Monday, March 2, 2009

just shoot me, part two

Yippee!  Drugs!

The box arrived this morning.  It wasn't quite as big as I thought it would be, actually, though when you consider that most drugs I've taken have come in a box the size of a cough syrup bottle, this is a pretty damn big box.  It looked like this:

I've been warned that it's a rather overwhelming experience to open it and lay all the drugs out on the counter, and I think the warning helped.  The only slightly frightening bit was the long, long, long row of syringes...but they're small.  I keep telling myself this.  In some kind of freakish miracle, my insurance actually paid for these drugs.  I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THIS HAPPENED.  Nor do I care to ask.  I suspect the amount was taken out of my assisted-reproductive-technology benefit, and we'll just have to pay a little more for the cycle itself, but that's fine with me.  Here it all is:

About a week ago, I planted some sunflower seeds and put them in our kitchen window.  The seeds were a housewarming gift, and I completely forgot about them - I left them outside all winter, and when I finally put them in the soil, I figured it was probably a lost cause.  Too old, too weather-beaten.  Yesterday, there they were - a whole group of tiny green shoots poking out of the soil, growing as if there had been no winter at all.

I'm going to take this as a good sign.  


  1. Looking good! Is that an EPT pregnancy test included there?! I had to get all my meds one at a time through our pharmacy, so I never got the "big box" sent home.

    I think the sunflowers are a good sign too!

  2. i remember getting a box like that in the mail... but no pregnancy test included. what an exciting extra element!!

    praying like mad here!

    and hooray for green shoots!