Frankian slip

Reclining in the post-op room and huddled under warmed blankets, the semi-high Chance introduced us to the nurse:

"This is the Uterus of Steel – my friend Moxie – and this is my husband Frank," she explained, as she rested her hand on the shoulder of the man sitting next to her.

"Actually," I interjected, "that's Apollo, and my husband Frank is out in the van."

Drugs are good, I tell you. Whatever she had, I want some, too. She looked pretty damned jolly on that buzz.

We got 15 eggs, and we are happy. We'll get our fert report sometime tomorrow afternoon.

Keep the prayers and wishes coming. Something seems to be working this time around.


  1. Stacie on May 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I am so happy to hear that things ARE going better this time ’round. First time may have been a “practice run”.
    I think that’s funny what Chance said about Frank being her husband. It made me giggle.
    Can’t wait to hear more.

  2. Carrie Holmquist on May 8, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Uh oh, another woman drooling over your man. Tisk, tisk.
    Waiting on pins and needles for tomorrow (which means, you better be calling me) 😉

  3. JessPond on May 8, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    YAY! Congrats on the eggs, Chance! GL you guys!

  4. Lesha on May 8, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Oh good luck and congrats. I’m so glad to hear this time around is going better for you all!

  5. Kristin on May 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Wooohoooo…you know, its all those special beans we are force feeding Reproducina. The rainbow farts have blanketed the eastern seaboard.

  6. Betty M on May 8, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    15! Thats great!

  7. Sandi on May 8, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    AWESOME! I would kill for 15 eggs!

  8. a on May 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Good luck and congrats on the many eggs.
    Husband stealing is a big no-no!

  9. Baby Smiling In Back Seat on May 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    15 is fantastic!
    I’m not sure if it’s funnier to mistake someone else for your husband or to forget your husband’s name.

  10. Lassie on May 8, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    15! Well done!
    Sometimes your brain on drugs is a good thing. Sounds like Chance was enjoying the ride.
    Looking forward to the next update, all the best to you.

  11. My Reality on May 8, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    15 is amazing. I am hoping for a great fert report tomorrow.
    And why didn’t I get drugs that good for my retrieval?

  12. Melissa on May 8, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    woot woot!! praying for lots of fertilization!!

  13. Queenie on May 8, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Wishing you tons and tons and tons of good luck on this cycle!

  14. Cindy on May 8, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Yaaaayyyyyy! Man, I’m so sorry I didn’t get to have a joyous high like that. I could have, you know, except for the major buzzkill.
    I’m so happy for the fab fifteen! Can’t wait to hear more…

  15. girlh on May 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    15. Awesome.

  16. coffeegrl on May 9, 2009 at 2:31 am

    whoa. sounds like a great start. also – i love the “frankian” slip!

  17. SCY on May 9, 2009 at 5:23 am

    15 Eggs? Wonderful!! Well done Chance 🙂 had to smile at her Frankian slip…
    Praying hard for you guys!

  18. Nishkanu on May 9, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Ah, the drugs, the drugs! The “fun” part of IVF. I was super nervous before my first egg retrieval, since the doctors had told me I would be out of it but not asleep, and I kept wondering how awful it would feel for that giant needle to go through your private bits, even if you didn’t feel pain. But no, they drugged me up GOOD and I slept through the whole thing. Afterwards I came back to myself in the recovery room and with great volume and enthusiasm expressed my relief to my DH: “That was great! I slept through the whole thing! It was a piece of cake!” The whole recovery area heard me describe a blow by blow of my egg retrieval. He was super embarrassed. Me? I was just high as a kite. Ah, those were the days :).

  19. tash on May 9, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Ohmanohmanohman ohmanohman
    (breathes into paper bag)
    Not for nothing, but sometimes when you post pictures of Frank’s baked goods, I get a little confused too.