I get asked a lot “What exactly do you do? You are always so busy, either on the phone, answering emails or talking to clinics or agencies.
Here’s what I did in the month of October:
We reached out and answered about 350 telephone calls regarding clinics, agencies, protocols, donor related questions, about the egg donation process.
We followed 19 pregnant women, called performing well checks, and we welcomed 5 babies into the fold!
We read and responded to over 1000 forum messages, and are you ready for this:
We responded to over 3800 individual emails for the month from Mom’s and Dad’s all over the globe who were needing support, information, and help regarding egg donation!
My day typically begins between five and six in the morning when the East Coast calls begin to roll in, I bring my email up to see what’s filtered in from across the pond overnight, check our forum, put out any fires, and continue on with my day planning, or completing various PVED projects.
I may speak to a clinic or an agency in the morning, and tucked in between clinic conversations are emails, calls from parents, and I may throw together dinner in the crock pot or throw a load of laundry in the washer (I do work from home after all), or attend a telephone conference.
Afternoons are almost always reserved for meetings and conversations with parents, – as that’s when folks usually either make time on their lunch to call, or the East Coast is getting home from work, in the privacy of their own homes and may need help with or encouragement with egg donor selection.
I take a few hours off in the early evening to spend time with my family catching up, running errands, and having dinner –and oh yes, putting away the laundry from earlier in my day. Once the family is settled for the night I begin to return the many emails and forum messages from the day, sometimes I even make a few telephone calls across the pond to our friends in Europe who are just getting up as my day is ending.
And then I go to bed and get up the next day and do it all again. And yes, I love what I am doing, I can’t imagine doing anything else — some months are busier than others — October was a fairly typical month.