Testing, Testing, Testing, Got to Keep on Testing…

Testing time has rolled around once more, and we’re diving head first towards the next tww.

It’s been a bit more frustrating than usual this week, K had her first blood test on Thursday, then skipped Friday because she was out of town on a course, then tested again yesterday (saturday). Yesterday afternoon they called and said she didn’t need to test again until Monday and got awfully snippy with her when she asked why not.

See, in the other months we have always tested every day and inseminated about the 3rd or 4th day of testing, so to all of a sudden be told she didn’t need to test on the 4th day was a bit of a shock. The nurse that phoned said that they don’t test every day until her estrogen level is over 400 (i think that was the level). Now this was the first that we’ve heard of that, hasn’t been mentioned to us before AT ALL, and to have been told like that with a tone that suggested that she didn’t think she owed us any explanation at all and we should just take her word for gospel (hello – never mind the thousands of dollars we’ve spent with your clinic only to end up with even the most basic of communications leaving much to be desired).

So – K does another blood test tomorrow morning and we’re hoping like hell that they know what they’re doing. I mean, they’re the experts so I’m sure it is all above board and normal but it is so different to how the other 3 cycles have gone it’s thrown us a bit and it was a bit disappointing to not get a decent, or even polite, explanation.

*deep breath* ok vent done!

We’ve been pretty busy the last couple of weeks including K going on school camp and coming back to find that puppy Tai had to spend a couple of days at the vets after getting into some ibuprofen. She’s fine now and I got her to the vet early enough that she didn’t actually have any symptoms of anything but it was more than a bit scary.

And it looks like the next couple of weeks might be pretty busy too with a few things on our plates and possibly some big decisions to be made.

So roll on tomorrow’s test, and roll on the next (and last unmedicated) IUI, and the next tww.. and who knows – hopefully our first BFP.

Here’s to positive thinking!


About Tui

30-something kiwi-lesbian-stay at home-Mama, raising our toddler son with my wife, two cats and one dog.
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One Response to Testing, Testing, Testing, Got to Keep on Testing…

  1. Travelher says:

    Happy Birthday fellow Gemini!
    We are in the middle of testing as well.
    It’s stressful when the testing isn’t going the same way as you’ve predicted, isn’t it? I know!

    Good Luck, it sounds like we *might* be on the same TWW…

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