2.19.2009

And speaking of best used dates...

Food isn't the only thing that comes with a deadline.

With a limited number of eggs in their proverbial baskets, women have a predetermined expiration date for fertility. So it seems only natural that, after a very ripe 41-years, the best of my "best used by" years are behind me. But am I facing expiration?

What I am trying to say is the time has come for me to get a handle on my biological ticker, or at least some of its more important parts.

Friday, I'm going in to the clinic for a minor procedure to find out whether my basket has seen better days. After two miscarriages, it seems prudent to understand if there is something physically preventing me from carrying a pregnancy to term before ever considering the possibility of trying again.

Figuratively speaking, I am not keeping all of my eggs in this basket. If something is discovered, I'm prepared to weigh the options. But still, would you mind keeping your fingers crossed for a positive outcome?

19 comments:

Dan-E said...

i'll even cross my eyes if you think that'll help. in all seriousness, good luck.

tqe / Adam said...

everything is crossed at my end.

oreneta said...

Done.

Anonymous said...

I am a very new reader. I am only in 10/06.

In your blog of 10/13/06 you have a pic of your sister taking your pic (you had a white t-shirt on).

OMG, for the side view of YOU, YOU look just like me (hair and all).

Hub freaked thought it was me lol.

XO
Linda

fiona said...

All crossed in California!
Hugs x

kenju said...

I've crossed my fingers, toes, legs and eyes!! Hope you get good news.

Ann said...

I'll cross all my fingers and toes! (And after too much wine, my eyes too ;-> )
I'll be thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

I am still catching up..

Not only do you look like me from the side, Max went to Mercy General in Sacto (I was born there).

Sorry, I haven't read posts beyond that yet but I see people are saying thinking of you. Hope all is OK.

XO,
Linda

Sizzle said...

Totally thinking good thoughts!

Jill said...

Consider it done.

Connie said...

Proceeding to cross everything! Best wishes and prayers too.

Dallas said...

Crossing my fingers and toes...

Yelli said...

Sending good vibes your way babe! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Cairo Typ0 said...

All my eyes, fingers, arms, toes, and legs crossed for you. ***hugs***

A Touch of Dutch said...

Also got my fingers crossed for you! :-)

Cheryl said...

Of course they are crossed! As much as they can be :)

AmyB said...

I'll keep my fingers AND toes crossed (and so far, I only have ten of each, despite the fact that I agree with Max on the "best by" date on canned food). :o)

jaded said...

like you have to ask.

gemma said...

Everything's crossed here and I'm almost always cross lately...I even said a prayer or two for you two. Hope all goes well.