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    Mashed cauliflower is supposed to be similar to mashed potatoes but the smell of cooked cauliflower makes me ill.

    I am off to a craft sale this morning. Should be fun.

    Tiffany! You are a doctor and should know better! Take it easy! Hope all is well. Bedrest really sucks and I was miserable when I was on it. Hugs!

    We got the menu for Sean's work party, nothing I am allergic to! Last year I hated telling Sean he could not have the lobster (which he loves but anaphylaxis at a party is not fun).
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    Have fun at the craft sale. Let us know if you find anything. Do you go to buy, get ideas, or sell? Do you like uncooked cauliflower? Glad you are able to enjoy the food at DH's work party without having to worry about going into shock. Are you allergic to a lot of things? Fortunately (knock on wood), we have no allergies in our house. Just your basic seasonal allergies.

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    Meg already knows this but here is my facebook status: so, I called the one job I am waiting to hear about, they are waiting for the person I would be directly working with to get back into the office and then I will be going in for my THIRD and FINAL interview. They just want to make sure we will click and work well together. Should have a new job by the end of the month! Woot!

    I bought a couple of books. And I won a picture trimmer from Creative Memories - which will go great for my craft sale stuff I am working on.

    My "big" allergies (ie the ones that can kill me) are asa, bees/wasps/mosquitoes, fish and shellfish. The other ones are cats, dogs, anything outside (trees, flowers, grass, hay), dust, smoke, mayo, nutrasweet (being diabetic and being allergic to nutrasweet was fun until Splenda came around). I have some other sensitivities but are not full blown allergies. I spent my first 12 years on a farm and was allergic to nothing outside, then we moved to the city and within one year the allergies kept coming. So far I have not passed on any allergies!
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    woohooo Glad the job front is going so well!!!
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    AFM- Waiting on phone call from REs office. We are going to try for the "december cycle" with the ER right after the new year. I will be able to use health care spending account which is great. (2500). They go off the actual ER to determine when the IVF occurs. I also found out that I don't have to front 100% of the money upfront. They are billing for it. So 1 round of IVF is covered at 50%. 1 round is it. Super grateful to have insurance coverage. I really need this to work!!! My meds will be on the high end due to my extremely low AMH and the aggressive protocol we are using.

    I'm finishing up some homework today and off to work. DH's birthday is on friday. Should be fun but I don't want to talk about anything regarding fertility with friends. Its too hard to talk about it over and over and get all the cliches back. It hurts too much. Been thinking about starting a blog that my friends and family have access to. Its easy for them to hear about me but w.out me having to talk about it. Hope you're all having a great wednesday!
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    Kate...sounds like you have gotten a lot figured out since your appt. That's great that you don't have to come up with all the money up front. We had to pay 100% up front for all of our cycles. My RE didn't bill for IF treatments if you were cash pay. Sounds like your RE is being aggressive from the get go. I think the blog would be a nice way for friends and family to follow your journey without you having to talk it out with them. I found that friends can be kind of pushy even when you ask them not to be. Me wanting my privacy respected almost cost me a friendship. During our 2nd cycle I just wanted to keep things to ourselves and tell ppl what I wanted when I wanted. I had asked her not to ask me anything about it unless I brought it up. She still continued to ask against my wishes. I went for a long time without talking to her. It is nice though to have the support there when needed. We told ppl about our 1st and 3rd cycle, but I was more open with the 3rd cycle.

    Margaret...sounds like you won that picture trimmer at a good time since it looks like you'll be using it. I'm sure you carry an epi-pen around huh? I'm glad that you haven't passed your allergies on to DS.

