“The Pixley” is the name of the bouquet that my wonderful husband sent to my work. I was so surprised! Remember our big fight on the eve of my birthday this year? I would never have guessed that he’d be so thoughtful so soon after we had that fight. Yesterday I went down to greet my 11am client. I was signing the intake sheet when one of my front desk staff pointed at this bouquet of flowers right next to me. I still didn’t understand what she meant. She said, “This is for you.” Since the note was clipped on the bouquet, I couldn’t see the name of the sender. My coworkers who gathered around me at that point said that it must have been from your hubby. I was still doubtful and said, “I don’t think so”, simply because of the fight and the subsequent talk that we had about saving money for more IVF. I took off the clip, turned the note over, and read it. I immediately started tearing up. This is what it said:
Note: I know it’s been a tough week for you and us. Hang in there. Love you!
This is the biggest surprise of the year. The packaging, the flowers, the presentation. Everything was perfect. I didn’t even want to take the flowers out of the burlap because of how perfect it looked. I am very grateful that Bob was there with me during the baseline appointment when we found out about Ursula the cyst. He saw how disappointed I was and how much I wanted to cry but couldn’t. He witnessed everything and thought that some flowers would cheer me up. They definitely did cheer up although I cried like a mess in front of others who had no clue why this week has been difficult for me and us. Fortunately, my 11am client’s mom is the one who is pregnant with her miracle baby after losing her other baby. I wrote about her in this very long post. I am so glad that she was the one who was there to see me being a mess. I showed her the flowers in the waiting room and told her what happened this week. She started tearing up and we hugged each other. We were both a mess! This is the sweetest and most perfect gift. My husband rocks! I think I’ll keep him. 😉 (Too bad he doesn’t read this blog anymore so he doesn’t know my praises for him here.)
Another surprise is Dr. No Nonsense’s phone call to me on Thursday. After I was told by the doctor who did the ultrasound that the cycle would be canceled, I didn’t think that anyone other than the nurse would contact me. After all, this is a big university clinic with many many patients. I didn’t expect any more personal phone call from the doctor himself like the care that I’d get from Dr. E at her tiny little clinic. I was actually writing his nurse an email when the phone rang. I picked it up and was so surprised to hear Dr. No Nonsense’s voice. He asked me how I was doing. I told him that I was a bit disappointed. We went on to chat about my history of having cysts and how they were the cause of two canceled cycles. He said that this cyst is pretty big. He asked me how I would feel about putting me on estrogen after ovulation. I asked him what that would do. He said that it would help suppress my FSH so that my body does not start recruiting follicles prematurely. So that’s the plan. I will take estrogen a week after ovulation and we’ll see how things go. I like that Dr. No Nonsense is proactive. I feel that he cares and I feel cared for. The sting of the canceled cycle has slowly subsided. I am starting to feel at peace again. I will continue with acupuncture and Maya abdominal massage next week to hopefully make Ursula go away.
Finally, I have blocked infertile no longer pregnant friend on gchat. She will not see me online anymore… at least until I unblock her. It has actually been a relief. I still feel a little guilty at times for blocking her but I enjoy the peace and quiet and being free of unsolicited advice.
Cycle day five. Time is moving very slowly…..