Tuesday, June 17, 2008

And so it begins

Today is our bloodwork appointment at the clinic. I thought I had my bloodwork done a few weeks ago, but it turns out that I need more. So off we go. Last time they drew blood I had an ugly bruise for over a week, so I'm not looking forward to that. It will go nicely with the ugly bandaids for the two moles I had removed last week. Oh, yeah. I had two moles removed last Wednesday. I went in for my bi-annual skin check and left two moles lighter. The good thing is that now I can resume annual skin checks. I celebrated by promptly getting sunburnt on my arms at a meeting held outside a few days later. Sigh. I have fair skin, and I really do try not to get sunburnt. I have accepted the fact that I am not meant or able to tan. Please keep your fingers crossed that the moles are cancer-free.

I called my father to wish him Happy Father's Day, and he asked for an update on the surrogacy situation. I updated him, and he replied, "I don't even know what to say. I don't mean to sound discouraging or like I don't approve because I do, but I just don't know what to say. I hope it works." Um, yeah, me too! It was just an odd comment from him because he has been super interested in surrogacy since we told him and my stepmother about it. However, my father is 64. I'm sure this situation is freaking him out a little bit. Plus, he wasn't informed of my previous cycles until afterwards, so this is his first time.

I walked in the local Komen Race for the Cure with some coworkers on Saturday. It was my first time participating, and I was glad I did. It was sobering and inspiring to see the various messages people wore. I hope to do it again next year.


sara said...

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for both a bruise free lab draw and a boring mole report. I walked in the Karmanos walk last year near us and it was a pretty moving experience. It's definitely one I would want to do again. I'm glad things are still moving forward. I'll be thinking of you!

niobe said...

What a strange comment from your dad. Though I'm sure he meant to be positive and encouraging.

Hoping that the results of your tests (of all kinds) turn out well.

Anonymous said...

I hope the bloodletting goes ok, and the mole report comes back clear.

Anonymous said...

I hope the bloodletting goes ok, and the mole report comes back clear.

kate said...

Oh, blood draws. I sometimes wonder if my total hatred of bloodwork is part of the reason I'm hesitant to move forward with ARTs. I just have no patience for it.

I, too, am as pasty as a bowl of buttercream frosting (but alas, I taste nowhere near as good). I try really hard to prevent sunburn, but I often fail miserably. I spent the better part of one Spring Break being referred to as "The Lobster" because of my first day's foray to the beach. I spent the rest of the trip inside. Suck.

Here's to hoping the moles are cancer-free (which I'm sure they will be...).

Duck said...

We're keeping our fingers crossed for you! DOn't worry about your Dad's reaction, I imagine mine would have the same reaction, it's so foreign for them, I'm sure he's hoping it works.
Hope the moles are cancer free!
Have a thousand questions about surrogacy, and how you found a surrogate and everything, but I'm going to do a big read through your blog history first!

sara said...

I was going to read "Shoe Addicts Annonymous" next but now you have me curious about Middlesex. I'll start it today, but I'm a super slow reader. You're the only one who I know has read it though so I'll for sure let you know how it goes :-)

Kymberli said...

Quite an odd comment, but I guess it's better than no support at all. It must be a lot for him to wrap his head around. You're getting closer every day!