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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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Putting Other People At Ease by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You may remember my last post in which I wrote about telling my new-found therapist that my next IVF would likely be my last - and quickly following that up with "and I'm ok ... Read on »
Last Call by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility On the advice of someone whose opinion I trust implicitly, I went to see a therapist this week - the first of many such encounters, I'm sure. Though the whole IVF thing is n ... Read on »
Last Call by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility On the advice of someone whose opinion I trust implicitly, I went to see a therapist this week - the first of many such encounters, I'm sure. Though the whole IVF thing i ... Read on »
It Only Takes One by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I know I said I wasn't going to post for a while, but this particular thing has been eating at me, so I need to get this one out. This particular phrase, "it only takes one. ... Read on »
It Only Takes One by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I know I said I wasn't going to post for a while, but this particular thing has been eating at me, so I need to get this one out. This particular phrase, "it only takes o ... Read on »
Official by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Not that I needed the final word, but the beta's back and I'm definitely not pregnant. George, Jr. is not to be. I take solace in the fact that I don't have to put my tail b ... Read on »
Official by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Not that I needed the final word, but the beta's back and I'm definitely not pregnant. George, Jr. is not to be. I take solace in the fact that I don't have to put my t ... Read on »
No more PIA or PIO by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I talked with my nurse today. I'm going in tomorrow for my beta despite being sick. My doctor this morning said if the plague I have is the flu, I should be better by tomorr ... Read on »
No more PIA or PIO by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I talked with my nurse today. I'm going in tomorrow for my beta despite being sick. My doctor this morning said if the plague I have is the flu, I should be better by t ... Read on »
No Pressure! by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My company is changing insurance plans as of January 2010. They are making the change in such a way that it will mean they get around the Maryland Mandate for fertility cover ... 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 »
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 »
No Pressure! by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My company is changing insurance plans as of January 2010. They are making the change in such a way that it will mean they get around the Maryland Mandate for fertility ... Read on »
ick by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Still sick. Still not pregnant (so Barren? You can stop holding out that tiny bit of hope, okay?). I have yet to schedule my beta, which is supposed to be Friday. I w ... Read on »
ick by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Still sick. Still not pregnant (so Barren? You can stop holding out that tiny bit of hope, okay?). I have yet to schedule my beta, which is supposed to be Friday. ... Read on »
I Am Sick by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am sick. And I am also not pregnant. I did cave and POAS. Today is 9dp5dt. Otherwise known as 14 days post retrieval. Though I suppose some of you will argue that i ... Read on »
I Am Sick by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am sick. And I am also not pregnant. I did cave and POAS. Today is 9dp5dt. Otherwise known as 14 days post retrieval. Though I suppose some of you will argue tha ... 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 »
Gestating by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Because it’s fun for me, every time my husband is trying to annoy me (even jokingly), I say, “No! You can’t do that! I’m gestating!” And I melodramatically throw myself down o ... Read on »
My Letter to SuperDoc by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Here is the letter that I am sending to SuperDoc in the morning. Many thanks to Barren for proofreading, editing and review. You can blame her for not making me cut out mo ... Read on »