Monday, June 11, 2012

A Little Behind Schedule

I parked, jumped out of the car and reached in my purse as I walked toward the meter.  My hand frantically grasped random objects inside my purse.  My wallet....please tell me I have my wallet.  I stuck my head inside my giant yellow handbag as a last ditch effort.  Ugh!  No wallet.  My options are to drive home and be even later for my appointment or smile sweetly and politely ask a stranger for change.  I decided on the latter. 

I noticed a short man with a dark mustache dropping coins into the meter beside mine.  With a million dollar smile and using the sweetest voice possible I said, "Sir, I accidentally left my wallet at home.  By any chance do have any extra quarters?" 
     "How much do you need?" he said. 
       I hesitated and answered, "Four." 
       He reached out his hand, "No problem.  Here you go." 
     "Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!  I really appreciate it!"  I dropped the quarters in the meter and headed down the sidewalk (practically skipping) to the doctor's office. 

My follicle count today is nine on the left and seven on the right.  Although the actual numbers are lower than a month ago (13 on the left and 10 on the right), both the doctor and nurse reassured me that it's nothing to worry about at my age.    Each month a woman's body produces a different amount of follicles.  The nurse said it's normal; it's not JUST about the number of follicles.  It's about the full picture - the follicles, the patient's age, the blood work and how my body responds to the hormones when they are injected.    

The nurse called this afternoon.  My estrogen levels are within range to begin hormone shots.  The level need to be below 50 and mine is 21.  With that said, I will start shots on Saturday night. 

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