Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Plan for November

I owe you all an update! I've been quiet lately on the blog and I'm not sure if we can attribute that to laziness, post-vacation blues, or having approximately nothing positive to talk about.

This is cycle day 26 (I think) and no sign of ovulation. There have, however, been several signs of ovarian failure, including night sweats (fun!) and four consecutive weeks of hugely swollen and sore boobs. Not to mention, you know, the whole failure to ovulate thing.

The good news? I have a plan. It involves taking my regularly scheduled progesterone on November 1st, getting a fake period, then trying another cycle of stims. My RE is not yet aware of these plans, but I think he'll go for it.

I have more faith in this plan than any other. After nearly a year of being diagnosed, and a year and a half of TTC, I have learned that my body only likes to ovulate after fake periods. Because of this, I think my previous two rounds with stims, first with Letrozole and then with Menopur, were doomed to fail. Those cycles did not follow fake periods.

Also, I'm up for a new job at a local company (I think I'm ready to get out of higher ed). I have a second interview next week and I'm really excited about it, despite some nerves about switching insurance. Wish me luck!

13 comments:

  1. Hey new job prospect is super exciting! Good luck on your interview. I think stims following a fake period sounds like a good plan. I'll be rooting for your ovaries!

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  2. I love plans. I am so happy for you. Plans give you hope! We seriously all need hope (even though I have a love/hate relationship with the little bastard... hope). Good luck with the new job! Sounds like you are ready for a change.

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  3. I heart plans. Good luck, lovely!

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  4. I'm liking the plans!

    Good luck on the interview (and the plans).

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  5. Good luck with everything! We always know our bodies better than anyone else (even the REs), so I'm glad you are making plans.

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  6. Sounds like you have a great plan in mind. I hope your RE is on board and that this is it for you! Good luck at your next appointment, and good luck at your job interview!

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  7. wonderful plans...and good luck with the job interview.

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  8. Fabulous plan Jen! I love it! Best of luck!

    Have you looked into the Circle and Bloom mind body programs? I just used their one for egg donation for the recipient and found it so helpful. They really helped me relax and sleep better. They have different ones so check it out!

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  9. Congrats on your interview and your plan! Sending you lots of luck!

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  10. Hello from ICLW. I've had to do a few fake periods in my time too. This summer I had the 100 day cycle from hell.

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  11. Congrats on the job interview and on having a new plan! Sounds like you're moving in good directions. Best of luck!!!

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  12. I came on blogspot, JUST to check on you today. It's been a while, but I'm somehow staying afloat. Law school is keeping me busy. Sorry to hear about the busted cycles, but you know your body! Fingers crossed for you, always :)

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