Gumblossom, so glad to hear the surgery went smoothly and especially that you're feeling okay emotionally! Thinking muchly of you... ((( hugs )))
Fuller2, I meant to thank you for your earlier post about your experience of your first pregnancy (when your marriage fell apart while you were pregnant)... I had a similar experience, and it's good to connect with other mamas who have been there. As for your ovarian/tubal pain, so sorry you're going through this! I've had lots of ovarian cysts, and it does sound remarkably like one of those. I've had them wake me up at night and land me in the emergency room... and even then, they have not required surgery. Thinking of you and hoping this all turns out just fine.
Kristin, I had the same question when doing cd3 testing a year ago. My RE told me that cd1 is the first day of full, bright red flow, regardless of what time of day it happens. I do seem to recall that I had one cycle which started very late at night, and the RE nurse told me to count the next day as cd1. Was your late-night bleeding more like spotting, brown or pink, or was it a full bright-red flow?
AFM, I'm glad my last post resonated with many of you! I love that we can share experiences and be here for each other like that. I feel like there are other posts out there I'm wanting to respond to, but I only have this minute right now. For those who were discussing menstrual clots earlier... I've been looking into them, because this cycle (which I believe is the release of another chemical pregnancy) is so full of them, and larger than I've ever seen. I learned that from a western perspective, clots are said to be caused when bleeding happens so fast and so heavily that the body doesn't have time to release anti-coagulant into the uterus. (Also from a western view) they can also be caused when there is stagnation because of a narrowed cervical passage, which happens when our estrogen is low. Very interesting that on at least one of these points ("stagnation"), there is eastern/western agreement. A rare and welcome moment of synchronicity!
Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend! Love, LitMama