Tuesday, May 8, 2007


This morning I went in for my CD 3 bloodwork, and per usual, I had to get stuck 3 times. Pisses me off! I always get the 'crappy' blood person, and then they bring in the 'expert' (who always manages to get my vein with no issues on the first try). She suggested I just ask for her to begin with, as she put it, 'Because I've been through so much'.

I don't really feel like I've been though all that much. Sure. It's been 2 years of TTCing. And the ectopic. But the more you talk to people, the more you realize that a huge percentage of people have gone through the same thing! Sure - I know there are people in blog land, but even in real life, I know 4 people that have gone through treatments - 2 good friends, and another 2 people that live on my street. Funny, you feel alone, and then you start talking... and you totally aren't.

Back to the CD3 stuff - I'm wondering if I'll get the results before I go to the RE on the 29th? Guess I'll just wait and find out. Everything was totally normal last time, so I'm not worried about it.

And, good news on the weight gain... looks like it was just water weight. I'm back down 2.5 pounds this morning. Hopefully, once AF finishes up, I will have lost some more weight this week. But - it is interesting to know that I gain almost 5 pounds during my period! Note to self: no stepping on the scale during AF.


Samantha said...

I do agree with the blood expert - you might as well not have to go through any more discomfort with the blood draws than you have too. Who needs that?

Good news about losing weight!

Ann said...

Once, I went in for a progesterone check on a weekend, and I fell in love--with a phlebotomist (sp?)! She did it for me like no one ever has, and no one ever will. Oh, if only every needle stick were as quick and painless as that!

Geohde said...

Sorry about Dracula having bad aim, you need an 'insert needle here' tattoo. I'm considering a permanent sodding central line at the rate I'm getting stabbed at! I'm meant to be going for *more* blood draws today too, but the slip didn't arrive in the post. I don't have time to chase it up, so I'm going to consider it a reprieve :)

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

You should definitely ask for the good phlebotemist. I wish I had that option.

Great news about the weight loss!!