16 February 2010


I have officially decided that yesterday and today was the worst days of this week.

About a month ago, a little sty and infection started to form on my left eye, and when I saw the Dr he gave me some antibiotic and cream to put on, well it never seemed to have gone away. Now about a month later I still had the same bump on my eye which was very irritable and scratchy and last night it just felt like my whole eye was about to fall out. So we decided to go over to our emergency rooms as no Dr’s office is open after 6pm. So at about 7:30 we were at the emergency rooms waiting for the Dr on call to see us.

Off I went into the emergency ward where the Dr saw me, and explained that they would have to make an incision on the eye lid, off cause this would be painful he said, however it something that they would have to do. So they prepared everything and as I was lying there, he made the incision on the left eye lid and squeezed out all the puss. OUCH! Is about all I can say without sounding like the worst sailor ever.

Anyway, as if that wasn’t enough, you see we only left there at about 10pm, which meant that I couldn’t eat anymore. I had some blood works from the Fertility Clinic which I had to go for today and it was suppose to be done fasting. NICE, so bloody nice… Now here is grumpy me, hungry, thirsty and really sore… but I survived.

So on arrival at work, one of my colleagues went with me over to the one clinic close by, we decided to have a walk there as it is about 100 meters from work, nice morning breeze, and what a walk, it was great to be out in the open for a change. Anyway, 10 vials of blood later I walked out of there. We rushed back to work; I got a toasted and coffee, and have never had breakfast so fast in my entire life. I was starving! So Dr testing about everything here are the list (and no official medical explanation but rather my understanding of the test):

  1. Glucose fasting (measure the amount of glucose in the blood right at the time of sample collection)
  2. Insulin fasting (used, often along with glucose and C-peptide levels, to help diagnose insulinomas and to help diagnose documented acute or chronic (fasting) hypoglycemia)
  3. TSII (testing of the Thyroid)
  4. Free T4 (Total T4 and free T4 are two separate tests that can help the doctor evaluate thyroid function)
  5. FSH (FSH levels are also useful in the investigation of menstrual irregularities and to aid in the diagnosis of pituitary disorders)
  6. LH (The LH blood test measures the amount of luteinizing hormone)
  7. 17-B Oestradiol (E2) (associated with changes in ovarian steroid levels)
  8. Progesterone (measures the amount of the hormone progesterone in a blood sample)
  9. Free Testosterone (needed for hormonal balance and to help women’s bodies to function normally)
  10. Growth hormones (Growth hormones are the chemical stimulation that initiates cell division, bone growth, and a number of other physical processes within the human body)
  11. Prolactin (ordered along with other tests, when a woman is experiencing infertility or irregular menses)
  12. Antenatal (Incl. HIV) (testing things like your blood group, Rhesus factor, Iron levels, red blood cell abnormalities, Syphilis, German measles, hepatitis B, and HIV)
  13. B-HCG Quantitative (pregnancy test)
  14. Phospholipid antibodies (testing antibodies – complications caused by Antiphospholipid Antibody could cause miscarriages)
  15. ANF (anti Nuclear factor – is an antibody. The presence of this antibody raises a number of possibilities – positive test possibility of Arthritis, Scleroderma.)
So this is my bit of bad luck these 2 days, and O Yes AF haven’t started yet (which is for some reason a bit odd it normally starts on day 26 of my cycle) but I’ll have to wait for day 28 to arrive as it might be because of the fact that I’m not using any medicine at this moment, so Dr said it could have an impact on this months cycle. Anyway we are waiting for AF to either come (which will be sad, but then we can start the process) or stay away (which will be the ideal, because that will mean that I got it right) so either or, I’m trying to cope everyday with the thoughts that there might be a BFP, but also with the knowing that it actually will take a miracle to have a BFP on our own, but who knows what our little rocky road has in store for us.

Now I’m waiting in anticipation for AF, and my test results… so wish me luck!


  1. Great post Stef even with all the pain you still managed to write a great piece...

    Good luck with the eye, the AF and the blood test results, and keep me posted

  2. Sorry, you have this BAD day!!! Thinking of you!! Keep me posted!!

  3. Hi there,

    Thanks for the comments about the post, I really do appreciate it, I kind of say what's on my mind.

    Cstelle... thanks for the message I will try and keep everyone posted as soon as I get the results back. I feel a bit more focused, and more sure than ever that I need to give it more time on our own before looking at the alternatives. I think talking to Dr L the other day, really helped me a lot

  4. Stefanie good luck to you and P. May things work out for you within the next cycles which has been scheduled.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Hi stephanie, how goes it since your last post? You are past cd28 by now and I am wondering about you. Hope you are feeling well and AF is still not around.

  6. What bad days!! I hope your bloodwork comes back ok, and good luck with your eye!


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