DAY 18: What is your favorite infertility-related quote? It doesn’t have to be explicitly related to infertility, but one that means something to your personal journey.
I don’t have one. Please fill my page with LOTS of inspirational comments. 😉 I know “things happen for a reason/when they’re supposed to,” “this, too, shall pass,” and all of the other generally inspirational things people say, but, for obvious reasons, I’m not a fan inthis circumstance.
I’ve always felt that God doesn’t just hand people blessings, but if you work hard enough you will be rewarded. I also know that being a parent is not everyone’s path, but I refuse to believe this is true for me. I’m one of those people that were truly born to be a parent.
So don’t hold back, shoot me your best inspirational quotes that I can hold onto!!! Thanks!
My chart. I had the fallback rise at 2 DPO and my temps have been climbing ever since. I’m currently at 6 DPO and I’m +0.5 degrees from my 1 DPO temp. I have never charted an ovulatory cycle before so all I can think about is my chart and my morning temp. I sometimes wake up several times a night to temp only to realize the time and immediately fall back asleep each time. And thankfully the last time I wake up is more than 3 hours before my alarm waked me up so it shouldn’t throw them off. So I have been Googling “fallback rise” and “triphasic charts” all day! Yikes!
I’m a proud quitter…
Of the cleanse I started yesterday. I typically go through several bouts of constipation and the big D throughout the month- more often than having regular BMs. So I thought a cleanse would be especially helpful to me. Well it was. But too much. I was running to the bathroom all afternoon. AT WORK! This was not okay with me. Not only did it make me super unproductive, but I was soooo embarassed with people walking in and out while I sat there for at least 10 minutes each time. So I’m modifying the cleanse by eating actual food along with the soups for the next week and will do it FOR REAL for two days over the weekend. When I’m home and able to run to the bathroom without dying of embarassment. I plan to do it over 4 weekends during the months of May and June. 🙂
Upcoming appt with RE:
I’m feeling a lot of things about this. Hopeful that he’ll be our “stork,” worried that I’ll be wasting our time and money because what if I end up pregnant this cycle(?!), and anxious that I won’t be educated/persistent enough to make sure I’m receiving the best care possible. To alleviate this last issue I am asking for suggestions of questions I should ask at my consultation and ideas of what I may expect.
The only testing that was done with my last doctor was Hubster’s SA, which we were told was “normal.” I have previously diagnosed Endometriosis, but no lap for the last 8 or 9 years and never had an ovulatory chart for the 4 months I charted before my period stopped coming. I will be requesting a lap for sure because it’s been so long and Clomid can sometimes exacerbate the endo, but that’s as far I know. Since I’ll be doing a lap, I won’t have to do the HSG (thank God!) but I’m thinking there are other tests I should do? I’m feeling overwhelmed here!
Thanks for your help!!!
PS- Tomorrow I will be addressing the wonderful award given to me! Very excited!