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

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  1. you hear the words "Black Friday" and you think

    AF must be due

    (e.g. your scheduled beta test sure to be another failure)

  2. You know you are a vet when you cry in bathroom stalls because:

    1. Someone doesn't get it and has made yet another insensitive remark
    2. Someone does get it and has gone out of their way to show you how much they do get it. (Only happens once in a blue moon, but floors me everytime and I still want to cry when it does.)

    which brings me to my next point...

    You know you are a vet when you have a 'perma-ring' of red, itchy scaly (skin from the salt in your tears) under your eye that won't go away....because you cry so often.

    I have told many people I have psoriasis, skin conditions, sensitive skin, allergies etc because I don't want to tell them the truth.

  3. You know your a vet when you stick the needle in your stomach while carrying on a conversation on the phone with a friend, and no flinching what-so-ever.

  4. I hope it is OK for a Vet newbie to post here -- This is pretty dark... but you know you're a vet when you are watching a “60 Minutes” segment about a woman in the war-torn Congo and for a minute you are jealous of her when you hear that 3 of her kids have died but she has 3 more kids who are still alive.

    What the hell are all these failed cycles (and an RE who has given up on me) doing to my head???

  5. You think in acronyms.

    DE or OE one last time?

    Using an OKP yeah right like that's going to work.

    IVF with ICSI or IVF without ICSI?

  6. I just got one in my email...

    you know you're a vet when one of the many cyber monday emails you receive is from early-pregnancy-tests.com, encouraging you to buy a fertility monitor (yeah right) to achieve the ultimate holiday gift - a BFP!

    the good news is that the email also had a code for 10% off of pee sticks that I need to order anyway

  7. on one of your 'good' days, you THINK you could be insane but on one of your 'bad' days, you KNOW you are insane.

  8. You know you're a vet when some OTHER IF vet blogger calls YOUR IF blog (and hence, you), an IF blog example of a "worst case scenario."

    Oh no she din'it!

  9. Your RE tells you to "just adopt."

  10. OMG Dreamer, please tell me that didn't happen Although if you're posting it I assume it did. Aaaugh.

  11. you know you're a vet when...
    it has been so long since you told a random stranger about IF that you tell a kind stranger and almost burst out laughing when she says "you just need to relax" and "i'm sure it will happen for you."

  12. p.s. hindsight is 20/20. this kind stranger told me that story of her sister who was told she would never get pregnant. Sister broke her ankle and just before x-ray, they did a pregnancy test just to be certain she wasn't pregnant. Lo and behold, she was pregnant!
    So, here's the hindsight. I should have said to this woman - "oh, thanks so much. And here I thought it had to do with fertilizing an egg and getting it to implant. Could you put your foot out while I walk by so I can trip, break my ankle and get pregnant?"

  13. Your RE tells you to "just adopt."
    Oh Dreamer. That is freaking awful.

    Hopeful, I'd be more than happy to break your knee for you if it would bring you a child (I had a friend, who after many failed IVFs, got pg via intercourse while hopped up on vicodin and other pain meds after knee surgery). Only we'd still have to navigate the issue of sperm since there isn't any of that readily available (unless DP has something up her sleeve we don't know about).

    ETA: I could send DH over since he isn't the IF one in the house.

  14. ETA: I could send DH over since he isn't the IF one in the house.

    Morrison, if you're sending your DH out this way, I'll take a shot as well. Hell, he probably won't get me pregnant, but it's been such a long time since I had a good roll in the hay...

    (the sad thing is I'm seriously considering going on match.com again, if only to distract me from my other woes.)

    Hopeful - you learn so much about human reproduction from these chance encounters, don't you?

  15. Morrison, if you're sending your DH out this way, I'll take a shot as well. Hell, he probably won't get me pregnant, but it's been such a long time since I had a good roll in the hay...
    I\'d be happy to share with you my friend...anything for my vet sisters. If all you need is sperm, you call me...we got sperm. Sperm is no problem here.

    And honestly, it's been awhile for DH, too (I'm FAR too scared to "go there"), so I'm sure he'd be game.

  16. I\'d be happy to share with you my friend...anything for my vet sisters. If all you need is sperm, you call me...we got sperm. Sperm is no problem here. And honestly, it's been awhile for DH, too (I'm FAR too scared to "go there"), so I'm sure he'd be game.

    You tear up at the thought of a vet having her DH 'help out' another vet. (sad, but true, but what doesn't make me cry these days)

    And you'd like to help too. Kate, Hopeful, happy to share!!

  17. Thanks Morrison, sambur - getting the sperm is the least of my problems (heck, I order it up like I'm calling for takeout chinese), but I sooo appreciate the sentiment.

    And lucie, I'm right there with you on tearing up over everything.

  18. I'd do anything to help one of my girls.

    I order it up like I'm calling for takeout chinese. Ha! I feel the same way about donor eggs.

  19. You know you're a vet when at a holiday party you meet the only other woman in the place that doesn't talk about her kids because she doesn't have any and she becomes your bff for the night.

  20. Your RE tells you to "just adopt."

    Or tells you there's nothing he can do for you anymore and then a week later you get information on their donor program.

  21. Does being on IVFC long enough to have multiple trolls count? I'm certain I'm not the only one to be able to boast about that!

  22. m/c ment

    When bad stuff happens to other people and you find yourself weighing it up in your mind if its as bad as the hell we go through everyday with IF and losses.

    When your jealous of the person the bad stuff has happened to because they are getting the understanding and sympathy from others that you would kill for during a m/c or neg cycle.

  23. When you tear up the xmas picture card of your cousins children, and every one else's and want to report to the news that infertiles DON'T WANT OTHER PEOPLES KIDS RUBBED IN THEIR FACES during the miserable holidays.

    And you wish you had a fireplace, not only to warm up in front of, but to burn the damn xmas photo cards of the little brats!

  24. ...when your grief hits you at the most unexpected and unwelcome of times. Like when you're at a wedding and you're with all of your close friends and you're dancing and drinking and lauging... and then out of the blue, even though no one is talking about it, it occurs to you that they all have children at home and you don't and you have to run to the bathroom and have a good cry... And then you spend the rest of the night trying to get back to that fun and happy place that slipped away so quickly.

  25. And you wish you had a fireplace, not only to warm up in front of, but to burn the damn xmas photo cards of the little brats!

    This made me LOL!!

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