Hello, ladies. Welcome, newbies.
Well, today was CD 40
and I've had a
blood test on Tuesday, then another
(urine) today at the naturopath's office. So I don't think I'm preggo this time, just really
late. I've never had a cycle go on and on and on like this before. I've never missed a period except with I was pg. I am still having sticky to creamy CM, menstral type cramps on and off and sore nipples. (Doesn't help that DD is a 3 yr .old nurse-o-matic.)
I decided to go to the naturopath today because the OB/GYN office where I had the blood test kind of p****d me off. I felt like they were kind of blowing me off like I was imagining the symptoms. Even if my case wasn't particularly unusual to them, it sure as heck is unusual to me
and I have been very upset about it. So I am just frustrated that they didn't seem to care once they got the negative result. OK, she's not pg. No worries. Well, I am OK with not being pg, but I would really like to know what in the world is going on with my body?!
I have never had a cycle like this and they are always very regular.
The ND had me pee in a cup (which of course DD thought was hilarious). As I expected, the test was negative. She didn't really give me any difinitive answers as to what was going on, but at least she listened to my concerns and confusion and treated me like a whole person. I get so tired of the typical medical professionals being so impersonal and seemingly uncaring.
At least my ND gave me several ideas of things that can delay a cycle and explained why she didn't think I needed to worry about things. She read over my FF charts which helped to put us at least on the same page. And she checked my abdomen when I asked just to make sure the ovaries didn't seem weird or anything.
Of course, my "prescription" is to relax, maybe meditate a bit and get a massage. I feel like I can finally do
that now since I don't feel like I am totally on my own here with regards to doctors.
I guess I just feel like if I want a completely impersonal + or - with no follow-up to what may actually be going on, I could save time and money and POAS. My co-pay for the clinic was about the same price as 3 FRER tests.
OK. I will get off my
and end this rant. Now I guess I am just counting days and recording signs on FF. Still not absolutely positive if I've ovulated or not. I think from here, I'll just track things on FF to keep a record and not actively TTC for awhile. I kind of need a break from the stress of TTC.
But I'll probably still hang out here a bit. We're not going on birth control at this point or anything and I want to see how everyone else is doing!