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Ms. Perky Patient Expert

Silver Spring, Maryland
I am a mom to a vroombunctious ADHD foster son, and toddler triplets, and have struggled with infertility for six years - from primary infertility to parenting after infertility to trying to conceive while parenting. After having conceived higher order multiples (HOMs) through infertility... Full Bio
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"Are They Natural?" Redux (er, children mentioned in this post) by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Ever since I got pregnant with my babies, I have endured an endless parade of questions dancing around the "Are they natural?" question. Most people simply come right out and ... Read on »
7dp5dt, aka The Day Barren Brought the Laughter Back by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I've had a really hard time with this cycle, and Barren just "gets" it when a lot of other people just... don't. I feel guilty about it, to be honest. I feel like I should hav ... Read on »
8th Anniversary by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Today is our 8th anniversary. So far, today I have had a three hour dental appointment, a two hour hospital visit, during which I had an endoscopic procedure to inject ... Read on »
A Definition by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I love my husband. And you know why? Because if you look in the dictionary under sweet, optimistic, or (most importantly) naive, you'll find a picture of him. Allow me to ... Read on »
A Definition by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I love my husband. And you know why? Because if you look in the dictionary under sweet, optimistic, or (most importantly) naive, you'll find a picture of him. Allow me to illu ... Read on »
About that Assisted Hatching by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility By the way, it turns out the reason I had assisted hatching was because I had a Day Six transfer. Apparently, they do Assisted Hatching on all day six transfers. Standard Op ... Read on »
And He’s Off…! by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This morning, Seth finished packing, printed out directions from the airport to his hotel and various other places that he needed to go, and headed upstairs to say goodbye ... Read on »
And Here We Go Again by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So. Here we are again. I have to be up in six hours to have bloodwork drawn to find out if I can start Lupron again for IVF#2 (Take 2) aka IVF 2.1 or whatever you want t ... Read on »
And Then There Was One by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Please note: children are mentioned in this post. I am terrible about pointing this out in general, so I'm not promising to always mention it, but there you go. SuperDoc h ... Read on »
And... Cancelled by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Cycle cancelled. More details to follow later?  Maybe?    The last days of Pesach start tonight so I'll be offline for a couple days. Read on »
And.... canceled by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Trigger shot tonight. Bloodwork in a week to check my P4 (you know, to make sure I actually DID ovulate. Because with 10,000 units of hCG in my system, you know, I mig ... Read on »
Appointment at JHU by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The appointment with Dr. S at JHU was definitely worth the wait.  She had a lot of good thoughts for moving forward: - First, she said not to lose hope that the gastro ... Read on »
Back by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So here I am. Now under lock and key, sort of. I'm nearly at my 100 reader limit, so I don't know that I'll really stick with this lock down for long, but I wanted it for now. ... Read on »
Better Then I Ever Could Have Dreamed! by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility After being up far too late last night, I dragged myself out of bed this morning to go to Ye Olde Fertility Clinic. It wasn't easy, let me tell you. But I checked my email fir ... Read on »
Braaaaaiiiiiinnnnnnnssss!!!! by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I now have documented proof that I have a brain!   MRI today went fine and I came away with a CD of the images, all 344 of them.  Unfortunately, I did ... Read on »
Catching Up and Diving Back In by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I haven’t posted  since June of 2011 – when we lost Julian all together and it looked like we would never see him again.  I’d like to get back to posting, and I’ve tried s ... Read on »
CD1... um, maybe? by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This morning I was fairly certain today was CD1, so I made an appointment for my Lupron Evaluation to be Thursday (it can be either CD2 or CD3 and tomorrow is simply impossibl ... Read on »
Change in Plans for the Cured One by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yep.  I'm being treated as a non-PCO patient now.  Go figure.  Turns out my e2 level wasn't 439, but it was high.  They like to see it under 50 at the Lupron Evaluation an ... Read on »
Closer to Cancelled by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Not to be confused with "Closer to Fine". My lining, she is not wafer thin - she is 10.1mm and I have a lovely 18.6 follicle. Or maybe it's a cyst. But it's probably a ... Read on »
Club Soda, Anyone? (not for the faint hearted) by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So you know how when you're giving an IM shot, you're supposed to pull back on the plunger to see if you get any blood in the syringe before you shoot yourself up with the c ... Read on »