Sunday, 3 July 2011

Traveling With Needles

I woke up feeling achy today. Like that feeling you get when you have a fever. I think it may be the lupron finally kicking in. Still no crazy to speak of,,,, but the hubby is home now so he may have a different opinion on that : ) .

Speaking of the hubby, he's back from his whirlwind series of business trips. Yay!! Even better, he is on vacation for the next two weeks! That's right boys and girls, I said two weeks. One of the things we love the most about living here in England is that taking two weeks off is considered pretty standard. Employers do not "frown upon" it as most people do it. It's normal here. I'm sure all my fellow Americans will be able to relate to how awesome this is since back in the US you get one week and that's it. If you want to take two together you usually have to have a really good reason and get special approval.

I'm not sure the hubby has kicked into "vacation mode" just yet. He didn't get home until yesterday afternoon and even this morning he still seems quiet and a bit on edge. But I give it another day or two and then I will have my happy, smiley, vacation hubby! I really like that guy!!

We will be staying here for a few days so the hubby can get into full vacation mode and then we're off to Spain! Woo Hoo!! I am soooooo looking forward to it. This will not be our usual sightseeing and tours kind of holiday though. We've booked a place where we can sleep late, lay by the pool, and get spa treatments. This is definitely a lazy holiday. Just what the doctor ordered.

Speaking of doctors, I must remember to bring my prescription that says I can travel with needles and medications. That's right,,,, in addition to all the relaxing and massages I still have to inject myself. I don't get a vacation from IVF. But no complaints, I think a relaxing week away will put me in the right frame of mind for the embryo transfer. Plus I will be doing my injections in the comfort of a 5-star resort in Spain!

*I just re-read and noticed that I used the terms vacation and holiday interchangeably. Hilarious!! One of the side effects of having lived here in the UK for almost six years is that I often mix up UK and US terminology. I have gotten to the point where I forget which is which sometimes. I'm sure my fellow expats can relate to this!


  1. I am extremely jealous.
    Enjoy enjoy enjoy!!

  2. Travelled oodles with the stuff. Airport security was fine with it, so long as I pulled it out and showed them before the xray scanner. The fridge stuff can't go into the airplane fridge but they were always very nice about getting me an ice bucket and I just kept the bag in a towel next to the ice. Worked like a charm. Except for the part where I never got pregnant. Oh well. :-) xx

  3. WOW! Sounds like an awesome vacation!!! So excited for you! I hope you get lots of relaxing in and enjoy your time despite the shots :) Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

  4. Have a great time! I've also traveled with needles and meds and was never asked about them.

  5. Enjoy your time in Spain. Sounds like it will be lovely.

  6. You're going to SPAIN?! Enjoy & stay focused on the positive. ;o)

  7. Wow, that sounds like a great vacation! I hate when my husband has to travel for work, it's the pits.

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  8. Well IVF prep isn't fun but I guess you can't beat doing it in Spain! Have a great time.

  9. Spain and needles.... ahhh......