"Edited to Add"....

This started as a pregnancy blog when I fell pregnant in May 2009 after four years of finding a donor, doing all the counselling / paperwork / tests and trying.

And now, thanks to a 4WD which skidded onto our side of the road, killing our baby daughter at 34w and injuring me, my partner and two of my stepdaughters on 27 December 2009, it has turned into something else. We didn't want this something else, but apparently it is all we've got to go on with.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Crazy-lady messages = Massive Win!

After leaving another message with the private rooms of Dr NSFU*

- mentioning that even though I may not be her private patient, she has nonetheless made a decision delaying our treatment which I would like to talk to her or another doctor about;

- explaining that the clinic had not called me back after numerous messages; and

- saying the magic words "Health Services Commissioner"...

I got a call back from the clinic - yes, they can fit us in for an appointment tomorrow!

Woo hoo! So at least we get to talk to a doctor who can make a decision, and we've got a chance of at least starting this cycle.

Thank you all for your support and good wishes - clearly the universe's desperate wish facility is in working order today (for us at least). Now perhaps I can devote my brain to what it really should be doing... (marking take-home exams and fixing footnotes)

love and wishy goodness to all of you,


* No sperm for you! (unless you jump through hoops 1 through to 267... )

Celebratory picture of the Milagros a friend gave me which graces our front door. Until I read Angie's post I had no idea what it was, just that it was meant to bring good luck. Gracias mi milagra! [and apologies for the lousy spanish]


  1. Oh thank the goddess for a tiny victory! Good on you for standing up for your rights.

    My mum likes to invoke the Department of Fair Trading or other regulatory equivalent if she thinks she's being shabbily treated, and rightly so.

  2. Good for you! It sucks to have to fight to get the service we deserve from our doctors.

  3. Woot! Amazing what a little bit of crazy lady can achieve! I like your doctor's nickname, that did make me giggle.

  4. Thanks so much all of you!

    Having been duly admonished about our lousy chances, we may indeed be trying an at-home frozen insem this cycle, but have to wait for further news from the doctor on Tuesday, which will affect whether we've got straws to spare or not. But I'm very glad I pushed for the earlier appointment, otherwise october would have been a write-off as well.

    By the way two parcels from friends arrived in the mail yesterday and the librarians decided to waive $60 worth of library fines - so I think there must have been good wishes washing all over the place. Thank you all so much for riding this crazy rollercoaster with us xxxxxh

  5. I forgot to say - the doctor we talked to this morning was lovely. I prefer them so much when they are willing to actually talk to you!