Monday, April 29, 2013

Who Knows!

Reluctantly, I have been charting my BBT. I thought that if I just stuck with it, I would see a pattern. I don't. It doesn't matter how you slice it, I don't understand my charts. I am sure the meds don't help one bit.

I thought that I could see the spike at ovulation after the trigger shot, on CD 15, but then the temperature dipped after that and has remained low. Today, CD 20, it was back up to "post-ovulation" temps and I am having ovary pains as well as increased cervical mucus. I know that elevated progesterone will cause an increase of temperature. It will be easier to understand these symptoms once I have my second P4 drawn. If it comes back elevated than we can assume ovulation did occur and hopefully right before the IUI since the corpus luteum was visible at the US.

Looking back in my journals, I see that after ovulation was recorded, I continued to have ovary pains and increased cervical mucus; along with back pain. I really feel the left ovary most of the time, the doctor says that is because a) it is a little larger than the right and b) the ovaries swell during ovulation. So, I am sure that explains that. I don't feel much on the right. But, man the left ovary feels like it is twisted. I don't know how else to describe it.

I took a HPT to see if the HCG was still in my system, yesterday. It was 6dptrigger, and 5dpiui, the hormone was gone; the test was negative. I have to say that I was surprised to see that it was metabolized so quickly. I have heard that the HCG could last up to 12 days in the urine. I guess it is a good thing that it is gone because now we know that any test from here on out should be accurate.

I don't have a strong feeling one way or another about this cycle. I am trying to remain hopeful and positive. I also know that if this cycle fails, we get to move on. I know that no matter what, I have my husband and my Zoie; they make me happy, and right now, all I need to is be happy.

16 comments:

  1. Love this last paragraph! Rooting for you,
    dear friend!

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  2. I can relate. My BBT tracking is sometimes more often a nuisance than any help. It seems impossible to take my temp at the same exact time every day coming out of a solid 3+ hour stretch of sleep. I often wake up to use the bathroom and get upset when it falls within 3 hours of getting up - there goes my "accurate" temp. So I have temps all over the place. If I never have to use a thermometer again, I'll be a happy woman. :)

    Hang in there, and hope the rest of your 2WW goes quickly for you. You have a great outlook on things - happiness is key!

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    1. PCOS, fertility meds, inability to sleep for 3 hours... the list goes on! I hate it!

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  3. I get major pain on my right side during ovulation, but my tube is closed so they say the swelling and pressure is what causes it!! Fingers crossed Hun!!

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! I wonder if we should do another HSG. I had doing repeat tests when they were normal to begin with!

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  4. Awesome attitude... one day at a time! Hang in there...

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    1. I have learned that I can either fight it or learn to live with it. One thing is for sure. I can't control it! UGH! My nurse emailed me and we can try more femara and injections or we can wait for IVF. I hate decisions!

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  5. Hang in there! I'm cheering for you! Fingers crossed!!!!

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  6. Your last paragraph made me smile. I admire so much your attitude.

    Fingers crossed!

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    1. Thanks, Stasy. I have many a dark days, but being there hasn't helped me one bit. So, I am making an effort to be positive and see the blessings I do have!

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  7. Good luck! I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you! :)

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  8. Your last paragraph says it all. The key is to be happy, regardless of what life has in store for us. Easier said than done, but I believe you and I will both perservere

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    1. I have to remind myself about that last paragraph a few times! I hope our BFP come soon!

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