Lucky for me, my buddy Gaia (forgot to ask if I can use her name) is free for the festival this week. Yay! Look forward to lots of phallic photos early next week...mwahahaha.
Speaking of fertility...in the midst of the Plague last week, Josh and I had our first appointment with a gynecologist to start sorting out our pregnancy problem. It was tough to talk to a doctor about anything besides the demons screaming out of my digestive system, but we had waited months for this appointment and didn't want to let it go.
The doctor was really great; a young woman who has been in Japan about as long as we have. She ruled out a couple of things that had worried me - PCOS, or poly-cystic ovary syndrome, can prevent pregnancy but wouldn't cause repeated miscarriage, for example. We told her our story, and she walked us through a couple of possibilities. Then the lab technicians took about a gallon of my blood, and a teaspoon of Josh's, grr. I had an ultrasound as a matter of course, and we'll meet the doc again at the end of April.
Fingers crossed for something simple, please. Something easily diagnosed and treated, and a baby in 2010.