n. The process, operation, or method of determining the concentration of a substance in solution by adding to it a standard reagent of known concentration in carefully measured amounts until a reaction of definite and known proportion is completed, as shown by a color change or by electrical measurement, and then calculating the unknown concentration.
Focus on something positive.
Even though I read this article that suggests antidepressants don’t cause birth defects, I just don’t want to take any chances, ya know? Specially with IVF and all.
So here’s my plan: I’m going to cut down to half the pill once I’m a couple days into the Lupron. Lupron has menopausal side effects so this is not the time to go cold turkey. I’ll do that for up until a couple days into the stims. By then, the stims’ estrogenic effects (read: happy!) will have counterbalanced the decreasing levels of serotonin that was artificially – but necessarily – supported through Lexi. By the time I’m finished with the stims, I’ll be completely off the Lexapro. I’m a little nervous. But we’ll see how it goes.
All this chemical balancing reminds me Mrs. Valenzuela’s high school Chemistry class. Ooooh, I loved science classes. One day, she was quizzing the class on the elements in the Periodic Table. I knew them all (then). But no matter how much I flailed my arm in the air, Mrs. V would not call on me! I should note that I babysat for Mrs. V, so it’s not that she was altogether ignoring me, it’s just that she was, and looking back I understand this, giving other students an opportunity to participate.
But have I ever made mention of my strong will? Well, it got in the way.
Strontium [Sr] was up next. She pointed out the element, and before she could call out another student’s name, I called out the answer.
Only thing is, and to this day I don’t have an explanation, what audibly tumbled out of my mouth was…SCROTUM.