Yay for your own personal version of "the fuckit list"!

I do not blame you at all for not wanting to cycle over xmas. Enjoy the break!!!

wannabmomma said...

Hooray for no drugs and mochas!!! I hear ya sista! I've been an espresso freak the last few weeks!

I'm back at it when the new year starts too.

Here's to a new year and new beginnings!

musicmakermomma said...

Hey, we may be cycle buddies! If my clinic comes up with a donor (they pick) I will be cycling in January too. I love your list of fun stuff to do this month - I am with you on all that! Live it up now, because we know what's coming...
GL in Jan

twondra said...

I found you through L&F at Stirrups. I'm thinking of you. (((HUGS)))


I Believe in Miracles said...

Yeah for a drug free holiday!! Seriously. I CANNOT WAIT to stop Lupron. That's by far the worst drug ever. I love your list. I hope you get to enjoy the break!!

Lea said...

Enjoy the break. You deserve it! And hopefully it will mean a nice rested body for the next round.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Good for you for taking control, not having control is a real downside to all this.

and I love the 'fuckit' list idea.

Hope2morrow said...

I'm taking a holiday too, and I'm loving every second of it!

womb for improvement said...

Good. Enjoy every minute of it and get back on the ttc wagon in 2009. That's my plan.

Faith said...

I love it. We all need to indulge in those things that we "can't" do when we're on meds! Looking forward to my coffee-driven Bible study first thing in the a.m. :) Sorry to hear about your BFN, never news we want to hear. Hopefully we'll be close to the same IVF schedule in 2009!

Dana said...

Amen Sista to the Hot baths, loads of cafeine and alcohol, and exercising your heart out :D I will be doing the same and we can just call December a month for ourselves :D So enjoy your break and live it up!!!! Loves ya!!

Alex and Jill said...

Hooray for a holiday with lots of peppermint mochas and no needles in the ARS!!

HUGS to you, my friend!

Penny said...

Sounds like a really good plan. Drink up!

rgram962 said...

Relax. You need a break. Enjoy the holiday. I think you need this.
I Love You!!!