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So the day came to do my series of blood work. The doctor ordered some 2 pages of blood work to be done. Since my glucose tolerant test needed me to fast 8 hours before, during my visit with the dr, nurse S told me to get a few of the test done that day and I can proceed with the other lot when I come fasting. I told her I’d rather do the blood work together so they’ll only need to poke me onceJ. I thought I was all clever but on the day they needed to take some 8 tubes of blood and oh my! It’s not enough that my vein are hard to find and are small. I’m told by the nice guy taking my blood that small veins collapse easily and I will need to be poked several times to fill up all the tubes. At that moment I wished I’ve listen to nurse S and did some of the test earlier.

It wasn’t too bad, they needed to poke me twice after all and another time after 2 hours consuming the glucose drink. The glucose drink was bad! I hardly drink sugar anymore, no coffee, sodas so having to finish off the cup of sugar drink was yucky and gave me a headache.

Hubby came in to pay for the tests, I showed him the vials of blood that was taken, feeling a little sorry for myself and looking for some sympathy from him. But before hubby got to say anything, the lady at the counter said “they take a lot more blood from one person during blood donation” that brought me down to earth again LOL.

So blood work done. I hope the results are good. Next will be waiting for AF to come and schedule a HSG.

After a little soul searching, I made an appointment with Dr A. For fertility cases she sees new patients on CD 12. CD 12 for me was a Sunday so CD 13 it is. I called in to make an appointment but the nurse was busy so I was asked to leave my name and number and she called back later that afternoon. The Dr is just back from her leave so I was told the day would be pact. I am to get there before 1pm to register, but my appointment will be between 1pm to 3pm. Since I still had some off days to finish off before the New Year, I took the whole day off.

It took some asking around to get to the clinic, I’ve been to the hospital before in March for my D&C but have not been to any of their specialist clinic. There were a lot of people there, parking was bad but highlight of the day was that I got to see the Dr almost straight away!

I’ve read quite a bit about the Dr online. I’ve also frequent her blog. My first impression of her was; she was attentive, serious about her craft and at the same time gentle. As most first appointments goes, she wanted to know about our pervious history, I talked and talked until my throat got dried LOL. That’s a lot of history! She did a TVScan and tell’s me that I do NOT have PCOS (lucky me), but my left ovary is not where it should be. It’s more to the center rather than to the left. She asked me to do another HSG to check my tubes and my uterus cavity. I think it made sense since the HSC I did was back in 2010. Lots have changed since then with the polyps removal and d&c that would change the uterus cavity right? She’s getting me to do a whole list of blood work and I’m all for that. I want to know all we could before deciding to proceed with another round of IVF. I’m very comfortable with her. Another plus is, hubby really likes the doctor too!

Sometimes I wonder if it is a good idea to continue to pursue more fertility treatments. With my age almost at the very tip of 30 something, my blood pressure issue, my weight. The odds are stacked against me. Friends on the blogs that I read are starting treatments again and it really got me excited to give it another go. To be able to hope again would be wonderful.

I’ve decided if we were going to do another round of IVF it will be with Dr A. I want a new eye on my case, and also a different lab and embryologist. Nothing is set is stone yet. I haven’t even called for an appointment, but the plan is there if and when I want to set it in motion.

This blog has been quiet lately. That’s always the case with (in)fertility blogs, there’s nothing much to write about if I’m not undergoing treatments. I guess trying on our own doesn’t warrant a post?
Life has been good these last few months. Nothing too dramatic or interesting. We are paddling through life as normal, busy jobs with little down time to relax. We do get our “baby” fix by baby sitting and spoiling our nieces and nephews. Some visits when the kids get too rowdy, loud and difficult, I must admit I was secretly glad that I’d get my quiet time with hubs without distractions and my sleep time uninterrupted. But the truth is I’d trade that in a second.

I’m afraid if we do try again, the amount of time, money, and struggle to go through a cycle will be too taxing not to mention the ups and downs and the crushing heart break if it fails again. I don’t know if I’m up to sign up for all this again.

I don’t know… I’m torn…