Blood, sweat and tearsHow did I know this wouldn't be easy?
Called fertility clinic on CD1 yesterday to book in for (unmedicated) IUI. Have had various tests done in the last couple of months, so secretary went through them one by one - all clear, and by the way you won't be doing the IUI this cycle as you need to have up-to-date HIV and hepatitis tests first.
Ok, you may be silently bawling, your face may be contorted with pain, but DO NOT LOSE THE PLOT, remember what happened last time?
Let me take this in and think on the run - ok secretary, I'm not actually due in until CD9 for my first scan, so how about I come in immediately for the tests and then see if there's any way we can get them back in time. Secretary will try and organise this, but lets me know that the results usually take 2-3 weeks.
Half an hour later we're at the clinic trying to charm a nurse into prioritising our blood tests. She caves and marks them "urgent". We bring them to the lab and I try to find out how long "urgent" takes. Very kind nurse makes a call and says they will try and get them back tomorrow.
Nobody has called yet to let me know if IUI is back on or not. This is turning out to be one of my hardest fought battles in a long while.