Monday, March 21, 2011

The Battle Over...People?

infertile women are determined by nature. we see what we want and we go after it. it doesn't matter if we can't have it right away; we just keep on trying...and trying...and trying.

i am an avid people-watcher. i love to observe and try to pick out certain traits, their overall personality, and sometimes i'll even make up a back-story for them. everyone says that the airport is the best place for this, but i disagree. i think it's the fertility clinic. the array of people that pass through those doors is fascinating!

this morning i was sitting, waiting patiently for my name to be called (i didn't have an actual appointment, so i knew it would take a while) when i noticed the women from all around the room eying the table a few feet to my right. it had a spread of magazines, mostly about women's health, that had been picked through. then i noticed that their eyes kept flicking from the table to the woman who sat next to it, a few chairs down from me. down at the table then up at the woman, over and over again. she, on the other hand, was completely oblivious and completely absorbed in reading her magazine.

suddenly, it clicked! it was her magazine! she was reading people, while the table was littered with magazines whose covers advertised articles about how to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks and the benefits of being gluten free. who wants to read about improving yourself when you can read about A-listers in rehab, D-listers getting knocked up, and reality stars getting dumped?!?

her name was then called and as soon as she set the magazine down, someone else snatched it... then another lady claimed it...and another. like hunters! i felt like i was watching the discovery channel, with the cheetah stalking its prey. as soon as the magazine was unattended someone pounced, almost as fast as that cheetah! it must have changed hands 6 times before my name got called. at least i was thoroughly entertained during my wait.

i also just got the call from my nurse that my little follies are still little, but i also have 2 more. their measurements are 13, 14, 14 & 15 and my E2 is at 442. the doctor expects me to be able to trigger tomorrow or wednesday. that means i'll have to do this all over again in the morning. maybe i'll try to get there early so i can snag the magazine. ;)

by the way, welcome ICLW visitors!!!

15 comments:

Marianne said...

Hi, just visiting from ICLW. You are right, I love people watching at the clinic. I actually have made a friend and when we see each other we have no shame. We greet each other like a couple of long lost sorority sisters. We talk about our follies, our husbands and anything else. People always listen to us but don't talk to us. I hope your follies grow to be super big and that you get to read the latest People tomorrow!

SLESE1014 said...

Those magazines are treasured items...there are only a couple in the office where I go and I don't even bother. I bring along my "reading" and do more people watching....it's more fun anyways.

Good luck tomorrow. I hope you get good news!

Lavonne said...

I think someone should write a book on the adventures of the RE office and the types of people you see, what you hear, etc. It would be quite interesting...

Lavonne @ *Our Wish*

Blooming Woman said...

happy ICLW! my (former) RE had a waiting room stocked with Fit Pregnancy, Conceive, Pregnancy and Newborn etc etc. I think he thought he was giving us something to shoot for? it was so weird and a little cruel. even worse than the wall of baby pictures. yikes!

Noelle said...

Visting from ICLW! Lol, too funny! You're right--we're already spending so much time and effort bettering ourselves. I want to some distraction while I wait! Best of luck to you.

ICLW #44

New Year Mum said...

Best of luck for your trigger... cheering for your follicles to grow in size and number :))... one step closer to your retrieval - exciting :)) Thinking of you xoxo

New Year Mum said...

Best of luck for your trigger... cheering for your follicles to grow in size and number :))... one step closer to your retrieval - exciting :)) Thinking of you xoxo

EBC said...

hi from ICLW...that mag thing...so true. thanks for the giggle :)

~C~ said...

Heh. Who doesn't love a good celeb trash magazine?? The one upside to the RE's office has got to be the magazines. Good to see we're getting *something* for our money.

Happy ICLW from #47!

Rosachka said...

Thanks for making me laugh. So funny!!! I actually have my ereader with me all the time, so unless I am really nervous, I don't really notice anybody around (yes, I am one of those people :) ).

I guess the E2 values in Canada and US are different as we should have them in thousands and it is about 1K per egg. Good luck tomorrow and happy triggering!!!! It's going to be nice to be injection free for a day :)

Esperanza said...

I have to admit, when I saw that title there were a hundred possible topics flashing through my head, but THAT was not one of them! Imagine what they would have done for an US magazine? Thanks for sharing that look into what makes people tick. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

And good luck this cycle. I'm sending you baby dust!

Happy ICWL #95

the "G" fam said...

Thanks for the laugh! Lots of luck to you!

ICLW

Amanda said...

Hey! I've had so many funny observations in the waiting room...glad you had something to distract you while you waited :)

ps - love your blog!

ICLW

Liz said...

Hey, you have to jump on the good magazines when you see them, no matter what waiting room you're in. Otherwise, around here, you're left reading 'How to hunt and kill furry things' or 'You look terrible; here's how to lose ten pounds'. Glad you had an entertaining wait, and I wish you luck!

Rebecca said...

That's hilarious because I am ALWAYS looking for Us weekly or People or something totally frivolous at the RE's office, too. I would have been eying her, too!

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