The scan showed that I had no leading follicles yet, but my lining was just over 7mm and just beginning to be triple layer, so I knew my estrogen was rising. Results came back at 215.2 and I'm taking 125units of follistim tonight and tomorrow with another u/s and labs on Tuesday.
Getting the blood to run my E2 lab was HORRIBLE. I tried to drink lots of water yesterday to make the draw easier, but apparently I didn't drink enough. I first got stabbed on the left, but to no avail, so it was over to the right. I have 2 visible veins on my left arm. When I went in last Wednesday, they used one of them, so she tried the other one today. While she got the blood for the lab, she seriously injured me.
|You can see the faint bruise on the right from the labs on 1/8.|
You probably can't see the big lump on the left from today.
I'm going to try icing 3 times per day, but my body can only heal so fast. Any suggestions on healing tips or things I can do to improve chances of good blood draws?