On my way to the clinic to get my blood drawn for the second time after a lab mixup with 17 of the tubes they drew last time. I'm feeling very fed up today and didn't sleep well last night. There was a huge thunderstorm and I just lay there listening to it passing over. … Continue reading And begin again
I'm getting my zen on (despite the setback with the blood tests). It is one of my favourite times of year in Japan, blue skies, crispy mornings and autumn leaves. Check out the Gingko trees in Tokyo yesterday.
Felt like a Halloween prank when I saw the email from the clinic. They need me to go back to get more blood drawn. Apparently some of the tubes they took last time (more than 30 tubes were drawn) weren't transported correctly. They need another 17 tubes! Urgh! I know it's still not a huge … Continue reading Prick or treat?
This time last week I was in Barbados. It was so good to get out of the region, visit somewhere new and spend quality time with my best friend. Part of my reason for travelling all that way was the Barbados Open Water Swim Festival. I took part in two of the races and one … Continue reading Barbados
Barbados is already feeling like a distant memory. Back in Singapore and back at work. Went to the clinic this morning for my blood tests. Wow - what a process! There were so many tests to be run that they said they couldn't take my blood at the clinic and, after completing the paperwork and … Continue reading Drained…
Walking from my brother's house to the tube station through Finsbury Park. Taking photos I got some funny looks from the commuters rushing for their trains, but the morning was magical! Autumn leaves, early morning fog and crisp air. It felt so good to be away from the Singapore humidity.
What is it about flying that turns me in to a blubbering wreck as soon as we reach cruising altitude? The cheesiest of inflight movies has me sobbing. I used to think it was the copious red wine I drank pre-flight, but I've cut that out and am still an emotional wreck! Perhaps it's the … Continue reading Tears at 40,000 feet
After a brilliant Skype consultation with the clinic in Spain, (moments after relaxing in this incredible flower bath in Bali!) they have sent me through a homework assignment! Here's the list of blood tests they want me to get before we start treatment: Clotting studies (PT and APTT) Complete Blood Count AMH Hormone Complete Serology: HIV … Continue reading A la carte blood test menu