As I was thinking about writing this post I realized that a lot of my fellow infertiles are now past this stage and have their own little one (in or out of the womb). It didn’t make me as depressed as it usually does but it did make me wonder if you all are tired of hearing about treatments and meds and all that. All that to say that I will try to add in some non-fertility material to mix it up some :)
After this post though..because right now I could use some input from those of you who have been through or are going through or know something about all the fertility treatment stuff.
I know I have already filled you all in on what we are doing right now but to recap (in case you missed it). I had the surgery to remove a cyst and some endometriosis and fluid. Since that could have been one of the main reasons for us not getting pregnant Dr. B wants us to try naturally for two months (along with the help of Metformin and Progesterone). Since I had gotten so used to be monitored and told every day what to do..well at first I felt a little lost. Actually I still feel a little lost and although it is nice not to have to give myself shots everyday, I miss knowing exactly what is going on (and that something is going on). I think my comfort zone is in the clinic and so this is a little out of my comfort area when it comes to baby making..although it is also a lot less clinical.
Okay so here is my dilemma. Since I haven’t really had normal cycles I don’t really know when or if I ovulate. Because of that the doctor told me to use the ovulation predictor kit. She also said that I should start taking the progesterone at about day 17 (for 10 days) incase I ovulate late (because taking it before ovulation can mess up the ovulation). Today is day 16 and according to my stupid ovulation predictor kit (I am getting so tired a POAS and only getting negative results) I still haven’t ovulated. My last cycle was about 44 days (it had been about 50+ before the surgery if I even had a period). So I am wondering if I should wait until day 22 or so to start taking the progesterone? If I haven’t ovulated then I wont get pregnant anyways so it shouldn’t harm anything to wait..should it? I don’t want to take the chance of taking it too soon and then messing up the whole ovulation thing. Dr. B said the first cycle after the surgery I might not ovulate so am I just waiting for nothing?
Boy do I miss getting the calls from the nurse and being in the know about what is going on! In the back of my mind I know that if it is the month for us to get pregnant then it will happen..but that isn’t necessarily helping right now.
So if you have any advise or suggestions feel free to pass them along :) Right now I think I am really leaning to wait at least a couple days more (like to day 21 or 22 before starting the progesterone).