June 19th, 2007

Brainscan

Sleep and orgasms

So, I went to bed before 9:30 tonight because I was exhausted and had to be up early in the morning to go to Canberra Fertility. I fell asleep wonderfully quickly, only to awake at 11 because I was too hot. I've been awake since. *grumble*

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WTF?

That's a relief!

So, had my visit. The team expressed sorrow at our loss, and said if I wasn't up to a donation we could reschedule, but I said we'd see how I went. As it was, no real issues, I didn't end up crying in the little room or anything. Made another appointment for Friday week and headed home.

When I got home, I finally explained to mum that I was a sperm donor. Had been meaning to for ages but kept putting it off because it was likely to end up in a long involved conversation about what being a sperm donor means, what it involves, etc.

With my mum.

Hit on the basic explanation that I'm donating semen so that couples who can't have babies might be able to, which I knew mum would get since that was the situation with her and dad. She seemed to get that immediately, gave me a great big hug, then offered me a hot chocolate and biscuits...

...because that's what they give you when you donate blood!