Clove’s Training and Fertility Treatment Log: Weeks 3 & 4, Cycle Four

We’re a little under two weeks from a big sea change here; I’ll either be miraculously pregnant, or I’ll be training for Burning River.  The biggest change this week has been the shift in my mindset; I feel as if I’ve turned the corner from hoping and praying and moved on to envisioning a day at Burning River.  In many ways, I feel as if I’m just waiting out these more » Read more

Clove’s Training and Fertility Treatment Log: Week 1, Cycle Four

The results are in – in the title, that is.  Week 1, Cycle Four, otherwise known as “An Introduction to Nun Piss and the Part Where Sh*t Gets Serious.” But more on that later. Related PostsUnfinished Business: Another Dear Santa Letter Clove’s Training and Fertility Treatment Log: Week 2, Cycle One Clove’s Other Challenge: Attacking Infertility, One Last Time Running Infertile: Two Steps Forward, 100 Steps Back Clove’s Training and more » Read more

Clove’s Training and Fertility Treatment Log: Weeks 3 – 5, Cycle Three

Salty readers, it has been a crazy busy few weeks for the Clove-ster.  Nothing bad, just a lot of work, travel for work, running around and general malaise from the treatments. While I got a little behind in posting my logs, I was indeed still jotting them down.  Cycle three went much better than cycle two, both on a day to day basis and in terms of anticipated success, but more » Read more

Clove’s Training and Fertility Treatment Log: Week 2, Cycle Three

This week was still a mixed bag in Clove-land.  I had some really fantastic experiences that I’m fired up about, but I also had some difficult stuff going on that really caused some emotional turmoil.  The treatment cycle has kind of gotten buried beneath all of that, but perhaps that’s a mixed blessing too.I was due to pace the 5:00 group at the Eugene Marathon, and it ended up fitting into more » Read more

Clove’s Training and Fertility Treatment Log: Week 1, Cycle Three

I can’t bring myself to any build-up or false expressions of hope right now.  Cycle Two was unsuccessful and we are not pregnant.  In light of the events I witnessed in Boston this week, this is the least of my concerns.  I would love to tell our readers, and perhaps even myself, that I am still disappointed, but in the more than three years we have been trying to conceive, I more » Read more

Clove’s Training and Fertility Treatment Log: Week 4, Cycle Two

This particular week started icky, got way better, and then went back down the tubes with a wicked bout of PMS on Friday.  And when I say wicked, I mean wicked.  It was the kind of PMS where you know you’re being a (rhymes with witch), but no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to stop yourself.  And the carbs – oh, the carbs.  When I wasn’t thinking more » Read more

Clove’s Training and Fertility Treatment Log: Week 3, Cycle Two

I realize that my week 3 log and report is coming directly on the heels of week two, but there was a lot going on in week two – and immediately thereafter, when I should have been doing my report. So this week was a bit less eventful – eventually.  It got off to a rough, then rougher start before fading into a more even keel by week’s end.  Running more » Read more

Clove’s Training and Fertility Treatment Log: Week 2, Cycle Two

Sheer and utter frustration.  That would sum up this one. Saturday, March 23:  19 easy road miles.  I actually meant to run with my neighborhood group, but was having misgivings since the follicles were growing so slowly.  Kind of felt like I should just be lying on the couch growing follicles.  But then my friend Scott said he was only doing part of the hard run, so that sounded like more » Read more

Clove’s Training and Fertility Treatment Log: Week 1, Cycle Two

This week was a mixed bag.  Amazing running in the Death Valley desert, but disappointment at last week’s events and the way cycle two is going.  Just like we promised ourselves that we would treat the first month as a “practice round” so we didn’t get too disappointed, we are now reminding ourselves of how incredibly unlikely it is that we’ll get pregnant two months in a row.  This is more » Read more

Clove’s Training and Fertility Treatment Log: Week 4, Cycle One

Grrrrr.  That would sum up this week, though it appears to be on an upswing. As soon as I started feeling better from the symptoms of the hcg shot, I got that cold.  As soon as the cold started to get a bit better, I found out I was going to have to do a “booster” shot of hcg.  The cold got worse again before it got better, I had more » Read more