Turns out that commenter "Determination" was right: AF arrived early. The spotting I wrote about yesterday continued through the evening, getting heavier and redder. This morning I woke up to cramps and full-on bright-red flow. Hmm.
So the cycle I just finished was my first-ever 22-day cycle. Aside from a time period in my mid-20s of less than a year when I was working night shift, my periods have always been regular and have generally been 27-28 days. (My longest-ever period charting was 32 days; my shortest was 26.) I had one 24-day cycle last December, but that was following a cycle in which I formed one gigantic follicles and was told by the RE that I was at high risk of developing a cyst. . . . so I figured that messed me up.
I don't know what to think about this. Does this mean that maybe I never ovulated at all this cycle? Is it a sign of approaching menopause? Implantation gone wrong? Nothing I've experienced or read explains to me why I would have a 22-day cycle.
Anyway. . . . I guess really the worst part is that I am now going to have my period for my weekend away in San Diego with MM. We leave around 8 tonight. Grrr. . . .
This darned body of mine!! It can't seem to get anything right lately.