Yesterday, I went to the doctor at 9:45. The time prior went surprisingly quickly for which I was very thankful! I got there and performed my normal routine. V greets me and we discuss our plans for the day while I pay. You can get your receipt printed or emailed, so that's convenient! Her lipstick… Continue reading I have no creative title ideas!
One thing about this experience is that if certainly does allow you to play many roles: doctor, nurse, bartender, counselor, chemist, and/or drug maker. You have to be imaginative and create your own narrative, but it adds a little flair to an otherwise stressful time. Last night's shot took 10 minutes to mix up and… Continue reading Chemist or drug lab proprietor?
I woke up this morning at the late hour of 4:15 or so and could not go back to sleep. Normally, I'd go into work, but since my appointment was early this morning, I browsed my phone while listening to the cacophony of J and Zeppelin's snores. Something about this process is that it is… Continue reading Buckle up, it’s a long one.
Welcome to today. Hi. I'm Annie and I cried 9 times. Today was an interesting day. I woke up to a blanket of 1 inch of snow. I had an appointment at 7:15 am, so I left my house promptly at 6:50 to allow myself enough time. And then, the anger started.... I start driving… Continue reading Oil and the slipperiness of emotions.
What does IVF cost? I google it still - even though I know from my personal experience in order to see people's different experiences. In many other countries, IVF and other fertility treatments are covered by insurance. In the US, they are not. There are a few carriers that are starting to offer some coverage,… Continue reading The “hidden” costs of IVF, besides your sanity.
Last night was the first time when I genuinely didn't think I was going to be able to work because of the headaches. It was fleeting, mainly just from 1-3 AM, but holy buckets. Thankfully, I survived and everything was fine. I was probably being overly dramatic with myself since it was the middle of… Continue reading Headaches in the evening, stirrups in the morning!
Most people know that I love the Counting Crows. Specifically, the album August and Everything After is very near and dear to my heart. This album came out right before my brother's tenth birthday; I was six. My dad worked nights growing up and had a very interesting sleep schedule. This worked for our family… Continue reading I am my father’s daughter