This morning I got my first call from an IVF nurse while I was working with a client. As soon as I saw BLOCKED on the caller ID my heart was racing. I couldn’t answer in front of my client, as much as I wanted to. So I sat there waiting on pins and needles for the session to end so I could call them back. And this phone call was about NOTHING. Just basic, getting started info. They’re going to send some scripts and consent forms in the mail, blabla. I am seriously going to lose my shit once I’m waiting on the real stuff. The 2WWs will be an absolute joke.
She said we both have a bit more blood work to do. My husband has a lot of blood work to do, as well as give a semen sample to be frozen. I am to call once my period starts, then go and get a pregnancy test before I start the BCP. A pregnancy test? Really? I know it’s just a safety thing, but of all the annoying, blood work, lab-related tests I have to go through, this one really seems unnecessary, almost taunting. No, I am not pregnant. Of course I’m not pregnant. But let’s just verify that as often as possible.
Now we’re just waiting on my period to start. I’m on CD 26, so I could get my period now, or in 9 or 10 days. You never do know. And of course, I’ve been spotting for 7 days already. I really hope that if it’s a hormonal imbalance I have, it won’t interfere with IVF. Or if it is, they will be giving me something to take care of it. I think it could be progesterone. All I know is it can’t be normal for the back half of my completely irregular, 22-35 day cycle, to be a slow leak.