When the doors opened, I got my appointment, offered up a vein in my left arm, and gave up some blood for Science. This test has something to do with the result of my first blood test (where I was a newbie and was 27th in line, didn't drink enough water, etc.) which showed high estradiol levels.
Anyway, what is significant about this appointment is that it is the Last of the bloodwork and tests requested by Dr. Cotter last month. My Fertility Binder has no more requisition forms in it! Of course, I know there will be plenty more for one reason or another and I will have many opportunities to utilize my new expertise on laboratories and giving blood and giving it up for Science. But still, in this long process of waiting, wondering, obsessing, and not really having insight into anything at all, I am going to celebrate The Last (for now) blood test as a sort of milestone.
Next week we go the IVF information evening, and the Monday after that is the follow up appointment with Dr. Cotter to review all the test results. More blog entries will result.
In the meantime, I've done some Spring Cleaning on torthúil:
- Under "Lifelines": Fertility Reading List is now posted: if you have suggestions for it, please leave a comment! Also, summary of our TTC journey and diagnoses
- New template! matches the rain we've been having ;-)