For someone that’s always challenged the idea of normalcy, it’s funny what a huge relief it was to find myself completely average in terms of blood work!
I have some of my results, but not all of them. The ones that I do have (for those of you that like to look at this kind of thing):
- FSH – 7.8
- Estradiol – 56
- Prolactin – 9
- TSH – 1.43
- Blood type – O+
- CMV – negative
Oh and I’m negative for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, but, come on, I could have told you that beforehand.
I spoke with a nurse today and scheduled my first in-person appointment! That fertility center is crazy popular because the first available appt. wasn’t until the end of March. I told her we were out of the country until April 4th so we booked an appointment for April 14th. The doctor will go over all of my lab results with me in detail and check my antral follicle count via transvaginal ultrasound. Oy, I’ve never had a transvag ultrasound and I’m not looking forward to it.
The nurse checked my labs and said the remaining hormone tests were still “cooking.” Apparently, I won’t be given all of my results before the appointment, but if anything comes out abnormal I’ll receive a phone call. So until April, no news is good news!
I’m so glad we went ahead and had the labs done before our trip. Especially after finding out the wait time for our first in-person appointment was at least 6 weeks. So now we can just prep for Vietnam.
I found out today that in addition to the various vaccines I’m getting next week, I’ll also have to take anti-malarial pills while I’m there and for 7 days after leaving the region (we’re only in the malaria danger zone for the first week of the trip, thank goodness.) The travel clinic nurse said we need to wait 30 days after my last dose before trying to get pregnant, which means it’s no-go until the beginning of May. But that timeline still makes me nervous. Only 30 days, really? I need to do a bit more research on that.
I’m crossing my fingers and toes for those of you in the TWW! Hoping we see lots of BFPs in the coming weeks!