We are trying really hard to catch this months cycle because my IM has had a lot of set backs on her journey, but that means that everything is a bit rushed and some things are falling through the cracks. Well, really only one thing so far. I’m on cycle day 3 today (CD3) which just means the third day after my period started and there are certain tests that need to be done on CD 2/3. I live over 6 hours away from the clinic we’re working with so I am doing the tests locally and having the results faxed over to the clinic. Well, I got the test orders yesterday afternoon, but no one told me where to go for the testing and everyone had gone home for the day so I was out of luck. Luckily I remembered the doctor mentioning a place that did testing so I went there this morning, but it turns out they could only do the blood work, not the transvaginal ultrasound, so I called my agency and they sent me to a clinic about 30 minutes away assuming I didn’t need an appointment. After a 30 minute drive with a crying baby I get there and it turns out that I did need an appointment and they couldn’t fit me in. The nurse gave my agency a little talking to as the same thing had happened to another girl that morning. After a big fuss and a lot of calling around we were able to schedule an appointment for tomorrow morning. It completely sucks to have to go all the way back after a wasted trip, but my IM is worth it. I just hope nothing like this happens again.
I do know that I am getting medications sent to me tomorrow. I don’t know any of the important stuff like what it is, when I take, etc. I’ll have to give the clinic a call tomorrow. I will say that although it is nice to not have to wait for anything, it’s a little stressful to have everything happen in such a rushed manner.
Moving on, I just realized I forgot to talk about the psychological examination. It was sperated into two sections, an online questionnaire and an interview. The questionnaire was 344 questions, all multiple choice. It was basically a bunch of statements and you said how much they relate to you. It seemed like it’s main purpose was to make sure you didn’t suffer from any extreme depression, mental health issues, or substance abuse. The phone call was pretty short. She asked me a lot of questions about my past, myself, my family, why I wanted to be a surrogate, what I might do with the money. It was mainly to make sure I am emotionally stable enough to do this and that I am doing this for the right reasons. Turns out I am, which I knew already, because I passed. 😉