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The ongoing search for BFPs now leads the BESH to the barren polar wastes, in the footsteps of Scott, Shackleton and Franklin.

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ArielThePiraticalMermaid Tue 19-Feb-13 22:35:08

Pack those reindeer sleeping bags, huskies and skis - we're off to the Antarctic to look for our BFPs. Unlike Scott, we'll eat the poniez if necessary (topical joke). Let's huddle together through the Antarctic night and we'll try not to kidnap one of the emperor penguin toddlers for our very own. Bring on blizzards, pack ice, shipwreck, attacking leopard seals, voyages across the Southern Ocean in rowing boats and hazardous traverses of South Georgia in search of rescue - just like the Shackleton expedition, NO BESH WILL BE LEFT BEHIND.

(do I win the prize for most random fred ever?)

FriendofDorothy Tue 19-Feb-13 23:31:33

Hang on... let me fish out my reindeer skin suit.

Ready... now where are the huskies?

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Wed 20-Feb-13 06:26:42

Sorry BESH. Two tests this morning (FRER and Superdrug) and both are negative.

TWinklyLittleStar Wed 20-Feb-13 06:51:52

Oh frank sad I'm sorry.

What's your chart doing now?

lovesLemonDrizzleCake Wed 20-Feb-13 07:03:54

<running off with you to the south pole packing tassles and gin spiked tea>

Sorry frank. That is crap. Was really, really hoping and expecting it to be different.

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Wed 20-Feb-13 07:16:18

That's the stupid thing. It's still up

I'm devastated. And feel stupid for getting my hopes up. I shouldn't have tried to kid myself, this kind of thing doesn't happen to me.

lovesLemonDrizzleCake Wed 20-Feb-13 07:41:52

That is weird frank. And in a way quite promising. I think something happened in there this month, but perhaps it is not strong enough to stick or you may be one of those freaky people having great difficulty getting a positive pee-stick but end up with a take home baybee in 8 months all the same.

evilgiraffe Wed 20-Feb-13 08:05:52

Oh, Frank sad

Northey Wed 20-Feb-13 08:11:47

<boards the expedition ship>

<harpoons negative test furiously>

frank, your temp is still up and there is no droid, and yesterday was very faint anyway. It genuinely could be as faif says and nothing will show up for a while longer. Or it could be a proper bastard negative, of course. But hang on for a few days and test again before writing it all off.

Northey Wed 20-Feb-13 08:12:15

Can the PESH fred be The Bay of Whales? wink

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Wed 20-Feb-13 08:17:31

Thanks everyone. I'm still at the bursting into tears stage at the moment. I've left a message at the clinic so am waiting for them to call me back. Managed to start crying halfway through the bloody message so they're bound to think I'm a nutcase.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Wed 20-Feb-13 08:20:42

<waddles in>

I'd hold on to some hope with your temp being up still Frank - it's well above the cover line, not like it's hovering just above. Stoopid pee sticks. I hope the clinic are helpful.

FriendofDorothy Wed 20-Feb-13 08:38:22

Sit tight Frank. Your temp is proper high still. Wait and see for a definite answer I reckon.

SinkyMalinks Wed 20-Feb-13 08:49:06

<passes frank some dried whale meat>

<pushes pee stick into ice chasm>

I'm now imagining an emperor penguin style besh huddle around frank. Quite rightly too.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Wed 20-Feb-13 09:06:27

Frank so sorry, love. I won't say it still might be positive because I always find that hard.

<shoves Frank into middle if huddle>

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Wed 20-Feb-13 09:06:42

Of not if

captainmoll Wed 20-Feb-13 09:08:40

<Huddles round Frank>
<plants flag in ice, claiming barren waste for queen and country>
<toasts queen and country with bloody enormous gin>

JethroTull Wed 20-Feb-13 09:56:46

Sorry Frank <shoves arse into Penguin circle>

Let us know what the clinic say.

Nice Fred btw Rie

Northey Wed 20-Feb-13 09:59:45

<waddles into huddle as well> Don't cry, lovely. Hope is such a loathsome, loathsome fucker.

EuroShagmore Wed 20-Feb-13 10:02:40

WTAF? <Bazookas pee sticks> Oops, sozzles, that was the old fred.

<Joins penguin huddle around frank>

Northey Wed 20-Feb-13 10:18:02

Mmm, nice and cosy in here, isn't it?

The clinic is currently burying four embryos in the pack ice! They technically miss the clinic's freezing quality criteria by a whisker, but I argued that I completely understood the greater chance of failure and got them to agree to freeze anyway. Just in case this one fails. I'd rather have a go at shoving some poor quality ones up there before doing the whole druggy cycle again. It's cheaper as well...

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Wed 20-Feb-13 10:26:24

Bring 'em with you Norf! I'm sure the emperor dads can be trusted to look after them.

In honour of this thread I might call you Soufy. See what I did there?

EuroShagmore Wed 20-Feb-13 10:26:53

That's great news Norfy (and very fred appropriate)!

Northey Wed 20-Feb-13 10:34:30

I want to go to the South Pole now!

<tumbles gently down a snowy slope like a polar bear (a special south pole-dwelling one>

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Wed 20-Feb-13 10:42:02

I don't know what's going on with me. The last two cycles have been 32 days. Today I am having spotting (red) on day 28. Normally I fluctuate a bit, but also normally if I get a hurty boob cycle they go down a day or so beforehand. They are still agony.

But the blood is red rather than brown. And I have womble cramps.

I'm supposed to call the clinic on day one of the cycle to organise stuff but I don't want to yet <pathetic>


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