Monday, September 26, 2011

Did I say optimal? I didn't mean it.

Today pretty much sucked...  That's all there is to it. 

I had my estrogen level drawn after work at 7:30 this morning, took my am shot, and went to bed waiting for the nurse to call with my results.  At 2pm, I called her to see if she'd heard from the lab, and she hadn't so I called to check on my results.  They had just printed (yeah, right...) and the lab tech was going to fax them immediately.  An hour later, my nurse called and she still hadn't received the results, so she called to get them and called me back.  Here's where my day turned to complete and utter crap.

Here's how our lovely phone conversation went:

Nurse:  Well, your estrogen level is 55, so stay on your current regimen and we'll see you Friday at 7:30. 

Me:  Wait... Friday?  No, I have an appointment on Wednesday.

Nurse:   At 29, we expect your estrogen to be 500 by now, so there's no need for an ultrasound on Wednesday. 

Me:  So what do I do?

Nurse:  Just keep taking your injections as scheduled.  The doctor is gone for the day, but I'll text him to see if he wants to change anything and will let you know if anything changes.  See you Friday!

I was half asleep, and so in shock that things were going wrong that I couldn't even correct her and tell her that I am NOT 29-  I am 30 now, and that is a huge number in the IF world!  30 and 35 are benchmark BAD years.  I don't even know what to say or think.  I'm just so disappointed...  I've canceled our hotel and re-booked for Thursday night.  Tomorrow, I am going to call the nurse to see what insight she can offer when I'm not in a zombie-like state, and I've had time to process this.

At least I now have a reason for my continued headaches.  This stinks.


  1. Oh sweetie, I am so sorry about your tough day. Know that you havemany friends sending you love and positive thoughts.

  2. Crap, crap, crap! That sucks! I hope it turns around for you.

  3. Hey thanks for the comment on my blog - it's very appreciated. I'm sorry to read you are having a yuck week. I'm crossing my fingers that Friday brings some better news and that things can move forward. *hug*

  4. Thanks for your comment. You are so right - these meds and the cost and the injections are crazy. I'm hoping there is a remarkable turn around for you (at least someone to address what's happening) very soon. Keep us updated! This process could make anyone crazy!

    Loved the "Lupron Chick Warrior" in an earlier post - such a great visual and explanation of the purpose of Lupron!

    AnneR @ Wonderful Thing