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.
Look at it this way – the RE can’t surprise you with blood work if you need to go back again 🙂 Good luck with the needle – I’m about as bad as you are and I completely understand. *hugs*
How could you not be livid? I hope this is not a practice run, and I hope your chocolate is a good reward today after the needle.
i too hope you can look back on this “practice run” stuff and laugh in two weeks! best of luck with the sticking and the implantation.
Ugh! That is so awful, Nutella. I didn’t read yesterday — I’ve kind of been in a frenzy while getting ready for my own doctor’s appointment today (which concluded virtually nothing, hoorays).
I’m sorry you had to go through with that! I’ll be thinking happy, fuzzy, non-needly thoughts for you. ❤
It’s a good week to be mad at medical professionals! I see no reason that this month should be anything but success. I reject your practice run declaration! Go make a baby!
I’ve decided to allow myself the first FEW months as practice runs!
Do not pass go….get thee to Dr. S. I keep hearing the same reactions to various doctors (and your current one in particular), but you will notice that there are nothing but glowing reviews and take home babies from the office of Dr. S.
If you are taking your temp you will know tomorrow AM if you are too late. I’m just saying. Plus, everyone must have the STD tests, so it’s not a comment on your relative risk.
Um a practice run at 1K a pop?? Just asking. If you are not sure of timing, if you are stressed, if you are not positive that all signs point to go then why waste a vial on a probably not?
MM- We are most definitely not doing this with unsure timing. By chance, it actually works out better doing it Saturday morning (thankfully!).
We are giving our current doctor a try and will have no qualms about switching if unnecessary stress continues to happen. I was thisclose to have wanted to switch, but I’d like to give it a go first…and since we’re doing a Sat. insem at the primary office, our doctor might not even be doing the first insem….we’ll find out shortly!
That is a lot of unnecessary last minute stress, so sorry! I did not have to the the STD blood tests at my RE Fertility Center. Strange that certain places have your test and other places do not.
Well, the bright side is that you didn’t miss your place in line at the DMV!