crazyrunningmama - I'm the same way... my PMS symptoms start a week to a week and 1/2 ahead of time... which makes it really hard sometimes to figure out when she'll come!!
So, I got the call yesterday from the office, and I got information that stressed dh and me out, although I think that I really knew it was going to happen this way. We were going to take a vaca to FL to see his Aunt and Uncle, and in fact we are supposed to be driving his Aunt back to FL. All this was going to fall during the week of our 6 year Wedding Anniversary (june 22 is 6 yrs for us). So, can you guess where I'm going?
I started BCP's last night, and I'll take them through the 19th, starting my higher dose of lupron on the 13th. Then, of course, once I have a bleed I have to get my baseline u/s... which I'm figuring my bleed will probably come the 22 or 23rd based on my past history w/bcp's. We were supposed to leave for FL early morning the 21st. So, now I have no idea what I'm going to do. They're thinking starting stims on the 26th, and my first u/s will be on day 3 b/c of all my past probs, which means the 29th, but that's a Sunday, so probably the 28th or 30th.
We were really looking forward to this vacation. We both needed it, not just away from the stresses of work and home, but of course, the stress that we've been under with IF and IVF. BUT, the question that everyone but no one wants to ask? Neither one of us is really willing to put off a cycle. With all that we've been through (IVF starting back in Jan, and still not even an ER or ET!!!) we just can't stand the thought of taking a cycle off.... especially since my cycle's run about 5.5 to 6 weeks, depending... which would put me off until august for starting the next cycle of IVF, and that is if everything timed right.... so we mentioned it without really saying those words and agreed that the situation sucks because we don't want to take off a cycle or not take a vacation.... I just don't know what to do, and dh was SOOOO upset last night.
He blames himself for us even going through this, and the way he was acting last night I was blaming myself for the timing of my cycle. Stupid, right? I just feel so out of control and it made me feel SOOOO much worse when I realized how badly he was taking it and stressing out about it. There's no winning combination here... and then I can't help but think to myself, what if we don't do vacation and then it gets canceled again because I fly tooo high? Then what? We're out on both things!!!!!!