And what seems to be a very large number of syringes and needles.
I met with Connie at the clinic today and she told me all about my calendar and all the blood work, ultrasounds, meds and injections I’d be taking starting April 22. I understand everything, what each item is for and when and how to take it but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling a little overwhelmed. I’ve already looked at the calendar about 5 times, ok…more like 12. Yowza, that is quite a bit of time off work for blood work and appointments. And those needles for the intramuscular shots look a bit….loooonngg.
I knew that my lovely donor had a calendar meeting yesterday so I jokingly asked Connie if she was beautiful and intelligent, hoping to get some contraband info. She casually told me that when the donor came in for her first ultrasound a few weeks ago she was very quiet and standoffish and that she and the doctor even talked about it afterward wondering if she’d be ok with the whole donor process. My heart about stopped! After meeting with her yesterday, though, Connie said she was a totally different person and must have been really nervous about the first ultrasound. Of course she was! She’s a young girl and we all know your first transvag isn’t a party. Connie told me she feels good about the donor now. Whew!
I’m really feeling like I should write my lovely donor some sort of note of encouragement. It never occurred to me that she would be scared. But maybe it’s best to leave it alone. I was planning on writing a letter after retrieval and keeping everything very anonymous up until then. I’ll have to think about it.