...and it wasn't so terrible after all! The actual appointment was fairly more comfortable than I was expecting, and the doctor cleared me on her end. Normally, I'd be elated, but she realized that the recruiters were all mixed up in what they were asking for, and there's a chance this still might not be enough. In the mean time, we're going to send in her good report and hope they'll take it.
The appointment only took an hour, so I got to spend the rest of the day relaxing watching Veronica Mars, and then decorating and finishing the dirt cake (complete with worms!) for Ivy's birthday that night. I think we helped her have a great birthday, and the evening was a blast. :)
Now I want to take this time to give my profuse thanks to all of my friends who encouraged me through this. I am just blown away by how much you care. From messages from my newer, awesome online friends, to texts and prayers, to presents left on my car that morning, I feel beyond loved - it felt like I was in one gigantic hug all day long! Friendship is one of the most important things to me in the world. And please, whenever YOU need a friend, or encouragement of any kind, let me know, I will be there for you.