Friday, April 19, 2013

24 vials of blood!

This morning I had my blood drawn for the autoimmune testing.

They took 24 vials of blood. TWENTY FOUR!!! Wow! The lab tech was in awe and we both had a good laugh about the MTHFR acronym that was on the order. I guess you have to find the humor in it all sometimes.

Here are all of the labels that had to be created for the vials. I have no idea when I'll get the results but I've decided not to stress about it.


After the blood draw, I headed home. I'm working from home today and Oscar and I are intently watching the news unfold around the attempted capture of the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. I hope all of this ends quickly and peacefully.



What a crazy week this country has endured between these unimaginable bombings to then learn that ricin sent through the mail was by a nut job Elvis impersonator. Truth is stranger than fiction sometimes. And I'm sure many of you saw the massive explosion at the fertilizer plant in Texas. The explosion happened approximately 100 miles north of us. Kevin is a volunteer firefighter and he got a page that night shortly after the explosion happened to prepare neighboring cities' departments for mutual aid.  I am so saddened by the loss of life, and my heart goes out for the fallen firefighters and their families. Kevin ultimately didn't have to go and I am thanking God he's safe and sound here with me.

My thoughts and prayers continue to be sent for the victims of these tragic events.

Finding my muchness - Day 10

I've slacked on my muchness posts, no doubt. I've just been very busy and it's hard to write a post every single day. But I'm keeping my eyes out for the muchness moments even if it's not always posted.

As for today, as mentioned I'm working from home and that means I have my trusty brindle co-worker (or co-napper) here with me. I just love how sweet he is. Snuggling with Oscar while I work on my laptop is today's muchness.


15 comments:

  1. Wow 24 vials?! you must have been light headed after that! I hope you get some answers from all that bloodwork.

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    1. I actually didn't feel lightheaded, surprisingly. Especially since I had to fast beforehand lol! I thought I'd be a mess, but nope! :)

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  2. 24 vials? You rock. Yeah, my husband and I called MTHFR the (Mother F*er test!) Finding humor in our infertility has been a huge cornerstone for my DH & I to survive our SIF.

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    1. LOL yeah I'm wish ya! My family has always dealt with crisis through humor and while obviously humor has a time and place, we use it a lot too. At least we try to. :)

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  3. That is making me feel lightheaded! Poor thing...so much blood.

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  4. Yikes! 24 vials?!? Almost like donating a pint!

    Oscar is a cutie! Much muchier than non-snuggly dogs :)

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  5. WOW! 24 vials! Did you feel woozy after that?? I hope that you get your results soon and some answers and peace of mind.

    Btw, did you get your camera yet?

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    1. Actually, no I didn't feel woozy which surprised me. And yes I just got my camera. I've been messing with it all night!

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  6. You have my sympathy! I had 22 vials drawn a few weeks ago. I got to meet with the Dr to discuss the results 3.5 weeks later. Hope they get your results soon!

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  7. 24 is a lot! do you have the list of what they are testing for? is it your regular RE or a specialist?

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  8. OMGoodness that is a lot of vials of blood. I have no idea how you didn't get light headed after that, but I'm glad it didn't really effect you! Hopefully you won't have to wait too long for the results, although iit sounds like you are trying not to stress about it too much.

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