Friday, July 16, 2010

Blood draw recap

I only have three blood draws left although the one on Sunday tests the mother load including luteinizing hormone.  Pre-peak tested only estradiol with the exception of Day 5 which was only FSH.  And now, post peak it's testing estradiol and progesterone.  Not that I question the wisdom of PPVI but why test LH after ovulation?  Given the spike right before ovulation, what does getting LH levels on one day post peak going to actually tell me?  If anybody had the full hormone series, can you shed some light on this for me?  Pretty please!

The registration and blood draw ladies both asked me this morning if I'm getting tired of being poked with needles.  I told them that was the easy part.  It's the registration that sucks the life out of me.  What a waste of my time.  My husband again suggested I bypass registration.  He's never come with me so what does he care?  I look at it as being almost finished and I can get through three more.  I just won't do this ever again.  One shot at this, only.

I've got an appointment with the "local" NaPro surgeon next Thursday.  It's just a consult before we talk about scheduling the selective HSG and laparoscopy.  


  1. I was going through some old posts/comments on my blog and saw one of your comments.

    I have not yet caught myself up on your journey, but wanted to let you know I am here for support should you need it. How is the NaPro stuff going? Do you have a surgery date set yet?

  2. Hey TCIE! Thanks for the offer of a shoulder to lean on. No surgery dates, yet. I'm doing a consult on Thursday. I'll let the group know what happens. :)