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7:00 – I sleepily go to the hospital lab through the ER entrance to get the 7dpo progesterone level test done. Easy peasy – in and out in 20 minutes. Trying not to think or worry about things.
11:03 – Mom emails to ask if I had the results.
11:05 – I email back – nope, waiting until after lunch to call them…. trying not to be a pest 🙂
11:25 – No, I have not had lunch, but I can’t hold out anymore and I call the doctor’s office…leave a rambling message on the nurse’s voice mail…apologizing for being a pest but trying to nicely explain how frickin’ anxious I am b/c I really hope my number is higher this cycle. I thank her in advance for immediately calling me back with the results when she gets them.
11:30 – Start writing this post to keep my hands busy. Should do some work, but instead I’m hoping & praying for a higher number this cycle.
Trying to get some work done…
12:00 – Going to an early lunch (normally don’t go until 13:00). Need to get out of here for a bit.
14:20 – Seriously?? It hasn’t even been an hour?? Trying to remember what time the clinic closes so I can call back before then. I hate that they are so bad about calling with test results. I don’t know why I expected this time to be any different.
15:20 – Called the doctor’s office again. I have zero self control. At least I didn’t leave her a message this time.
15:45 – Called one last time. Actually left the nurse a message this time b/c I’m pretty sure the office closes at 16:00. Super frustrated that I couldn’t even get a call back in 4 1/2 hours.
16:14 – Nurse J. called! BUT, no results. Stoked she bothered to call though. Said if the test went out early yesterday (yep) they should have it by tomorrow for sure, and possibly late afternoon today. SO yeah, probably getting the results tomorrow.
10:45 – Still no call. Trying to sit on my hands so I don’t bug Nurse J again. Waiting patiently for the phone call. Debating how early I should POAS… I’d rather see a BFP or AF….anything but a BFN. Definitely thinking I should wait until Sunday…
11:53 – Finished writing another post. Seriously? Still waiting.
13:22 – BEYOND frustrated with myself for being patient. I finally call in and get the message “Oh! Nurse J has Tuesday afternoons off.”
Are you freakin’ kidding me?!???
Leave a message with the other doctor’s nurse, but don’t have much hope that she’ll actually get back to me. So annoying.
16:18 – Can’t believe it – the OTHER Nurse J (not my normal doctor’s nurse) actually called me back. That’s the good news.
The…okay…news – my 7dpo progesterone level was 11.1.
Better than last cycle (an 8.8), but I was also on 150mg instead of 100mg of Clomid.
Ladies who have tracked their progesterone levels – why would your RE have said about an 11.1 while on 150mg Clomid? I’m bumming pretty hard right now b/c you hear about levels in the 20s, 50s, and higher… 11.1 just seems so low still when I’m getting pumped full of so many hormones. I just wish this would work. 🙁