Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The results are in...Finally!
So I called back for my results Monday afternoon. Guess what? They didn't have them all! Apparently the lab forgot to even do one of the tests so the nurse really didn't tell me much. She said the lab was going to rush the last test and they would have the results by the end of yesterday. Of course they didn't. I finally heard back this afternoon. The nurse told me my hormone levels were "fine", but that isn't good enough for me. I asked for some hard numbers. She said my Progesterone levels were at 23.3 and the normal range is 20-45. My HCG level was at 1173. I asked what normal was for that and she was very reluctant to give a range because it varies so widely. I did look it up on the internet and I got a range of 5 - 7000. That's a huge range! The nurse said it was more important to make sure that the HCG was increasing at a normal rate, so they had me go back today and give more blood. This time they are just looking at the HCG levels. It has been 5 days since the last test, so my levels should be double or triple the previous number. If that's the case then everything should be on track and just fine. I'm pretty confident that everything is going well, but there is always that concern in the back of my mind. I will just have to wait and see.
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