Wednesday, February 29, 2012
12 dpo, Nothing Yet
Last night the stress of everything got to be a bit too much and I started with chest pains. Yeah, so not fun. I like to plan. Right now I can't do a thing but sit there and wait staring out the window or finding something to numb my mind. I can't make a grocery list of things to buy for J to pack up. Things that I know he'll need like an all-in-one body wash because I don't know when he has to pack out and leave. I don't even know if he'll be going to an area where they have real showers. Our Exchange sells dry shampoo for a reason.
On the fertility front, its now cycle day 22 and I'm 12 days past ovulation. Usually I would have shown a faint second line by now. I normally run a 25-28 day cycle so I still have time to show one way or the other. Oh and I'm damn well scared that I might actually be pregnant and have to go this alone considering we all know that I'll be on bed rest with my hypertension and with no one around that can be at my beck and call. Well okay its not like J would have been at my beck and call but if something went wrong he would have only been four miles away not thousands of miles away like he will be now.
Can you believe that within a half hour of starting the endometrin I had cramping and really bad nausea? I never had it that bad before. I was shaking, cold and felt like I was going to hurl. When I used it last IVF I must have transitioned from one hormone to the endometrin without much of a second glance because I really don't remember shaking, being cold or wanting to hug the toilet. A bit of nausea last cycle but not like this. Anyhow the endometrin slime has started again. In a few days I'll know if I have to continue with this or if this natural cycle of two follicles on the left ovary failed me. I realize that at my age my eggs are pretty much rotten, still its nice to know that I can ovulate on my own.
While J is deployed I'll be coming to grips with the fact that I will never have a biological child of my own if this cycle has failed. We will be deciding on the egg donor route or none at all and just closing up shop. I need time to grieve for the three recent miscarriages and the one I had years ago. I just need time to re-evaluate where I'm going in life and see where I should go from here.