…The anticlimax

So sorry for leaving you hanging! I finally had the gynae appointment last week and it was a little bit of a roller coaster of a day, I needed some time to wind down and process afterwards, and then things got busy with work…but I’m back with my update although to be honest it’s a bit of an anticlimax.

I went to Guy’s Hospital in London for the appointment and I was pleased that I had an early appointment before the clinic had a change to start running late. The appointment letter had said to allow up to 3 hours as they’d try and do any investigations on the day if they could, so I dragged my mum along to keep me company, but I didn’t end up being there anywhere near that long Continue reading

It’s a waiting game

It feels so weird not to have posted in almost a week. When I started blogging I had so much to say in order to give my backstory, and because I was going through various investigations.

Now it’s gone all quiet because I’m waiting…. and waiting… and waiting to see if Aunt Flo is going to turn up. I have 2 more days on Provera (progesterone) after today and the bleed is supposed to come once I stop taking it (although I’ve had a teeeeeeny bit of brown spotting the last few days).

I’m also waiting for the doctor to call me back. If you remember, Dr B was stumped last week after all my hormone level tests came back normal, and she wanted to consult with the other doctors at the surgery – in particular Dr A who’s trained in gynaecology. The weekly “practice meeting” takes place on Wednesday afternoons so hopefully I’ll get a call from her tomorrow.

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I’ve baffled the doctor!!

Latest non-development in the Case of the Disappearing Periods.

Yesterday I anxiously waited for my 7:50pm appointment with the GP to get the results of my blood tests. My usual doctor (Dr A) is off taking some personal time, so for the last couple of appointment when I’ve gone for blood results I’ve seen Dr B (who is very nice).

The blood tests were for a whole host of things since, so far, PCOS, suspected Premature Ovarian Failure (POF/early menopause), and any obvious ovary/womb irregularities have been rule out by the investigations so far. So last week they took 3 tubes of blood to run 5 tests, and today I went for my results… everything came back normal.

Now, while this may initially sound like cause to jump up and down screaming “Yay! I’m normal!! :-)” I’m not. Continue reading

Starting over (charting)

I ran out of space on my fertility chart! I reached day 35 and found that I had nowhere else to go – a normal cycle is 22(ish)-35 days and I have now passed that mark.

Through September I have had the weirdest chart. Temperature is supposed to be relatively steady but kinda low in your early cycle then, after the LH surge that marks ovulation, your temperature should rise a bit and stay a little higher until your period. Well my chart looks like a (very messy) roller coaster! Continue reading

Results are in! Pt 1.

This won’t be a long post. I just wanted to keep you updated on what’s happening with the investigations into “The Case of the Disappearing Periods”.

My GP ordered a slew of blood tests following my ultrasound scans that indicated anovulation (no ovulation). I went for a progesterone blood test 7 days after ovulation was supposed to have occured, since a progesterone test can be used to confirm whether ovulation did/did not occur. Continue reading

Watching and waiting – late ovulation?

Is she coming?
Is she coming?

I have spent my weekend on tenderhooks waiting and wondering whether Aunt Flo is going to grace me with her presence this cycle (well technically to start a new cycle).

She was officially due on Sunday, but since my cycles range from 24-26 days I was looking out for her any day from Friday. I know when you’re waiting for something and watching for it like a hawk it takes ages (“a watched kettle never  boils”), but following my appointment with the doc a week ago I have forms here for 6 blood tests to be done on CD2. I’m not a massive fan of walk-in clinics so I tried to be pro-active by booking appoints for Saturday and this morning (if Sunday had been CD2 I’d just have to have tested CD3). So of course…nothing!
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