Hi everyone, and thank you to those who commented on my chart issues.
Angela - So glad you are going to get to Ptown for Family Week. I've never been to Family Week, but it sounds like fun. You will be passing close to my house if you drive through SE Mass! Have a great trip. And re your cycle, I'm wishing you a cyle free of those awful "cloments" (clomid moments).
Hopeful - It sounds like you're not enthused about going with someone other than donor #1, so you may just have to endure the stress of the timing. Sounds like you are trying at home, and I applaud that (tried it myself), but I have to say that the best thing about switching to a clinic was that they keep the sperm in deep freeze indefinitely, so if you miss your ovulation, you just wait until the next cycle. Ordering issues are GONE. I'm not suggesting you switch, just letting you know that the weight lifted from me was big.
Carmen -- Good luck in your 2ww!
rs11 - Sorry, I don't know the answer to your question about metformin.
AFM - In answer to some of the questions people asked about my charts: Yes, my last cycle was anovulatory. That's the first time that happened since I started charting. The surge at CD10 was definitely a surge, with smiley. I also used the cheapie strips and they agreed. Though I'm having tests at CD3, they haven't told me I should have an ultrasound. I've asked about a u/s before, and they said it was too soon for me to need it, and that as a result, it wouldn't be covered by insurance and would be very expensive. I'm not sure if they will change their tune about that now. I am going to ask, when I call on CD 1 to make the bloodwork appointment for CD3, about the u/s and progesterone. I'm thinking about how to word my question, because I believe most docs/nurses secretly hate hearing patients imply they know better, especially if their info came from the Internet.
Question: For those of you who have done multiple monitoring appointments per cycle at the clinic/doc, how far do you drive? Am I crazy to use a place that's a 65 minute drive each way? By the time I drive both ways and do the appointment, that's a whole morning away from work every time I go. I'm wondering - is that normal?