This post is directed at you, Houston IVF! I love you guys with all my heart- truly I do, but I'm sensing a breakdown in communication here...
When you're going through something as time-sensitive as preparing for an IVF cycle, every day counts. I'm still waiting on lab results from the blood I had drawn on July 1. I know... chomosome testing takes time. Then why does Paul already know that he is communicable disease-free, and his chromosomes are perfectly perfect?
Perhaps it's because the lab spun a vial of my blood that shouldn't have been spun, so that one measly test couldn't be run, and Houston won't report the results until all of the results from a lab set are complete. So now I'm waiting on a call from my nurse, who is supposed to be calling my local lab to see if this test can be added to more blood I had drawn on Saturday. Unfortunately, I'm fairly certain that Saturday's lab was run at the local lab instead of being sent out to the Quest Lab (this could be my fault, but I'm going to pass the blame here). This means that the blood is most likely not available anymore, so we can't tack on one more test. It also means that Houston might not accept the results- they're fairly insistent on having all tests resulted at their lab, not my lab.
Here is where the time crunch comes into play. The labs I had drawn on Saturday must be drawn on a certain day. If we missed that narrow opportuity this month, we have to wait and have it redrawn next month. I might cry if a lab issue pushes us back another month.
I'm trying to let go of my fears and concerns about all of this. I think worrying is my insane attempt to maintain some sense of control over the situation. So, I'm trying to listen to Paul when he says, "Don't worry until there is something to worry about- it's not going to change anything!". It's not easy, but he's right. Don't tell him I said that. :)