All Hallows’ Eve (Updated)
Many Evangelical Christians do not let their children celebrate Halloween because they believe that it is akin to Satanic worship.
You know why I don’t let my children celebrate Halloween?
BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE ANY CHILDREN.
51 12 minutes until I can call about beta #2.
The OPK I took this AM is very, very dark so I optimistically did my Lovenox and my HCG injections even before getting beta results back. Mixing the water and powder was the hardest part for the HCG; the shot itself was nothing. The nurse told me that they can recalibrate any future results (she was sure they would do another draw on Friday) because they know how much HCG I injected myself with. She was also not at all alarmed by my 15.5 level on Monday and reassured me that Dr. SBS is not concerned with absolutes, only the rate of change.
Update, Part II:
I called back at 11:03. Guess who is working today? THE EVIL, PAINFULLY SLOW LAB TECH. I am to call back at 11:30.
Update, Part III:
I HATE my RE’s lab. H.A.T.E. I know it is a strong word, but “dislike” is not nearly powerful enough. I called back at 11:30. They don’t have the results because THEY NOW HAVE TO RECALIBRATE THE MACHINE THAT DOES THE HCG TEST. THEY HAVE TO DO THIS NOW. IT MAY HAVE BEEN GIVING INNACURATE RESULTS. Yes, I am glad they caught it but FUCK did it have to be this week? Today? I have to call back at 2:00, which is right before I teach. I am going to take a shower and try for another several hours not to think about it.
Update, Part IV:
HCG: 60 (more than doubled since Monday — still looks low to me but it did quadruple if it was 15 two days ago, right?) I am between 13-14dpo.
Repeat beta on Friday.
Deep exhale for first time since Monday.