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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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Favorite Things by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health LG’s favorite word is “hamsters”.  Not clear why (although let’s be honest — it is kind of a funny word), but he enjoys throwing the word out at random moments.  Tonight ... Read on »
Mel’s Show and Tell – The Beach Version 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. For today’s edition,  I thought I’d take a little break from the w ... Read on »
Happy ICLW Week! by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I’m excited for this week as I need to redeem myself for my poor performance * last month. I thought I’d provide a quick synopsis of where things stand to date for th ... Read on »
Trading Places by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Day 2 of the 2WW…so far so good.  The fact that I’ve taken this whole week off of work has really helped keep my stress levels down, and I feel like I’m in a better plac ... Read on »
Cautiously Optimistic by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health We went in bright and early for our transfer this morning.  We were quite nervous as we weren’t given any information about the condition of our embryos when they called ... Read on »
Somewhere between Agony, Optimism, and Prayer by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Yesterday’s retrieval went off without a hitch.  I’m feeling much better today than I did last time when I had symptoms of OHSS and was in pretty severe pain the followi ... Read on »
Breaking up with Facebook by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Despite the fact that if I successfully fall pregnant I will qualify for the Advanced Maternal Age sticker (where’s my discount at Denny’s?), I joined the ranks of Faceb ... Read on »
Happy Valentine’s Day by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Egg retrieval is set for Saturday!  Guess where we’ll be spending Valentine’s Day.   My left ovary went crazy over the past 24 hours…it’s like a little popcorn machine i ... Read on »
Umbrella Drinks by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health It’s been quiet around Chez Road Rise the past week or so, because I’ve been absolutely slammed at work.  Between traveling, trying to churn out 900 million individual b ... Read on »
I’d Like to Thank the Academy… by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health My first blog award courtesy of In Vitro Veritas and All Grown Up.    Huge thanks to onepinkline and Nicole for this award as it came at a time when I was really feel ... Read on »
Taking a Deep Breath by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health First, my deepest thanks to all of you who have stopped by and offered words of comfort and your voices of experience.  All of your comments have provided incredible com ... Read on »
Heartbroken by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Apologies in advance for the rambling/ranting nature of this post.  We are heartbroken.  From start to finish, this time was so much harder than the first.  When our ... Read on »
Beta: Negative by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health LG & I: crushed Filed under: IVF #2 | 4 Comments » LG & I: crushed Read on »
Scared by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Tommorrow is my beta.   In a previous post, I talked about the fact that I intended to pre-test in order to prepare; however, that is not to be for two very good reasons ... Read on »
Idiot, Me by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Against all my better judgement, I was compelled to POAS last night… a mere 7dp3dt.  I know, I know… what was I thinking.  (In case anyone is wondering whether I’m one o ... Read on »
Lunchroom Capers by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health First, I must start with the tragic news that I can no longer watch this season of Survivor.  I was SO hoping this would be the last time Coach would besmirch my televis ... Read on »
MTHFR…WTF? by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health AF has still not arrived.  Cycle Day 42 and counting.  Good thing we already had a consult scheduled with Dr. Yacht for Tuesday just to make sure we had a solid understa ... Read on »
Amber (or should it be Red) Alert by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health AF is missing.  I’m now at CD36, which is crazy as prior to all this IF stuff the one thing you could say about me is that I was regular as hell.  (A fact which apparent ... Read on »
Mel’s Show & Tell by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health We’re back!  A week of sun, surf, togetherness, and yes, many a fruity drink was exactly what we needed.  It was incredibly restorative in so many ways.  We spoke very l ... Read on »
The Countdown by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Just checking in to say I’m still around.  Things have been quiet as I’m mostly concerned with (1) hating my job…see previous post, (2) counting the days until we head t ... Read on »