Eish! If I didn't have a calendar to consult and you told me that we're already more than halfway through this year, that's exactly what I would have told you.
As usual, I've let far too many things go by unblogged and now I can't remember half of the things I was going to tell you. Of the other half, there are only a few that I'm prepared to share right this moment.
Not least of these is the fact that, as some of you may already know, I signed up a while ago to be an egg donor. I was then picked by a recipient just a few days after completing my application but then heard a couple of weeks later that the recipient had had to put her plans on hold indefinitely. Selfishly, I was crushed. I felt rejected, not good enough. And at the same time, I had to wonder how she must have felt, which helped me regain some perspective and move on.
So I was a bit surprised when I received an email again a couple of weeks ago, saying that I'd been selected again. Excited, but surprised. And today I had my first appointment with the doctor to do the necessary blood tests to rule out HIV and Hepatitis, and to scan my uterus and ovaries to make sure that all is well.
According to my scan today, I'm still super fertile. I was a little surprised by this, too, probably because I'm edging closer to the "too old to donate" line. Well, my body clearly doesn't think so - my uterus had a nice, thick lining and there were lots of follicles in my ovaries, which means lots of potential eggs to harvest.
Unfortunately, I'm at a point in my cycle which will require me to wait for my next cycle before I can start taking the meds, which means my recipient is going to have to wait a few weeks yet. But if all goes well, it'll only be a few weeks before she's a happily expectant mommy!