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Callie Patient Expert

I'm 37 years old and have come to learn (much to my chagrin) that babymaking isn't quite as easy as my Grade 6 health teacher made it out to be. Since we're all more than just infertility, I'm also a lover of my husband, my family including an amazing niece and nephew, musical theatre, and... Full Bio
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Words You Love to Hear… by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health …from your 8-day old baby’s cardiovascular  surgeon:  everything went perfectly. The doctors were able to do a complete fix of the transposition.  He is in the ICU rec ... Read on »
Off One Rollercoaster…On to Another by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Despite my infrequent postings, some of you have continued to show your support, which is so amazing to me.  Thank you for that. On to the news…our son was bo ... Read on »
Penetrating the Armor by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I haven’t had much to say as of late although I still follow all my favorite blogs as well as a whole new batch focused on kids with Congenital Heart Defects.   N ... Read on »
Just the Facts by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So much has happened since the last post in terms of emotions but not terribly much in terms of actual new events that it’s hard to know what to write about/where ... Read on »
Not Found by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn' t here. Read on »
Update by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Just as I predicted in my post below.  AF arrived this afternoon – with no advance notice.  It’s next to impossible to get anyone from my clinic on the phone on the week ... Read on »
Portending Signs by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I don’t have a good feeling about this cycle – and we haven’t even really started.  I know that’s a terrible mindset to have – positive thinking and all – but I just kee ... Read on »
Guilt by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I often tease LG and tell him that he must have been a Jewish or Catholic mother in another life, because he is extremely skilled at the art of friendly guilt.  Even my ... Read on »
Right back at ya, Universe! by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I think at some point all of us dealing with infertility feel at some point that the universe is flipping us a giant bird by arranging for constant reminders of what elu ... Read on »
Inaugural Post by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Starting something new is always hard – where to begin…? While I’m a bit of a latecomer to the world of blogging, I’ve recently become very entrenched (at least by way o ... Read on »
Keep on Stimmin’ by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Between work and this cycle, I’m fried, so today’s post will take the form of random bullet points. Follicle growth is slow but apparently steady.   After 8 days of ... Read on »
Mel’s Show and Tell by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Welcome to Show and Tell here at May the Road Rise!  To see what others are showing, click here. Today’s Show and Tell comes from an amazing vacation that LG and I t ... Read on »
Another Milestone by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So, my last post garnered me my first Comment Hater along with another milestone – the first time anyone condemningly said “why don’t you just adopt.”  (BTW, according t ... Read on »
The Fertility Shuffle by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Many many thanks to all those who’ve commented on my last post and given us great vacation ideas.  Even though, as Erica said, I hope we don’t end up taking it – at leas ... Read on »
Leaving on a Jet Plane by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health First, title shout-out to John Denver! In the spirit of full disclosure, I must share that I am a John Denver aficionado. (Pause for those who are so inclined to snick ... Read on »
It Seems Like Just Yesterday by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health In the midst of the Great Blog Dust-up of 2009, LG and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary.  Honestly, things were so tense around that time and I was so emotiona ... Read on »
Take Two by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So, I’m back after all – albeit with new digs.  In my last entry (which seems like forever ago in my hormonal-fueled emotional state but was actually just over a week or ... Read on »
Internets, I Hardly Knew Ye by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Looks like Patience Song will go down as the shortest blog in history.  Things have been quiet here on the blogging front the last several days, but definitely not in th ... Read on »
Mini-Update by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health In response to AF’s unannounced arrival on Saturday and our subsequent freakout due to my travel schedule coupled with the completely unhelpful input from the weekend nu ... Read on »
Spreading the News by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Megan, over at bottoms off and on the table, had a great post telling her IVF story and wishing she could share that with her family.  It got me to thinking about one of ... Read on »