how about some ambiguity?Posted: September 19, 2008
Yes, please. I’ll take mine with a side of local tomatoes.
So this morning’s htp (Clear Blue digital) said, and I quote, “not pregnant.” So I started wigging out a smidge. Ok, more than a smidge. But I was convinced – Convinced, I tell you – that yesterday’s beta would tell me something meaningful and I’d know one way or the other.
Meanwhile, the IVP virtual handholding was good and tight.
I called the RE (they’ve shaken up the system over there and I no longer talk to Martha – poo.) and by some miracle they had yesterday’s results right there waiting for me at 8 am: 22. And I was all, and I quote, “ummmm……” Now what the fuck do I do with that? Get another beta is what. 22 is fucking low, but it’s all about the doubling time.
Meanwhile, the IVP continued to rock the house.
So my ever fab assistant said she’d cover lunch so I could run and see my friends at the lab for a repeat beta. Whew. Had I not been able to go by 1 o’clock, I would not have gotten the results until Monday. MONDAY?! Lord. As it was, I got there at 12:30 and the lovely lab people ordered the results STAT (I’d no idea they really said that) and then stuck me – no tourniquet, because I am a blood work rock star.
Today’s beta is 28, which gives me a doubling time of 2.87 days. Not great, but I’ll take it. Along with the positive htp that I got this afternoon.
They’ve got me scheduled for an ultrasound Wednesday at 4, so I’ll just breathe until then.