The Great Big Infertility Clinic requires all couples to have an HIV & hepatitis test before starting a cycle of treatment. After our unfruitful meeting with Dr Knows Best on Monday, we duly trooped off for our blood tests.
I drew the short straw, and got the evil, stabby nurse, who took two attempts to find a vein. By Tuesday morning, I had a huge bruise on my left arm. If you factor in the additional bruise I have on my right wrist after one of the students hit a nerve in yesterday's acupuncture session, I look like I've already been through the IVF mill - and all this before I even draw up a syringe of Menopur!
Mr H, on the other hand, got Nurse Small Scratch. There is not a mark on him.
While I don't want to wish unnecessary pain and suffering on my husband, this does strike me as somewhat unfair!