Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Morning

First, I went and got the ultrasound.
Bummer. Still a bunch of small follicles, nothing really big yet.

After that, I went on over to get my blood drawn.

Let me start by saying that I don't like the lab they use. Today further validated my feelings. The woman drawing my blood whips out, what I swear, has to be the biggest needle they have. I have small veins... large needles and small veins do not mix. I didn't say anything though, and just tried to tough it out.

She missed the freakin vein, nicked it, or went right through it... I'm not sure, but this happens a lot when some jerk comes along and thinks they can use that big ass needle on my arm. So, I feel and hear the familiar "Pft, pft, pft, pft" pulsing noise, that tells me it's squirting, rather than shooting, into the tube. She's digging the damn needle around, in and out, and making me "straighten" my arm out more. Because she just can't get it to fill the tube up. And it. fucking. hurt.

Then she starts making comments about how people aren't getting enough water before they get their blood drawn that day, how I needed to get plenty of water the day before I came in there... Yeah, she did. She totally blamed me for her incompetence. I wanted to look that bitch in the face and tell her exactly why she was a dumbass, and smack her. I get plenty of water thank you, and umm... drinking more water won't make her dumb ass smarter. I mean, seriously!

I am very bitchy about the whole morning, can you tell?
I came home and went back to sleep... I thought maybe getting a few more Zz's would help with my mood... but no such luck. I'm still pissy.

I'm waiting to hear back from Dr. BlowsSunshine. After they get my blood work results on my estrogen, they'll tell me what to do about my dosing. It is very likely that I will have to up it.

Update: Estrogen was only 34... so I was told to up my dose to 150, and I go back on Monday for another ultrasound and more blood work.


Celia said...

Not fun. I hope your poor arm does not look like someone beat the crap out of you.

Kristin said...

Damn...I hate it when phlebotomists are that frakking clueless. Hope your arm doesn't turn black and blue.

Bluebird said...

Man, I'd let that happen *one* more time before she gets an earful! That sucks!

Anonymous said...

Oh, god I hate it when they DIG around. My RE had the worst phlebotomist ever on staff. I'm sorry about the painful blood draw. I hope you get a different person next time.

I had about the same response with injectables. I did 75 IU for 5 days, only a few smallish follicles, so they bumped me up to 112IU. Still not much change, so they bumped me up to 150IU for two nights, and BAM, I had 3 15's and a 23mm follie. I bet by Monday you'll have some nice juicy ones.

WiseGuy said...

I could slap that nurse around....Getting shots are not a hobby! And getting them by brutes is even more pathetic...