Okay. So I have a confession. I have been avoiding blogging because I am nervous it will jinx our chances. Last night I concluded this was ridiculous but was too tired to update. Here is an update on last months happenings so far.
Sunday January 11 – went to my fertility clinic for an ultrasound. They saw two equal sized follicles at about 15 and a bunch of smaller ones. 2 big ones both on the right side.
Tuesday January 14 – went for my first acupuncture appointment. I like this lady. She said to come back after IUI.
Thursday January 16th – went to fertility clinic for ultrasound and bloodwork. I only had one measurable follicle (weird) and it was HUGE. 25 already at 14 days into my cycle. They said it was very strange it did not release yet and I reminded them that I don’t seem to ovulate on my own. Got the trigger at 9:30 am by a nurse and I was off back down the highway to get back to work. IUI scheduled for next day at 3:00. I requested this time as I really feel that 36 hours passed trigger is ideal and last month at 24 hours passed made me rethink my chances. I did not feel good about timing last month and did not want to go through it again. So this month at about 30 hours passed felt better for me.
Friday January 17th – exactly one month after last IUI- had this IUI. Less pain this time and it was pretty easy! Sperm count was good and after about 10 minutes we were on out way. I felt some pain at about 9:30 pm which felt like ovulation. That puts me at 36 hours passed trigger and 6 hours or so passed IUI. Woohoo still hope!
Sunday January 19th – went back to acupuncture and relaxed there. She told me to not eat anything cold and to not drink cold water or drinks. She said to drink lots of warm tea and eat soups and stews. No salads or raw veggies. And no dairy. This was not too hard for me as I am not a milk drinker and I just switched from my regular smoothies to porridge for breakfast.
Sunday January 26th -acupuncture again all good – except for when she put a couple new needles in my toes. That did not feel great.
Tuesday Jan 28th – acupuncture again – I am getting better at it, really relaxing and breathing from my belly like she tells me to .
I still – 15 days passed trigger -have a huge bruise on my tummy. The red welt lasted about 6 days then turned to a bruise. Ouch!
So today is 14 days passed IUI and ovulation. My blood work is not scheduled until Monday but my clinic in town is closed Mondays so it would have to wait until Tuesday. What to do, what to do. I may call the nurses and ask them to send me a requisition for today or tomorrow but I also might keep living in 2WW land. I also don’t want to wait until Tuesday and get bad news while at work.
Here are some symptoms I am having.
Sore knee (which i get before period )
light headache off and on
side aches as of late. Like from childhood when you ran in soccer too long and took a huge drink of water. You American’s call it a stitch.
no sore boobies though
last night I felt I had a high temperature but after a couple hours I felt normal again
The thing is – these signs could mean anything or nothing. The life of a neurotic 2wwaiter. Google has made a killing off me these last 2 weeks. Really who can just relax and not obsess? Unless I was on a beach in Mexico, I’m with google.
So I am crossing my fingers and sending positive thoughts out into the Universe. Come on 2014 – we got this!