Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Knock knock

Who's there? Why, if it isn't AF about to make her regular monthly appearance.

Yep, no surprise BFP announcement here: for the past few hours, I have been having the mild, vague cramps that I usually get 12-24 hours before my period starts. A quick trip to the ladies' room just now revealed the tinest bit of rusty-brown spotting, also consistent with what I usually see 12-24 hours before I start. My body is nothing if not consistent.

Eh, I'm not really upset because I'm not surprised. I expected AF to arrive. I expected to--yet again--not be pregnant. Yes, there was a brief, faint glimmer of hope, but all in all, not a surprise.

Looking on the bright side, this does mean that I won't have any issues with getting the MRI of my right arm on August 4th. (It's needed to diagnose why my arm is still lumpy and painful three-and-a-half-weeks after my dog bite.) I'd had a brief fantasy that this cycle would be THE ONE, and I would have to live the rest of my life with limited use of my right arm for lack of timely and appropriate diagnostic testing and treatment of whatever the hell is wrong with it. (I had begun to think that the loss of some function in my dominant arm would be a small price to pay for finally being pregnant.)

We will be doing IUI + Clomid + injectibles this cycle. Not looking forward to days of giving myself injections, but such is life. At least my calendar looks pretty clear for (likely) CD 11 through 16!

7 comments:

  1. well, happy that you can get your MRI and that your best days appear free right now, I know your schedule makes you crazy :) but darn it, i wanted it to be your turn. ((hugs))

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  2. don't be afraid of the injections, just pinch really hard and you'll barely feel the needle :)

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  3. I was rooting for you too! I was hoping the random nausea was a sign; my friend had the same thing (just 1 random hit of nausea at 3+ weeks). However, most of my coworkers (and there are MANY of them), say they didn't really notice anything that early. *SIGH*. The 2ww is rough no matter what, especially after high does of Clomid. I don't think our bodies know WTH is going on!

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  4. Ugh, I am so sorry. I was hoping this would be your month. Hang in there and have no fear of the injections...they aren't all that bad (and this is coming from someone who have an EXTREME fear of needles..ha!)

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  5. Sorry for AF. Hoping the new protocol brings you success! The shots aren't so bad- I actually preferred my injectible IUIs over the Cloimd ones because clomid was hard for me (sweating and cranky!). I didn't notice any side effects to the FSH.

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  6. I'm sorry it didn't work for you this month. I hope your MRI goes ok though. I'm currently on my first month of clomid with ovidril injections if/when the time is right. Is that the same injections as yours?

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  7. Well, crap. I'm glad you can get a diagnosis relating to your arm, but shit - I had hoped too.

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