Monday, April 29, 2013

Day 3 Blood, You Stress Me Out!

My mom came up for a visit this weekend and it was so nice to have her here.  In addition to helping me get so much organized at my house (and shopping and eating), she came with me yesterday morning to a local hospital for my day 3 blood work.

We got to the hospital, I registered at the front desk and then we walked down to the blood lab.  We walked in and took a seat in the waiting room.  Just my luck, an episode of Friends was on the TV.  Great, right?  Wrong... this was the episode where Monica and Chandler's surrogate gave birth to their twins.  Seriously?!  I can't escape pregnancies.  They are EVERYWHERE... except in MY uterus!  Anyway, I digress... I placed my shipping kit on the seat next to me (I brought the entire kit just in case... what if the Phlebotomist wanted/needed to see it??) and waited my turn.  Blood draws don't bother me in the least at this point...  A quick pinch and a few moments later I was done...
I walked back into the waiting room and did just that... waited... with my mom for my blood to clot so that it could be spun.  Twenty or thirty minutes later, and after a few selfies (please disregard our appearance... we woke up to a water main break at the end of my street and weren't able to shower - don't worry, we brushed our teeth with bottled water, though!), we were ready to go... with my vial of blood (er, plasma?) in hand.  Honestly, if someone had told me a couple of years ago that I'd be driving around with my endometrial lining and then my blood (plasma?) only a week later, in my front seat, I'd have laughed at them...  But, this is my life.  Ugh.
When we got home, I put my blood (is it blood at this point, or just plasma?!  Mom, please help here!) in the freezer and then got to stressing out about actually shipping it to CCRM.  Day 3 blood is stressful!  My plan is to leave work early today so that I can be sure to get home in time to package everything up in the shipping kit (which sounds much easier than I'm sure it will be...) and make it to FedEx prior to their last pick up at 6 p.m.  Wow, I'm stressed!  Wish me luck...

...And please pray for good results.  I'll just die if my FSH result comes back higher than my highest-ever of 18.6.

18 comments:

the blogivers said...

I am choosing to believe the Friends episode was a GOOD sign rather than a "in your face" sign :) Praying as always!

Suzanne said...

You and your mom are adorable!! Holy cow, that blood process sounds, er, like a pain in the ass?!?! LOL. I am hoping and praying that your FSH is much lower this time around. I didn't realize ours were so close. My high was 18.5. Damn you FSH. Fingers and toes crossed for great results!!

Team Harries said...

how sweet that your mom went with you! Hope the shipping process goes smoothly! And praying for a normal range FSH!!!

Amanda said...

Umm, that is stressful... I guess the alternative is to always have your ODWU on day three, which would also be exceptionally stressful. Sorry, girl! Hopeful that you've got great news coming to you soon!

Laura said...

Wow, this has certainly been quite the ordeal for you so far! That is so great that your mom was able to come with you though, somehow moms just make everything better!! And you guys still look great considering the lack of a shower that morning.

I'm praying for good news with the blood/plasma (I don't know either lol)results! :)

Erika said...

Those FedEx workers just never know what kind of things they're dealing with, do they?! Praying all the details get worked out and good results come back!

rainbeforerainbow said...

Such cute pics of you & your mom! I hate waiting for test results. I hope yours surprise you in a good way :)

Risa said...

Ha ha I never get sick of the word selfie! Love the pictures! That sounds stressful. Maybe I am new to all this, but I have never heard of shipping your own lab work. :)

Mary said...

Thanks for posting such a lovely picture of me NOT!!! And yes as your Mom and your personal nurse, after you spin the blood and they take out the red blood cells you are left with the yellowish liquid, that is plasma. Hope shipping went well. Thanks for a fun weekend, even without water. Hope shipping went ok. 143 xoxo Mom

Emily said...

Praying for awesome results lower than your lowest FSH. How about that??? :)

So glad you have your mom around to be there with you. Ya'll are too cute together!

kharini said...

Fingers crossed those results come back good. CCRM are fast at giving the results, so you won't have to wait much longer. Everything regarding IF is stressful isn't it? Well, you are done with one part of it now. Good job!

BTW, you and your mom look so alike!! Cute pictures!

Lya said...

That is quite something you have to organize to get your testing completed at CCRM. Glad you had your mom there to support you. The two of you are so adorable, than you for sharing the pictures.

Fingers crossed that you get some good results!!!!

Sarah Ish said...

GOOD LUCK AUBREY!
WE ARE THINKING OF YOU!

Aramis said...

That's a lot to do! I am sending lots of positive thoughts for your bloodwork.

JoJo said...

Sorry you are going through all this stress but I am glad your mom was there by your side. Moms do make everything better. You definitely look a lot like your mom.

nogoodeggs said...

all this tissue shipping sounds stressful! wishing you good luck for the package and, of course, the results!

Amber said...

You and your mom are simply adorable. I would have never known you didn't shower because you look gorgeous. Anyway, so nice that your mom was able to be there with you. Hope you got everything shipped off without a hitch and you get good results.

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