At my last check up, RE #3 asked if I would be okay going into a lab here at home for some standard blood work. He just wanted to "rule things out" he said, specifically any type of blood disorders. He also wanted to do another check on my TSH and Prolactin levels, as it's been a while since they've been tested.
I went into the lab on Saturday morning thinking that I would get the results at my next appointment on the 21st. I did not expect to receive a phone call yesterday from my nurse.
"Everything came back normal, except for your prolactin levels. They are high. We need you to have them retested first thing in the morning. And this time we need you to fast."
Okay. No big deal. (Except for the whole waking-up-at-the-ass-crack-of-dawn-and-not-getting-any-coffee thing.) But then I start realizing what this means.
If my prolactin levels are high, I don't ovulate. So does this mean that this entire time my body's dysfunction has been hanging on the abundance of this ONE hormone? If so, there are a few doctors who have some 'splaining to do. Such as the last one (a gynecologist) who told me that blood work wouldn't tell him anything, which is why he didn't want to run anything. Or the last RE who didn't take blood work AT ALL.
I'm trying not to jump to conclusions. I want to give this second test the benefit of the doubt. It could come back completely normal. Or it couldn't. Which means we might have a name for what the hell the problem is. And a medication to fix it.
It's the first time in my life that I hope to some higher being that my blood work comes back abnormal.