First of all let me wish all my readers a happy. healthy, and prosperous 2016! This is going to be a big year for me and I’m so excited (and a little bit scared!)
Anyhoo – I’ve taken quite a long break from the blog over the pre-Christmas, Christmas and New Year period. I went on my much anticipated trip to México and Florida and it was AWESOME 🙂 This was (hopefully) my “last hurrah” as a childless person so I made the most of the sun, clubs and tequila in Playa del Carmen and Canún.
So for the last 3 days my morning routine has been to wake up and POAS (fertility forum speak for pee on a stick). Following my “breakthrough” last weekend I’ve been impatient to know what’s been going on inside my body. I called Dr A last Monday to see if we were going to try and monitor my hormones and see if looked like I was going to ovulate and have a “normal” cycle, but her response was to wait and see.
WAIT AND SEE?!?!?!
That’s all I’ve been doing for the past couple of months, and there will be plenty more of that to come once I start TTC in earnest! As you have probably guessed by now I’m no good at waiting… Continue reading
I think the Norethisterone did and trick and I finally had a breakthrough/withdrawal “bleed” on Saturday! Continue reading
So for the first time in a long time I stepped on the scale this morning. OMG.
219lbs! (15st 9lbs). I can’t believe I’ve let myself get this heavy. I’ve put on around 10lbs since I started this blog. I’m 5′ 7″ so this weight puts me well into the “obese” category according to BMI (although I don’t think I look “obese” or as even very “big” – until i see photos).
This is just a very quick update post. It’s now 12 days since my last Provera pill and still no sign of AF 😕.
I am stressed but at this stage I don’t think it should make a difference. What I’m waiting on is an induced bleed as a result of a forced change in hormone levels, a simple chemical reaction. It’s so irritating that it hasn’t happened, I think I’m actually starting to believe that I’m not going to bleed. *Big sigh*
Anyhoo… my GP referred me for an appointment with a gynaecologist at hospital. So, the hospital appointments booking people rang me on Monday to offer me an appointment at my local hospital and the soonest they had was 30th December. What??? There’s no way I could live in limbo that long, wondering what the heck is going on with my body!
Fortunately the lady was able to find an appointment at a different hospital to the one the doctor had specified, so I now have an appointment next Thursday at a central London hospital which happens to be a) 5 mons away from where I work, and b) where I was born!
Fingers crossed something happens with AF between now and then, and they’re able to figure something out at my appointment.
I’m going on holiday in December and I want to go without a massive weight on my shoulders so I can truly relax and enjoy myself. 🌴🌴 If all goes according to plan this will be my last holiday pre-baby!
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.
In the meantime…back to waiting… Continue reading