So, I had to go in for bloodwork and ultrasound this morning. Dr. Crankypants was at his height of unpleasantness. Okay, maybe not his height, but his whole office just gives me the heebie jeebies. Have I mentioned that he stays in the room while I get off the table? Not like he hasn't seen my nether region, but I'd rather not traipse it by him. Did I mention that he does all of the ultrasounds because he is "hands on"? Yeah right. It's actually because he's a control freak... He said he doesn't fly because he doesn't know how and he doesn't feel safe when others are in charge. Have I mentioned his phlebotomist? OMGosh! She is the worst. Seriously. I literally think she is the worst phlebotomist I have ever come across. The first time she tried to draw my blood she tried both arms and then made me put my hands under hot water to bring the veins in my hands to the surface. Can I just say that getting blood drawn from your hand with anything other than a butterfly needle is a wholly miserable experience? She nicked my nerve every time! OUCH! When I got my blood drawn at our local hospital last weekend the phlebotomist got it on the first try and said I just have deep veins. She also said that other people really shouldn't have a problem drawing from me, they just need to go in deep. Well, the other nurse in our monitoring clinic also was able to find my vein on the first try. But yesterday and today it was back to the worst phlebotomist ever. Today she dug around in my right arm before morving on to the left. I obviously hope this cycle works because well-duh!-I want to be pregnant. But I also hope this cycle is successful so that I don't have to see Dr. Crankypants or the worst phlebotomist ever again!!
Oh, I finally got my instructions call and egg retrieval is scheduled for Monday at 11:50! Whoop! I have to get up at 1:40am to give myself the HCG shot. I'm so glad that our retrieval is scheduled for later in the morning because we should be able to avoid Chicago rush hour traffic. And I'll get to sleep in! Double yay! Oh, and this clinic will actually put me out for the retrieval which also excites me (our last clinic used ver.sed and I wasn't totally out and felt some of it-ick).
I'm excited to be one step closer to the potential of two pink lines!