Sunday, October 25, 2009

getting worried and feeling trapped

So as it’s getting closer to the end, the little, or not so little things are starting to bother me. Tomorrow is an Irish bank holiday, which means most businesses are closed, but I have a monitoring appointment.

1. I only have one box of Luveris left and it will be used tonight. What if I need another day or two of Luveris? I don’t think any pharmacies are open tomorrow. Grrr

2. I made the mistake of reading a couple of the Irish infertility message boards and there are several comments about my clinic and the doctors people prefer. Everyone has a different personality and finds the best fit, no big deal. However, the more I read, the more it sounds like the RE that people initially consult with isn’t necessarily the RE that does egg retrieval or embryo transfer. WHAT? So yes, I’m having a minor freak out today and will likely have a list of questions for the RE doing my scan tomorrow. I hate being “that” patient, but I really want to know what the plan is. I put a lot of time and thought into choosing the doctor we initially consulted with and that is whom I would like to work with. ::bites nails::

3. Tomorrow of all days is the Dublin Marathon. Not a problem right, I’m not running in it. Oh, but there is a problem. Not only is the marathon path down the main street in our neighborhood, separating the main road to our gated community from the side of the street that we need to be on to get to my monitoring appointment across town, but the more research we do, the more it appears we really are trapped tomorrow. We’re still trying to figure out what to do about this. Cross the street, walk a few blocks, and call a taxi? Park at a friend’s house in another neighborhood?

After closer inspection the marathon route actually has our entire neighborhood surrounded, like a prison. Several panicked phone calls to local friends later, we are being informed to take buses, trains, taxis, anything but trying to drive ourselves. Ack

If I can figure out how to add a map of the marathon route, I will. I have a feeling that a good portion of Dublin is going to be standing still due to the traffic nightmare that will occur tomorrow.


  1. My husband said the pharmacies should be open tomorrow, even though it's the bank holiday.

    As for the marathon, sorry to say, but it is going to be a bit of a nightmare down where you are. I would probably walk a few blocks and rely on taxis and not buses if you need to be at an appointment. Buses aren't the most reliable even on normal days!

  2. Wow, like you need the stress of trying to figure out how to get to your appointment. Damn runners! Break out of the prison!

  3. I hope you can figure out a way to get to your appointment with the least amount of stress possible...

    You are almost there.

  4. Thanks for visiting me! I love Dublin - I hope to one day own property there (DH has an Irish passport).

    Hope all goes well tomorrow! The marathon will probably be a PITA though.

  5. My RE clinic is the same. I have "my" doctor, but whichever doctor is on call does the retrievals and transfers. I've felt ok with it and have gotten really good care. My doctor was there to answer questions, provide follow-up, and most importantly for me, cleared his schedule when I was miscarrying.

    Good luck navigating Ireland tomorrow. Try not to stress too much, although I know how hard that can be

  6. A couple of years ago I had to catch my flight out of Dublin on the morning of the marathon. The roads were closed and the Air Coach driver had no idea where he was going. It took us an hour and a half to get to the airport from Sandymount!

    Thanks for the well wishes! I'll pass them on and good luck to you getting to your appointment!

  7. I have everything crossed for you. Yeah, the thing that you see a RE and then another for Egg retrival and another one for the transfer is pretty normal here unfortunately.
    It's unlikely that you'll need more luveris but if it helps I think I have a left over box! Love Fran

  8. I really hope you got to your appointment ok. I think a taxi would probably have been your best bet. Hope it all went ok x