Today, after I get my butt kicked by a good upper body workout, and then hopefully kick some butt at my Anatomy lab exam, I take the next step on our infertility journey: blood tests. (Am I the only one who thinks of The Bachelor every time I hear the word 'journey??')
After hearing some of your stories and struggles with getting the necessary testing and treatment I'm feeling super thankful for my husband's Kaiser insurance, and the fact that they have a whole infertility program already laid out.
I started with my regular gyn check-up last month (on Valentine's Day). Everything went fine, which I pretty much expected. What I didn't expect was being told that before we could begin the program we would have to attend an "infertility class," and that there was only one scheduled in the near future. Of course I was all, "Sign us up! When is it?" And of course the doctor said, "Tonight!" And of course Travis said, "Can't they just call it a fertility class? Infertile is a depressing word." Either way, we spent 3 romantic hours of our Valentine's evening with a group of similarly fertility-challenged couples looking at slides of male and female reproductive anatomy. It was all very junior high sex-ed. And of course, just like junior high, one of the guys had to go and get all awkward asking questions like, "Why can't we just go at it every night? Won't that work eventually??" I mean duh, Einstein. If that was working for you, you wouldn't be here. All I can say is...glad that part's over and thank goodness I wasn't on a diet at that point because I needed some serious wine and chocolate therapy after that bizness.
Following the class, Travis had a little testing to do...I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. And luckily, everything looked pretty good there. So, now it's my turn to get poked and prodded and have some of my hormone levels checked. Fingers crossed! Can't wait to see where we go from here :-)