Monday, June 15, 2009

My Friend Fertility Friend

Has it really happened??? This morning my temperature was a whopping 96.6 and Fertility Friend placed lovely dashed cross hairs on my chart and has determined that I ovulated on Friday. Now, I'm not so certain that I agree but I am feeling somewhat hopeful. I'm not quite certain why any of this even matters since we are not trying to conceive given the proven instances of birth defects in mothers taking Coumadin and yet somehow it does matter to me. Perhaps this is the result of spending the last three years either trying to make a baby or being pregnant and now my mind refuses to just rest and not think of either. Or, perhaps it is because I'm still worrying that some doctor will tell me that we can't use estrogen during our frozen embryo transfer cycle and that I will have to rely solely on a natural cycle - which I haven't had since having QT. And, I suppose, a big part of me just wants the comfort of knowing that my body is working the way it is supposed to. After having SB I was breast feeding and despite that my cycle returned to "normal" at around 8 weeks post partum. I am now I think 16 weeks past having QT and have only had a few episodes of spotting so light if I had blinked I would have missed them. I did ask the perinatologist about my missing period and she said there was nothing to worry about so long as I wasn't having any hot flashes. Well, thank goodness I'm not since she then said she would suspect early menopause. I have enough to worry about without adding that in! Actually, I am having what could be the opposite of hot flashes in that my body temperature is quite low, as in below 96 degrees most mornings. The doctor could not shed any light onto why my temp would be so low but she did say to give my body at least six months to get back to normal. It's been four so I suppose I can be patient and give it two more (but I'm hoping I don't have to wait that long).

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