The biggest challenge with the garbage project lately was that I thought I was pregnant but I didn’t want to get a test because it would produce garbage. I mean really, how can I reuse a plastic stick that has my urine on it? I finally gave in and got a blood test, which according to my sister was the better choice because our magic pee plays tricks with the urine tests. My mom was 6 months pregnant with me and still testing negative! Anyhow the Doctor wrote a note on the form so the laboratory would call me directly with the results. They didn’t, and I was dying to know when I was going to stop throwing up, so I called them. After a few different transfers, I was told the answer was 53946. Ummmmm, thanks? I felt like I had stepped into the hitch hikers guide to the galaxy. They wouldn’t tell me any more so I called my doctor and the receptionist said she was glad I called because the doctor really wanted to talk to me and I should make two appointments (gulp). I have one at 2:45 this afternoon. In the meantime I started researching on the good ol'(new) internet. I discovered that blood tests assess hCG levels and if there is any at all, it’s a pretty good sign you are pregnant. The amount I had means I’m about about 6 weeks along.
When I got the blood test two days ago, I decided that if I was indeed pregnant I would loosen my no garbage project rules a bit and make an exception for medical garbage. That means the band-aid didn’t could and I’m on day 16. Yaaaaay! I still don’t really know-my research could be wrong, so I would post this until I get back from the doctor and also discuss it with all the appropriate people.
****It’s the next day now- day 17, and the doctor said yes I am 6 weeks pregnant. So now the project has 2.1 participants. Kyle, me and sprout.