Aunt Flo arrived last night, and I think now I am over the worst of it. Or at least I hope so, because tomorrow I am going tramping for a few days, and the first day is going to be the hardest. But the cramping is nearly gone (yay for good pain pills!), and while I am still bleeding a bit on the heavy side, I can't imagine there is much left in there. I hope.
The doctor took a blood test, but I think it may have been too late. My temp dropped Sunday morning and I was bleeding Sunday night, so I don't think getting my blood taken Monday at noon will prove too terribly informative. The nurse jabbed me pretty hard too. I might actually get a bruise.
And I got my referral today! My weight is down enough that with the signed approval of a dietitian I can get a subsidised consult and begin subsidised testing! Any costs out of pocket will be minimal, and will probably just be travel related (as in a 3 hour drive). I still have to lose about 5 kilos before they will do any treatments, but I am guessing the wait list to actually get the consult will give me enough time that by the end of testing I should be ready. And I bet I will lose about 2 kilos just from this tramp!