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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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Schizophrenic by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yes, I'm schizophrenic. Am going invite-only again. If you already had an invite last time around, you still have it, not to worry. If you want one this time around, you'll ... Read on »
Nothing to See Here, Move Along, Move Along by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Day 10 of BCPs. Nine more days until Lupron. Gawd. Stupid Lupron. My head is hurting just *thinking* of the Lupron. Except, the last two times I took the Lupron my head d ... Read on »
So Close (edited) by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So, you've all read Tertia's blog, right? What? You haven't? Well, what are you waiting for? But I assume that those of you who haven't read Tertia's blog are few and far ... Read on »
Starting Over by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility CD1 BCPs start Tomorrow Lupron starts on Day 19 Let the Games begin! Read on »
Hiatus by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You'll have to pardon my brief blogging hiatus. I'm busy reading Mel's book and saying "Yes, Exactly!" periodically. That's far more important than telling you all about ... Read on »
Morbid Anniversary by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It's odd, because I never think of this. But if my first pregnancy hadn't ended in miscarriage, I'd have had a two year old right now, rather than three 19 month olds right n ... Read on »
Not So Bad by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You know, cancelling the cycle was probably for the best.  I mean, I didn't want to be really pregnant in the middle of summer anyway, right?  My new schedule puts my transf ... Read on »
Details on the Demise of IVF #2, Take 2 by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Thanks to all for all your kind thoughts and well wishes. I'm fine. The decision to cancel this cycle was a mutual decision between my doctor and myself. He would have been ok ... 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 »
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 »
"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 »
Weirdness by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I'm going to say something that's going to sound absolutely contrary to common sense. I do realize that I'm taking Lupron every day and that likely has something to do with m ... Read on »
It's Like Deja Vu All Over Again by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Left Ovary: 12mm and 11mm Right Ovary: 14mm and 11mm Do I sense the possibility of a lead follicle in the making? Does this sound familiar?? Yeah. Edit: Resul ... 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 »
going private for a while by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Am going to make this a private blog for a while. I'll explain after I do so. If you want an invite, please email me directly. chezperky [at] gmail [dot] com I kno ... Read on »
Reverse Psychology by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well, it turns out reverse psychology works! What the heck? I have never, ever in my entire life had a period without at least one day of completely debilitating cramps the da ... Read on »
No Sign of AF by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So per my tentative cycle schedule given to me by my nurse, I should have been expecting my period around, oh... today. (er, wait, it's now tomorrow... so what I meant by tod ... Read on »
Lupron Day 3 and my world falls apart by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Lupron Day three. On Day 2 we found out what we owe in taxes. Not a good day. I've never seen so many zeros in my life. I'm not Day three? Glass door on my oven shatt ... Read on »
I am a dork by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am such a nerd that I have created a separate twitter just for IF-related updates. My twitter username for said updates is, predictably, notaclowncar, so feel free to add m ... Read on »
Good to Go by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility SuperNurse called.  I said, "Please tell me my P4 doesn't say anything stupid today." "It was 3.8, which" "Thank G-d!" "-which means that you ovulated." "Ri ... Read on »