Friday, July 1, 2011

Peru, baby!

No, I have no baby.  You're the baby!  We're headed for Peru in October to do a 13-day, 60 mile hike.  Do we ever take relaxing vacations?, NO!  What's the point of laying on the beach?  We read about this trip in the NY.T.imes are we wired the money yesterday.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I'm thrilled and excited to be doing it.

In other news, I saw the RE today.  I don't know why I put it off.  She was very nice, pragmatic, accommodating.  I give her my entire history and said, "diagnose me."  She stressed that getting pregnant is never a sure thing even for a couple, both 25 with normal fertility.  She said it could be my age, my husband's age, a combination of the two, or just plain bad luck.

I told her about what we're not doing (Clomid, IVF, the thing opposite a perforated condom) and she said that's no problem, we could do injectables with monitoring and sex or maybe GIFT.  My husband would balk at the cost of the latter (and I would to, really.)  And with the monitoring, we'd need to use a local radiologist since the doctor agrees that driving down to L..A... for that is stressful and unnecessary.

So, with this trip to Peru, I'm happily putting off any conception attempts.  What a nice break all summer to look forward to the big trip and not have to focus on fertility.  [Slow, deep breath]


  1. Wow! Everybody I know in my company that has been to Peru loved it and particualarily the food considered by a lot of people to be the best in Latin America. Its a mix of Asian, Incan and Spanish and its amazing .This is a trip I would love love to make!

  2. We went to Peru for our honeymoon and had a great time! We didn't do the hike, we took the 1.5 hour train (it was our honeymoon after all) and still had a great time. Actually my husband just unpacked all the hotel stuff from where we stayed all over Peru so if you want any more details, I'd be happy to give you hotel recommendations. It will be fun to do the hike though!