Kinza, abstract, thank you both for your input. I feel really lost in all this. My OBGYN is the one I had for the 2nd half of my last pregnancy (we were in a different country for the 1st half) and birth. I thought he seemed fine, very practical (well, maybe a bit too practical). I'm not sure how much he's dealt with couples who are having trouble conceiving. No matter how I tried to convince him, he wouldn't so much as even do testing until we hit the 1 year mark (we're at 8 months; April will be 1 year). I'm not really excited to be pumped full of drugs, but I would like to be taken seriously when I say something is off with my body right now. And I would like to ovulate at a more reasonable time. What I do not like so much is to be lectured on how I just need to relax.
I e-mailed a doctor who is known as the fertility expert in my area, explaining my situation and asking if he would advise anything. We'll see what he says.
And I am happy to say I got a + OPK this afternoon! CD28. Hopefully, my body can follow through this time. It's already stalled twice this cycle.
Oh, and abstract, do you have a chart I could see? My temps also seem kind of low, I think. I've been wondering why. Might be interesting to compare.
Sweet.Bee--I don't get some of these doctors. Why force people to wait until the magical 12-month-mark? Especially when someone thinks something is up. Don't we get any credit for knowing what goes on with our bodies? Bah. Sorry, girlie.
Just lurking lately, trying to have a good weekend and not get too sad about ttc
MBA - glad you are feeling better.
Somebody who works at my moms assisted living asked me if I had a name for a girl yet
I wanted to say "yea but I just had a miscarriage after ttc for two years, and had a name for that baby so I am not sure if I want to name the next baby the same name, if there will be a next baby"
I just want a baby before my mom dies. I just want her to meet the baby and be well enough to hold her/him.
Sorry for no personals. I am feeling sad and self-absorbed.
rcr--I'm sorry you're having a hard time right now.
Good luck for a painless hsg tomorrow!
Nope, he wouldn't even look at my charts. He thinks they are pretty useless and blood tests are a better way to tell if someone is ovulating. I totally disagree, I get tons of info from my charts. My long cycles are definitely due to PCOS though. I don't really hang out on the long cycles thread because on the clomid, my cycles are pretty normal length, and I usually O CD16-18 on clomid.
Again with the doctors.
IUI tooooddaaaaaayyy! DH is there right now, probably still sitting in the waiting room. He's been texting me all the sexual references in the music playing in the waiting room because given why he's there, it's quite amusing :) My favorite was "Here Comes Santa Claus." ha!
LOL! At least he's having fun with it, right? Good good luck today with the IUI!
AFM: I had my appointment with the RE today. He found charting quaint and amusing. He said I had no idea when I ovulated or even if I did at all. He said that ovulation after day 18 was much too late--there could be no babies from this. He focused completely on my husband's diabetes. He wrote me a scrip for metformin and clomid 100 mg. But he's sure I have PCOS because of my "wildly erratic cycles," delayed ovulation, high testosterone, high cholesterol, and high blood glucose levels. I'm kind of irritated (can anyone tell?) because I have specifically asked two gynecologists in two years about PCOS and my blood sugar. Ignored. But at least the RE with the bad bedside manner and totally wrong information took this seriously.
So, I guess the visit was a success, because he is suggesting a few things we can do to try to avoid IVF. He thinks we are "acceptable" candidates for IUI. Of course, he wants to delay lap surgery because my chronic pelvic pain may not mean endometriosis, and could be just chronic cramping. Because apparently 22 years of cramps can be perfectly normal. I really don't believe a word this man says, but I don't need to--he'll do the lap first if I want it, and he's given me something to get my blood sugar down, and he can shoot my husband's semen into my uterus whether he trusts charting or ultrasounds. I know I could look for a new RE, but he's the best in this area. I'm in a really bad mood, and I don't know why. The doctor said everything I expected him to, nothing new. I guess I just don't like him. But that's ok.