Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Peesticks for everyone!

Just to let those you are in the ttc game - they really should have a board version to play during a 2 ww (for the low, low cost of $1000 or free with your 2nd IVF) - http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/. I've been reading about you poor souls who have been spending a fortune on pee sticks or OPK's (gosh, aren't they so expensive!!! and you always use more than you think you will). The Canadians in particular. I did the same thing until I found out my old acupuncture clinic was branching out (ka-ching) with a fertility store that had really cheap pee sticks that they got from the above mentioned supplier. I couldn't bare to drive over there with my pennies in hand, so I reluctantly ordered on-line. I figured if they trusted them, I could as well. I know, I know, one tends to trust those slick TV ads when we are pursuing the elusive pink line or blue cross or whatever, we want accuracy. So I found a site that compared all the pregnancy tests and at how much Hcg it took to trigger a positive, etc. They're basically all the same, though. And seeing as how I never believed my lying eyes, I would always use a second one. Let's face it, we've all heard of the negative one day, positive the next! I finally decided on my last attempt to buy a bunch online, about 80 cents more for the Clearplan lookalikes. I think it cost me about $20 for 12 of them or something like that. It took about 2 weeks (another 2 week wait) to get them across the border (they must have looked like weapons of mass destruction in the x-ray), but I did get them and their customer service did reply to me right away. They come in a plain padded envelope, so your nosy postie or neighbours won't know what it is.

Alas, they didn't bring me any luck, but they were so inexpensive I just gave them to my friend and I hope they give her the pink line of her desires.

4 comments:

chicklet said...

Lol, so I USED to buy in bulk like this, cuz yea - so cheap - and then I stopped cuz it was just too tempting having them around. Now if I have to spend the 10 bucks, it makes me really really think about it. So my motivation in wasting money is... well... kinda f*d up;-)

annacyclopedia said...

Thanks so much for this - I've already ordered and I'm pretty stoked. Hopefully my first order is all I will need, but we all know it doesn't always turn out that way. I even feel way better using my expensive ones for this cycle knowing I don't have to spend another $50 next month when it will actually count!

Portraits in Sepia said...

I have some left overs if anyone needs them. A board game for the 2ww wait is a GREAT idea.

shinejil said...

Thanks for the tip, Dstar. I'm too much of a coward to POAS. Isn't that silly?

I figure I'm doing everything I should to support a pg and there's nothing anyone can do for me at that phase anyway, should something go wrong, so why not wait for my period?

I know, I'm a glutton for punishment. I just can't stand the one line...