Okay I may be paranoid but my saliva sample for my genetic disease test has not yet arrived at its destination. It was supposed to be an overnight delivery, sent last Thursday (its now Monday evening) and their website is saying it has not arrived! Just a little worried that it’s been lost. This was a very expensive test that I only did because I’m adopted and haven’t got much family medical history.
Am I a fool for wanting this test? Surely if I was in a hetero relationship and wanted to get pregnant I wouldn’t be doing any of these tests unless there was some obvious problem, which there isn’t!
The issue is! I guess, is that in this country and state (NSW, Australia) if you go through the IVF process, even if you only use IUI (Artificial Insemination), you do a whole lot of tests that really don’t apply to you. My partner K even has to have to have a blood test to check for diseases such as Aids and Hep C. But in the long run, we want our chances of having a child to be the best possible so we just hand over the cash and do it!
On a completely different subject – well sort of – I was very close to telling my mother tonight. K and I have not really told anyone what we are doing. We have to tell our parents first and I was thinking I need to do it soon. My mum and dad called me tonight with the results of my grandmothers coroners report, which after almost a year of her passing, has finally arrived. She died in horrific circumstances almost a year ago and my mother has had to live with finding her in such a horrible way and then have a coroners court hearing hanging over her head. I almost emailed her today to tell her, but chickened out and then when she rang I thought just do it, but not knowing how she’d react scared me and knowing she would be a bit thrown by the coroners report I thought it was probably best to wait. Her and dad are thinking about coming over (from NewZealand) in July for a break, which could potentially be when the process begins so I do really need to tell them before then. When i came out of the closet my mother was disappointed only because she really wanted grandchildren, so really it should make them happy, but still there is a level of doubt in my mind.