So, after a rousing, and confusing 28 day cycle last cycle, I started testing for ovulation on day 7. Even with an FSH of 4, (back when I was a young pup of 36), I still ovulated on day 10, so after a few days of no climbing of line color after multiple days of pee-sticking, I got a bit frantic. No surprise there, eh? Also, my trusty fertility monitor seemed to be on the fritz--no second bar after many days of testing.
I called my lovely nurse, who got me an ultrasound appointment for Sunday, Day 15, should it come to 'that'. That being no positive LH surge by day 15.
Yesterday afternoon I started to feel crampy in the lower bits, and I decided to do another test. All I had was the digital variety, but when I popped the stick out after the negative, it looked like the line was darkening up.
Up at 5am, peed in a glass ,and when back to sleep until 9 (highly unusual for me, I assure you) and then got up and did 4 different ovulate predictor tests. That's up from my usual 2 (digital and monitor, and an occasional line-only stick thrown in for good measure). First up pops the smiley face. Next two lines on both line tests, and then low and behold, the fertility monitor pulls it out of the krapper and shows me the flashing egg! So, we are gonna shoot me up with baby juice, and see what happens. (sorry for the TMI on your child/brother...) I'm feeling a little reckless optimism--what if it works?
If it doesn't, at least I had a good feeling about it, and that is more than I can say for this whole project over the last few years.
So I'm taking DHEA (25mg) 3X a day, 2800 folic acid, soon to increase to 4000 folic acid, 81 mg baby aspirin, fish oil, regular prenatals and Chinese herbs. Ya cain't say I ain't tryin'.