The plethora of birthday wishes and fist punches on my behalf for getting the time off work helped me get through the day I turned 35 - when, if the media are to be believed, my eggs were busy staging a Wako-style mass suicide.
But down to the business of responding:
Mick said in reference to this post:
- Did only I notice the 'blow jobs' part?"
To be fair, he was the first, and it was a bit of a relief that someone noticed it as a joke. Obviously any blow jobs the husband gets are purely consensual (although I'm guessing here - I'm never around at the time).
Thalia, wise woman that she is, offered a note of caution:
- I'll be controversial and say of course they won't fire you for asking, but also that this was totally not the right option for me (of course it may be for you). I have a very full on, high stresss job, and I took 3 weeks off for my first cycle. It was dreadful. I sat at home twiddling my thumbs, waiting for the clinic to call. I obsessed about every little twinge and pull. And of course that cycle didn't work (and to be clear, I'm sure the leave neither made it fail nor made it more likely to succeed). So if you do take time off, do make sure you have some fun things planned for it - just being at home is likely to be not so great.
And one of the most random recent comments, by Anonymous:
Not a dumb question at all. Yes, I was named Elizabeth. Not as far as I am aware after the Queen.