Hi everyone, thanks for your kind words and wishes on my ordeal yesterday. I shared with you the series of events, but not my feelings on the matter. I’ll sum it up in one word.
I am angry beyond belief that I am being required to get these tests done, and that the RE didn’t tell me to get them done 3 MONTHS ago when we saw her. She didn’t even apologize. Refused to even admit that she didn’t tell me to get them done. It isn’t worth my time or effort to argue that issue, so I let it go. We thought we had done everything right and on time and then this gets thrown at us. Sure fire way to upset, stress, and freak out a needlephobe? Surprise her with mandatory blood work. Not only that, but mandatory UNNECESSARY blood work. But that’s a whole separate issue.
I am feeling much saner today, although still freaking out about the blood draw. I’m so relieved that I won’t have to face it alone. Strawberry and I will share a nice lunch then go to the lab together. And I will ask to lay down this time. I will have chocolate ready and waiting for when I’m done.
As expected, had an almost positive OPK at 9:30 pm last night and a positive a 7am this morning, so it looks like the timing will be fine with the Saturday morning IUI. I am resigned and fairly calm, but really, I think this month will end up being a practice run.