Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday Brought Nightmares

Physical therapy went well enough.  I told my therapist that I wouldn't be able to do a few of the exercises like the leg press as my right ovary was sore and I had an IUI a week ago.  She was okay with that.  Instead I peddled for 20 minutes on the stationary bike.  That hurt my uterus.  Seriously I started with cramping like pain.  Every time I would get up and walk around after that the cramping would start more.

Is it any wonder at 8 dpo when I checked a hpt this morning it was negative?  Maybe it is way too soon but I doubt it.  Not trying to be too negative but the cramping has already started that means not much longer for the period to start.

Last night the nightmares started in.  Yet another symptom of an impending cycle start.  I'm not sure what to do at this point.  I have to wait it all out of course.  I really hate PTSD.  If it isn't my ex doing damage to me in the nightmares it is a family member.  Man I had a f'd up first marriage and a bad childhood.  If I get pregnant I'm going to work hard at being a good mom to my kid.

Yesterday I cancelled the RE appointment that I made over three weeks ago for today.  I didn't think I would be needing it since there wouldn't be anything to see at this point.

I guess I'll test again tomorrow and hope that tonight the good symptoms come back.  Right now I have a nice biting pain in my uterus that comes and goes. 

From Dr. Google:

Implantation after IUI

An IUI pregnancy is the same as a normal pregnancy. The only difference is the process of how the sperm entered the egg. Women who have undergone IUI fertility treatment can expect implantation to occur six to twelve days after ovulation. A pregnancy test conducted any time after this period provides a positive or negative result. A home pregnancy test is 99% accurate when detecting pregnancy. The test is conducted by holding the absorbent tip in the urine flow for five seconds. The test stick should be placed face up in a flat position for two minutes. A plus (+) sign, two red lines or a positive colour indicate pregnancy. Women who received an HCG injection before IUI may get a false positive result. This may require another pregnancy test a few days after.

So I guess what I do know is that the HCG shot is definitely out of my system.  Maybe the pain I'm getting is a good sign?  I won't know until the beta which is next week Tuesday.

If you put up a tree do you put up a star or angel?  If neither what do you put on your tree for a topper if you do put one up?


  1. Just a few more days and you will know one way or the other. Fingers crossed for you.

    1. I've noticed that you and my friend are the only ones that ever post comments. I'm thinking that most of my pregnant followers fell asleep or became disinterested in my annoying whining on the blog.

    2. Well I am a faithful blogger. I do it for all my pregnant and non-pregnant friends :)

  2. *hugs* all I can say is ew. I hate nightmares :C

    Still ishing the best for you!


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