Saturday, March 04, 2006

Unfortunate timing - again

Looks like we're going to miss Mrs T's most fertile time once again this month. Our co-ordination appointment - for the possible IVF treatment (we have decided to at least attend this appointment) is on the 16th, and we're supposed to refrain from making love for three or four days beforehand. Can you guess which three or four days would be or best for conception this month? Yep, you got it.

Mrs T also has a routine smear test coming up - in the same week. Quite why they couldn't do that "while they're in there" I don't know. The smear is arranged through her GP's surgery and the IVF appontment through the hospital in London; I guess it's asking too much that they'd be able to share resources like that.

3 comments:

lauralu said...

break a leg!

the timing and lack of coordination must be so frustrating. and what exactly is a routing smear??? that sounds awful. i can only guess it's the swipe of the cervix to check for cancer that we call a pap smear. at least "pap" is sort of meaningless and sounds harmless; calling it a routing up front seems unnecessarily harsh!

Treggles said...

Oops! Typo. I meant to type 'routine'. It's just called a 'smear test' over here, and it is indeed what what you guys call a 'pap smear'. I'll edit the post...

lauralu said...

woo! that's a relief. i was afraid to ever have a gynecological emergency in the u.k.