Yeah louimum I absolutely do not blame you for getting onto clomid asap, can't believe they mucked up your appts etc and put you behind. Lucky you were able to get hold of some! What dose have you been taking? Seems to be a real mixed bag when it comes to monitoring - some docs don't monitor you at all, others all the time. Not sure how they decide!
Sorry to be dim, what is emcs? Sorry you had so many problems Sounds like your doc is pretty amazing though!
Starlight I am jealous of all your scans! Yeah mine is this Friday, 26th. Would be amazing to have them every other day. Hope you get good news!
I was wondering whether to do OPKs...I don't know much about them either because with PCOS you can't rely on them for an accurate result. But I don't know if the clomid will stop me having multiple LH surges or not. Maybe I'll give it a whirl and see how I get on!
I'm an editor, used to work in an office but switched to freelance a couple of years ago. On days like today where it's totally miserable I am very glad to not have to commute! And on sunny days I work in the garden
louimum - sounds like you have had quite the year. am glad that now you are on your way to TTC and it sounds like the procedures went well How did you end up going in for a lap and dye in the first place?
I had an HSG done earlier this year to check my tubes, but that is all I know, so sorry if a silly question!
Smiler - the scans every other day is good but can also be frustrating! Last month, I started going every other day from CD 8, and my doctor thought that I would be done by CD14, but I ended up having to go for many more up until CD22. for the first 3-4 visits, the technicians would always be like "ohh...it's CD14 today and your follies are still not growing..hmm...interesting, is this normal for you? we usually see a lot more growth by now!", so it was pretty discouraging, but am hoping for better results this month and will try not to let the technicians get to me....
Last month I did one OPK when the scan showed that I may O soon, and I got a nice big smiley (just the second time I have ever seen one of those!) hehe, but I am not sure how the OPKs work with clomid!
I love that you have all the flexibility as you're working from home! I have been thinking about doing a career transition as right now I work in an office in a business/finance type of job, but I am not really enjoying it much. I have been torn because if we were to get pregnant, there are great maternity benefits, but I really don't like the job....so it's tricky!
Ah yeah, that's a good point! I didn't ov til CD31 last cycle so if I'd had to do the 60mile round trip for ages it would've been really inconvenient. And totally disheartening to have the technicians say stuff like that!
I just ordered some cheap OPKs Have no idea how I'll get on with them but they weren't expensive so worth a punt I guess
Yeah it is a really hard choice to make re work. I was actually pregnant when I left my job before; I'd already lost one and felt the stress of commuting, the job etc contributed to the loss so I started working for myself but then had another miscarriage anyway. Now I keep thinking I should go back to a 'proper' job but then actually, the flexibility really appeals. I would hope that if we do have a baby, I can keep my toe in my work but just fit my hours around to what suits us. If we need more money, I can work more and if we don't then I get to spend more time with the baby. I think it's obviously sensible to take finances into consideration, but I really think after waiting so long to have a baby, it would be heartwrenching to have to return to work within a few months. I want to enjoy our children
smiler your job sounds fab huni. very good job for you to have when you get your bfp :-))
as far as the scans go hun some docs/nurses etc just dont realise what they are sayin sometimes do they and how their comments can upset and stress you out. please keep us posted how you get on :-))
sorry emcs=emergency cesearean section. i have a 11yr old. different partner now unfortunatly. i had my son very young (19) and was in a hellish relationship which made me very ill with depression etc. i truly feel this ruined my time when my son was young and i cannot wait to do things properly this time in a proper happy mature relationship. my son has started high school now its soooo scarey as he is so grown up etc and my mum thinks im crazy to be so desperate to start all over again haha!!! but i cannot wait :-))
god i dont half waffle sorrrrrryyyy lol xxxc
a lap is where they go in thro your belly button and basically they are able to check all your internal organs. tubes.eggs. etc. my friend who i told you about before also had her problems confirmed thro a lap. she had appendix taken out when she was 15. it had blocked one of her tubes and bent the other one. they bent it back during her lap.
maybe you just get offered one if you have had previous surgery or infections etc hun xxxx
Hope you've all had an OK start to the week. Good luck with the scans I hope there are lots of big bouncing follies in there!
I think you're right louimum, you only get a lap if there is a reason they might think there is scar tissue. I had an HSG which identified a polyp which has now been removed through hysteroscopy.
I'm off to get my Day 21 bloods taken on Weds, but its a bit pointless as I didnt ovulate on day 14 - I know as I've been using OPKs. I just got two bars on my CBFM today - yay! - although it's Day 19 I was beginning to lose faith! I'm not sure if the clomid has helped or not though as i sometimes ov around this time on my own, but either way i'm really hoping it goes up to three bars tomorrow.
Working from home sounds good Smiler - I was wondering do you get lonely at all or do you like the peace and quiet? I thought a few years ago about changing jobs (I'm also in finance) and then thought, no I'll stay so i can benefit from decent maternity leave - if i'd known i'd still be trying at this point i think i'd have left. Oh well, hindsight eh?
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