You know you\'re a vet when....

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  1. -when a fertile announces a pregnancy, you can calculate in your head not only their due date, but the likely date they got pregnant.

    HA! It's good to know that it's not just me.

  2. When phrases such as "sticky dust" and "baby dust" make you want to slap a b**ch!

    When you find random alcohol pads in every room of your house.

    When you don't even care about hiding your meds when guests come over.

    When your husband no longer needs a chart to direct him to the correct spot for progesterone injections.

    When you find yourself rolling your eyes at a baby. (Lol! It was only once, I promise)

  3. When you find yourself rolling your eyes at a baby. (Lol! It was only once, I promise)

    Only once?!

  4. Only once?!

    Lol!! OK...so maybe it was more than once.

  5. When you can't post your IVF history as your siggy in chat rooms because you can't remember it all.

  6. When you are at your parents doing your laundry with some of your 65 year old mom's items and after pulling clothes out of dyer to fold you don't know which panties are yours.

  7. When you can't plan anything more than 4 weeks in advance because you are debating having yet another one last cycle.

  8. Even though you hate the cold and snow you rejoice at the thought of finally leaving your home and not to be run over by strollers or not having to cross the street to make room for double-wides.

  9. I have been loving this thread. Hannah, your list is fantastic! Totally spot on. The one I was thinking of was...You know you are a vet when you "check your TP" for blood every time you hit the john because of the PTSD you have around going to the bathroom.

    glad it's not just me!
    Love the concept of IVF PTSD - that is so spot-on (scuse the pun)
    tempting to call it CTSD - constant traumatic stress syndrome!
    Here\'s another one:

    you know you're a vet when your cell phone auto-spells retrieval, progesterone, and vaginal ultrasound.

  10. When people tell you they're praying for you and you seriously consider asking them to stop, because it hasn't worked yet and world peace might just have a better chance!

    (hope I don't offend anyone...I'm just a little jaded, bitter, well, if you're here you get it...)

  11. When you automatically start undressing from the waist down as soon as you walk into any doctor/dentist/accupuncture office b/c you think you're getting yet another ultrasound.

  12. "fertile" mucus is just a cruel joke.

  13. When you can't post your IVF history as your siggy in chat rooms because you can't remember it all.

    I laughed out loud at that one.

    When you think anything less than the donor egg speech at 35 and multiple failed IVF cycles doesn't count as real infertility.

  14. I laughed out loud at that one. When you think anything less than the donor egg speech at 35 and multiple failed IVF cycles doesn't count as real infertility.

    When someone tells you she's going on Clomid and in your head, you snort, "amateur."

  15. When someone tells you she's going on Clomid and in your head, you snort, "amateur."

    LOL! Soooo true

  16. You know you are a vet when you "check your TP" for blood every time you hit the john because of the PTSD you have around going to the bathroom.

    Yes....even though you haven't cycled in years.

    P.S.: Do not buy the special pink toilet paper to aid Breast Cancer (I was in a rush one day and did this.) Seeing pink toilet paper in the toilet has freaked me out more times than I can count....due to the PTSD issues....especially when it is early in the morning and I am half-asleep and forget I bought pink toilet paper.

  17. Um, how about when you refer to your dog as your "baby" and send Christmas cards with his picture to all your friends and family?

    Hey - if I have to look at Christmas cards with their kids, they're getting a card with my dog. Mine are cuter!

  18. Hey - if I have to look at Christmas cards with their kids, they're getting a card with my dog. Mine are cuter!

    And dogs and cats do not outgrow their cuteness the way some kids do.

  19. When you find random alcohol pads in every room of your house.And you save them for cleaning your bifocals.

  20. When a young woman approaches you while you're in the squat cage and asks if you can do a shared, you have to translate the sentence in your head to make it make sense, because what immediately springs to mind is a shared donor cycle.

  21. you prepare yourself for the holidays and annoying kid-photo-filled greeting/mocking cards by setting up a recycle bin next to your mailbox so you can do the immediate transfer.

    (then you find yourself reading the word "transfer" in any context like above even and find yourself thinking "when is the transfer" and "how many embryos"?)

  22. you start including warning headers when you write emails to your friends IRL

    (brilliant, sambur, I'm moving my recycling bin right now!)

  23. you start including warning headers when you write emails to your friends IRL

    omg. I have so done that.

  24. You think about any extra money you come across in terms of a) funds towards pursuing yet another IVF? or b) funds towards pursuing adoption? or c) funds towards a vacation to somewhere exotic?...or d) funds towards combining a+b+c for traveling to India to pursue surrogacy.

    Ah, the choices.

  25. I don't know if it's a vet thing or I'm just nuts. U know your a vet when u see a wasp in her nest protecting her egg And you cry thinking "I completely understand!"

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