Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Prime number

When I first heard the number, my thoughts didn't immediately leap to "no way" or "whew." Instead, for a few seconds, all I could think of was that it was a prime number.

The surgery was as fine as a surgery can be, though getting there took 1:45 due to a monster accident on the Bay Bridge (luckily, to humor Jeff, we left 45 minutes early--he is a three-hours-before-the-flight kind of fellow--so we were only a half-hour late). Strangely, I still feel fine. I feel finer than fine; in fact, I feel great. I think the anesthesia has not completely worn off, as I was told to expect some "significant" swelling and pain. Because of the prime number, which obviously isn't four, recovery should be more difficult than last time.

Jeff bought me peaches and pluots and cherries, priced beyond rubies, at the nearby natural foods store. He also bought an apple pie, St. Ager blue cheese, good bread and the makings for a spectacular patty melt, which he will cook up for me tomorrow. Right now, a feast of spanikopita, babaghannouj, pita and lemon-chicken soup is before me on the bed, but I have to pee before I eat and can't get into the bathroom as the wonderful cleaning people are here, scrubbing the shower doors.

I could meander for some time, but I have a feeling that my grade-a prime sense of anesthetized well-being might translate to a gaseously windy post, and I realize I still haven't communicated the one solid piece of information I intended to tell you:

17.

So, there it is.

Whew.

33 Comments:

Anonymous Jen said...

Oh, sweetie--what a PRIME number, indeed! So very glad this one went so much better, and saying lots of whispered hopes and prayers that your numbers in the days to come are equally sweet.

So glad to know Jeff is pulling his weight in the food department. I hope you don't mind one more for dinner? (C'mon, your house is clean, right?)

I hope your anasthesia eases off kindly, and that you're able to get some well-deserved rest. Just so happy for you!

2:17 PM  
Anonymous deborah said...

Well done, Bugs, well done! Positively thrilled that you're off to such an impressive start.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Mudbug said...

So very happy that things have gone so well! And I'm dying at the thought of that delicious blue cheese. Do you ever deserve some good food right about now.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous! What a most excellent number. So happy for you.
~Donna

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Leggy said...

Excellent- I am so excited for you. When is transfer date?

3:24 PM  
Anonymous amanda said...

Woo hoo!!! Congrats on the 17! Fingers crossed for a great fertilization rate.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Emma Jane said...

Wow! That's utterly terrific!

3:32 PM  
Blogger Cass said...

WOO HOO! That's a fantastic number. And I'm glad to hear that Jeff is taking such good care of you, though of course I'd expect nothing less from him. Rest up, and we'll all be thinking nice, strong, healthy fertilization and embryo thoughts for you!

3:33 PM  
Blogger Anna H. said...

What a beautiful number! So happy for you, dear Bugs.

xxoo

ps. That feast sounds amazing! That boy looooves you.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

That's an incredible number! Congratulations!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a lovely number 17. Take it easy and it sounds like Jeff is doing a wonderful job taking care of you. Your menu sound dreamy!

Julie

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Jen-Again said...

Here is my wish...that prime takes on some of its other meanings as well:

3 : the most active, thriving, or successful stage or period
4 : the chief or best individual or part :

and that this turns into an active, thriving, successful stage made of the best parts.

5:12 PM  
Blogger chris said...

Whew indeed.

And getting the house cleaned too? You are a goddess.

Good luck.

5:24 PM  
Blogger K said...

17 is great!

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

17 is a wonderful number! Wonderful indeed.

xxoo,
Emily

5:31 PM  
Blogger amyesq said...

Holy Cow! That is wonderful! My face paint worked. Please please please check in with the fert report when you can.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous T said...

Wow, that's tremendous - great news!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

That is so wonderful!! I couldn't be happier for you. Please know that I am thinking of you--and wait patiently for an update.

Best,

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Molly said...

17! 17! That is so awesome!!

6:31 PM  
Blogger cda2 said...

Exellent! Good luck!

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Menita said...

17 is most excellent fantabulous greatness!!! Well done!!! OK, fingers achingly crossed for what's to come!

9:32 PM  
Blogger persephone said...

way to go bugs!

here's hoping this cycle is different from the last in ALL possible good ways.

12:11 AM  
Anonymous Brenda said...

That is a perfect number! Keeping fingers crossed for great fertilization rate!

5:05 AM  
Blogger steph said...

Yay for you! It's just bright and shiny news all around, and I am so happy for you. Happy and a little jealous, for the bleu cheese sounds divine. Rest up, and I can't wait for fert news!

6:18 AM  
Blogger Claudia said...

Fantastic! Can't wait to hear the fertilization report, hope your recovery from the anesthesia is easy and smooth. I'm happy for you!

6:39 AM  
Blogger LizziePea said...

Yee-freakin-ha! That is marvy. I am now hungry...will be watching and waiting

8:18 AM  
Blogger HomeFireBlue said...

Brilliant! I am SO happy for you!

Now what the heck is sapanniblag? ... erm ... spanniBaba? ...uh, dang, that stuff you were eating.

-Blue

8:24 AM  
Blogger Mellie said...

I'm so thrilled with the news! Hooray Hooray!

8:29 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

17 is a great number. It is prime in so many ways.

Good luck to you Bugs. I will be thinking of you.

8:32 AM  
Blogger The Lioness said...

They like the number so I do as well! *claps happily and ignorantly*

Seriously, YEY! And I don't even KNOW half the foods you mentioned, pics please! You can lift your finger and click right? Feed me vicariously, am envious!

Loads and loads of good luck Bugsie, hugs!

11:15 AM  
Anonymous alex said...

The food sounds wonerful....

Oh..I am here for the egg number sorry ...YEAHHHHH!!!!!! Calming down because there are a few more hurdles but I am so happy for you to be here.

Keeping fingers crossed, thinkin of yummy food, and sperm and eggs.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Millie said...

I'm a big fan of prime numbers in general and now yours in particular.

What a fine, fine number.

Wishing you loads of luck and more good fruit.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great article about primes!
Well done!

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The Number Empire

5:37 PM  

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