peony almost in bloomWant to hear something funny? On Saturday I got a letter in the mail from my clinic. Want to know what it said?

“You need to stop everything you are doing and have this long list of procedures and tests done before you can continue with any cycle at our clinic.”

Not even kidding.

Sensibilities were in place and I knew I was fine because I got the exact same letter LAST MONTH.

This was just another nudge reminding me that I needed to speak directly to the people who were working with me on this cycle – the nurses, the doctor. Having other departments call me and send me paperwork that indicates that the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing is infuriating. It is exhausting. And even though I know I have all my ducks in a row, at the end of the day it is stressful.

I called the clinic on Monday and left a lengthy (perhaps a tad bit hormonal) voicemail with the IVF nurses. I got a call back within the hour. I asked them if they had a record of all of the tests I had last month. (yes) I asked if they needed anything from me to explain my Hep C tests. (no) I asked if I was ok to just take my pills and chill out. (yes)

I kicked my anxiety out the front door and went back to visualizing how this is all going to work out just fine.

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