Time flies when you’re playing sims.

by statia on May 9, 2006

It doesn’t seem like it’s been over a month since our negative beta, but the time has flown by. Which is probably because I’ve been playing sims every night on my new computer with the phat new graphics card.

And while I was crushed, I was honestly refreshed by the break. Not having to jab myself forty times a day in the stomach or the ass was nice. I still have slight discolorations on my stomach from the bruising.

And now, the train made a stop at our house last weekend, and we got back on for our next round. Thankfully we’re doing the FET (frozen embryo transfer), so it’s not as involved, but walking into that office today, I felt a little older, a little more haggard and a little more cynical than I had just a short month ago. When we got there, there was another couple getting their obligitory “new patient” polaroid. I wanted to run at them screaming “RUN, QUICK, SAVE YOURSELVES!!!” But I was too tired, and really, do I want to be the bitchy infertile? As I walked in, the receptionist gave me a smiley “Hi Statia” as we came in, all chummy like. Because that’s what I want. To be the seasoned infertile that has been there so many times, I’m now well known. I will say that the nurses and receptionists have been much nicer so far, but I’m not holding my breath for this to be a long term occurance.

Please fasten your seat belts and keep all arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times. However, when feeling frustrated, it’s ok to stick your head out. Sometimes, being decapitated feels like much more fun than this.


DD May 9, 2006 at 5:02 pm

They take a polaroid? God, my before and after pictures would be enough to send anyone screaming into the hills.

FETs are great due to really not having to do anything. IVF Lite is what I’ve called it.

Linda May 9, 2006 at 5:09 pm

Well, at least the meester is probably somewhat comforted, in this FET cycle, by the fact that he won’t have to face the “rub one off” room with its decrepit VCR and crappy selection of porn. ;-) Hang in there. Maybe we’ll pass in the waiting room one day and then imagine the fun we could have with the staff. >:)

Solonor May 9, 2006 at 5:41 pm

A polaroid? What is this? A fricking Saturn dealership? Do they call all the staff over after you’ve been “processed” and give you a big “hip hip hooray” sendoff? ‘cuz that would rock…

stinkerbell May 10, 2006 at 1:24 am

hang in there, and know that we are thinking positive thoughts for you.

thalia May 10, 2006 at 2:05 am

Sorry that you are feeling so jaded. I hope that you’ll get some sense of momentum (you used a train metaphor, after all!) that will give you a bit of energy back. Good luck, my dear.

geeky May 10, 2006 at 6:05 am

go eggs go!

Darren May 10, 2006 at 6:44 am

Sending positive thoughts and vibes your way.

No way would I get a polaroid taken.

Jenny May 10, 2006 at 8:53 am

you are joking about the polariod thing right? It’s only the clip boards that give away the newbies in my office.

I don’t let my Sims get pg anymore. They just make woohoo and adopt, it’s more realistic that way.

Donna May 10, 2006 at 12:56 pm

OMG, the polaroid thing made me spit coffee all over my keyboard. A Saturn dealership — good one Solonor!

Deltus May 10, 2006 at 2:28 pm

Oh My God, Linda, I remember The Jerk-Off Room. Horrid place.

So, what kinda gear you got now, Statia? Specs and details, please.

Amyesq May 10, 2006 at 2:56 pm

God, isn’t that sad? You wanna be like “aww, how cute and full of hope they look.” And the take your shoe and crush them like bugs because you know that such an end is preferable to their impending fate.

Dude, only the cheeriest thoughts from me to send you on to your next cycle! Seriously, though. Good luck.

Chris May 10, 2006 at 5:06 pm

I’m crossing fingers, toes, and all kinds of other shit you don’t want to know about. I really hope for the best for you guys.

Tonya May 10, 2006 at 9:06 pm

Rooting for you! (And need to ask, what version of the Sims are you playing?)

Lola Badeggs May 11, 2006 at 4:55 am

Sure, you want to be where everybody knows your womb.

I hope the FET is a resounding success.

robyn May 11, 2006 at 5:32 am

We haven’t talked in far too long – I didn’t realize you were doing take 2 so quickly. Thinking of you… Drop me a line when you can, ok? I miss ya’!

SJW May 11, 2006 at 8:22 am

I think you need a vacation to Seattle… a change of scenery… a view of life from a different angle.

Beth May 11, 2006 at 7:25 pm

Glad you are enjoying that new graphics card – fellow Sims addict here.

I am excited to hear that you are getting things situated for your upcoming FET and I hope its overwhelmingly successful.

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