    The plumber came and gave us prices for our shower. I think we are going to do the Kohler DTV II system where you control everything with a pad on the wall. There are no faucet handles. He didn't have the pricing for a traditional shower but said that they equal about the same because you don't have to buy the valves with the DTV system and they are expensive. Also, with the DTV system it's less labor so he said that would save us about 20% in labor. We are going to do a dual sided shower. On one side we are going to have the shower head and 2 body spray tiles. On the other just a shower head, and on the back wall a hand-held shower and then a shower tile in the ceiling. We are also going to make it a steam shower. Our plumber put a steam shower in his old house but not the one he just built and he is regretting it. He said he used it a lot for sinus congestion and stuff like that. We'll have the DTV system hooked up to our tub also so there will be no faucets or handles on the tub. He said that the water will come out of the ceiling and fill the tub which would be pretty cool. You can set a timer for your tub to fill so if you get side tracked it doesn't overflow. It's a smart system. You can also do sound and lights but we don't think it's work the added expense.

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    I have to say I am jealous of your shower!! That sounds like it will be AMAZING!!!!!! You'll have to post an after pic!

    Glad to hear that you felt the same way I do. Some people are pushy and I'm sure it comes from a good place but it is too much. I can see how it could cost you a friendship. I feel like friends that have had kids so easily, just can't understand what we're going through. My friends that don't have kids, even if they are not trying, tend to understand more. I think it is because they can imagine how it would be to deal with the thought of not being able to have kids. I am so grateful to have support online because I think I would go crazy otherwise!
    -Kate

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    I'm sure I'll enjoy the shower. I think DH is more excited about the bathroom remodel than I am.

    This one friend is just a pushy person in general. People don't know their boundaries when it comes to personal and sensitive matters. When I was going through everything she tried sympathizing with me saying she knows what it's like because it took them a while to get pregnant with their first. It really only took her a few months and then surprise! she was pregnant. So no, she really didn't understand. The online support helped me a ton and I've met many wonderful women also.

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    Meg - once your shower is in I am coming for a visit Of course I need to get my passport first - need it anyway so I can go and visit my niece and nephews in Utah. I have not been down there in 22 years! My sister died 21 years ago. Hard to believe it was that long.

    Yup, Meg. I carry an epipen everywhere and have a medic alert bracelet. I have had to use the epipen twice in 30 years. They are crazy expensive but I would rather have it run out then not have one if I (or someone else) needed it. I am lucky as all my meds are covered 100% between my and Sean's medical plans. Actually that is what medical insurance is here - meds, dentist, private hospital rooms, and things like that.

    I *think* I have news about my disability. I called today (an email is being sent to my worker and her manager to call me) and apparently my worker and the person who looks after the cheques are talking. My file is "complete" but does not say "approved". They owe me $16,000 in back pay, plus $2500 for my cpap and then I have dental bills that I have not submitted yet. Really hoping we get money deposited in our account really soon!

    A funny for you all. I was checking our bank account today and noticed money from the government department that I work for. Twice they have paid me statutory holiday pay when they shouldn't be - that money is supposed to be paid by my disability. I was mad because we would have to pay it back. When I got home this afternoon I checked our account again and realized the money was from my glasses! LOL no paying that back

    I am really worried about Christmas presents this year. We are maxed out everywhere. Hoping that I make a lot at the craft sale so I can get some stuff. Usually this time of year I am totally done shopping and wrapping presents. Not this year
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    I think a shower remodel is a huge thing as well. It is his spa thing. So cute. We are big into showers and kitchens. It is why we have not bought a house. Our dreams are so big not sure anything in real life could satisfy them. So, we keep dreaming.

    I told my friends when I was going through IVF that I would tell them if it was good news, otherwise assume it is bad news. Of course, then I was afraid to tell any good news knowing it could all be yanked from under me. So, everyone assumed I was not pregnant until later... I felt bad to keep my friends in the closet, but that is what you girls are for!!! Support without constant nagging.

    Yeah, you never have to worry about one of us telling a woman who had a miscarriage that next time will work out. If anything I think this journey makes us one of the best friends a person going through something like that can have. Sympathetic and not making any assumptions about the future.
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