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Saturday, 18 February 2012

da da dum....

key the ominous music.

Today is my birthday! Happy Birthday to me! I have now hit that age where every appointment I have is going to be cursed with the prefunctory age comments.

Today I am 35. No longer am I considered to be within safe, baby-making age limits.

We all know that 35 is the magic age where your chances to conceive drop, and your chances of complications and birth defects go up.

I hate getting older! My cousin said that last year she went to the fertility clinic one month before her birthday and nothing was said, then a month later, two days after her 40th, they started telling her all the horrors of TTC after 40. She just laughed and said if the horrors weren't there for the past month, then why bring them up now.

Yesterday I had a day of medicals. We managed to pack six appointments into one day - chiro, dentist, and GP for me; optometrist, dentist, and GP for hubby. This is what I got out of them...

1. Chiro really does help my back problems, and I really shouldn't wait four months between appointments (my chiro was on mat leave, so I just didn't bother going to anyone else).
2. I still hate going to the dentist. Actually, it's the dental hygienists that I hate! This one had zero sympathy - at one point I was shaking and actually had tears rolling down my face and she wouldn't stop for a few seconds for me to calm down. I have a bad history with dental procedures. I did really like the dentist - he was very nice (and actually cute too), but I still hate trips to the dentist. I have to go back in three weeks to get a few fillings - not impressed. We're going to try to do it without freezing because I don't take freezing well and those needles hurt worse than the drilling. He said if I was willing to try, he was. Frankly, if I can handle an endometrial biopsy without medication, then a filling should be a breeze.
3. my GP is awesome, but really willing to do anything without question. She just wrote a bunch of prescriptions for me and sent me for a bunch of tests - so that's the plan for later this week, to get those done. Hopefully we find something so that this exhaustion goes away.

So, I got a lot done yesterday and then went shopping today... bought way too much, but hey, it's my birthday so it's ok... right??

3 comments:

Sunflower

Happy Birthday to you! Wishing you a great year ahead.

How I wish I was 35 again - that was soooo long ago for me.

M

Reaching the 35 year mark is scary, especially when you're ttc. But the good news is that you're in very good company. ;)

I hope this ends up being your best year yet. May all your birthday wishes come true!

Evelyn

Unfortunately I didn't know the age 35 thing until I was 40. I think I'm clueless.

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