Thursday, November 29, 2007

leaving my nipples alone

i go in for my 3rd prolactin in the am, fasting, and with no nipple stimulation. i'm hoping for a reasonable number for all the right reasons, and also because i don't want to be denied medical clearance for a jan IVF because they want me to get a freaking MRI of my brain. it's funny because after my last marginally elevated prolactin they suggested an MRI. i never went because i'm lazy and my numbers were just a smidge up. so now i wonder if that singular laziness regarding the MRI is now going to come and bite me in the ass.

and, of course, now all i can think about are my poor nipples. they itch (because i can't stop thinking about them) and i'm afraid to scratch them. is it OK if i sleep on my stomach? what if i rub them too vigorously on the mattress during sleep? all this makes me just want to engage in my own individual nipple-twisting party just to get it out of the way. i wonder if one can elevate one's prolactin by merely mentally obsessing over their nipples?


Geohde said...

Don't. Touch. The. Nips.

There :)

Honestly, MRI's cost a fortune and if your prl is only mildly up and not rising, what are the odds of you actually having a functioning adenoma? If the levels have gone UP on the other hand....get thee to a scanner!

Good luck,



LJ said...

Poke poke poke. Yup, I do the same thing. I think I get felt up more on my own...wait, that sounded vaguely naughty.