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.