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July 18th, 2013 06:00 PM #1826Member
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hi everyone - i haven't posted in a while but have been trying to keep track of this thread and all the goings on: welcome to the new members, congrats on the bfp's and sending thoughts, strength and sympathy to the bfn's. as always, thanks everyone for sharing your experiences and offering support and advice.
just wanting to give a quick update on me (also, for those new members i'm 35, live in canada, been with my man for 10 years, been ttc properly since may, had missed periods and irregular cycle over the last year but seemed to be back on track more or less). so last month i was whining on this forum about using the wondfo strips for the first time and never seeing a positive for my whole cycle and getting pretty worried that i wasn't ovulating (especially due to my history of missed periods etc.). decided to chill out on it all for this cycle rather than start making doctors appointments and buying expensive digital opk's etc. also took the good advice of some feedback on this forum that i should be testing twice a day with the wondfo strips. so i relaxed, and only starting testing with wondfo around cd 13 and without much effort and just tried not to think about it too much. bd'ed every other day starting on cd 13. much to my pleasant surprise and relief i got the positive opk on the morning of cd 19 (july 14th). bd'ed cd 19, 20, 21. my cycles have been around 31 days long, so the timing makes sense. i think my problem now is that i'm feeling all confident now that i've seen the positive opk and we did the deed at the appropriate times....but that's good i guess because usually i'm a pessimist and i think relaxing and not stressing about this or that is so important with this stuff. that being said..i worry that my luteal phase is too short...or that i missed my window as we weren't able to bd until the evening of the day i got the positive opk...or that a positive opk does not necessarily mean i'm ovulating....or that, like millions of women, having a positive opk and doing the baby dance accordingly can often result in nothing more than a BFN. sigh. just trying to enjoy summer, family friends and good health and also the freedom of being kid-free (for now, hopefully haha). thanks for letting me share my update. sending good thoughts out to you all!
July 18th, 2013 07:56 PM #1828Senior Member
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- Apr 2013
Good luck butterflykisses and veequiles!
Loveday, so glad to hear that you got a positive OPK! That is good news and it sounds like you have a good chance this month, so good luck!
Today is CD14 for me and I have been spotting. I am hoping it is ovulation bleeding, so I used my first OPK test this afternoon. Negative. So I'll try again later tonight and tomorrow.
July 18th, 2013 08:37 PM #1830Member
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- Jun 2013
Hi guys, thought I'd check in since I've been lurking around. Not that I have too much to report.
I worry that it's hard to remember who I am since I haven't uploaded a photo. So to recap: 35 years old, TTC since August 2012, got pregnant in April, miscarried in June and now working out health issues that I only realized I had after the miscarriage- hypothyroid and low platelets.
I've been on Synthroid since July 4th and so far it's been fine as far as I can tell-no difference one way or another. Yesterday I finally got in to see the hematologist regarding my platelets. He just drew blood and can't tell me anything about what my situation is until the results come back next week.
But the visit was upsetting. It was in the oncology floor of a hospital, which was unnerving. The the doctor just seemed really interested in the science of it all, rather than being reassuring. Like he seemed kind of thrilled that I had hypothyroidism and low platelets because he had written a paper years ago about them being related. He explained that autoimmune imbalances were rather unspecific--so your immune system often creates antibodies that attack both your thyroid and your platelets. Like he expected me to be like, 'wow, isn't medical science fascinating?!' when I'm recalling thinking, 'Shit, so what other vital part of my body is it attacking?! And will it attack my baby if I manage to get pregnant again?' Plus he mentioned that he wouldn't be surprised at all if this caused my miscarriage.
So that was yesterday, and today I'm really tired and sad and can't get out of bed. All the bad feelings from my miscarriage came flooding back. Ugh.
I guess it's weird for me to be on this thread as I'm not TTC until we figure out if all this is sorted properly. But it feels nice to follow everyone's trials, tribulations and successes.
Andie--I hope it is ovulation bleeding!
July 18th, 2013 09:01 PM #1832Senior Member
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- Apr 2013
Daisychain, I was just thinking about you this afternoon! I'm glad that you are on Synthroid, that is a great start (what dose are you on?). And I'm sure the doctors will figure things out and you will be just fine soon enough! But, I am so sorry to hear how sad you are right now. Totally understandable. I feel overwhelmed and drained after doctor's appointments (sorry your doctor wasn't very reassuring), too, plus you have very recently suffered a loss. Sending you hugs! I hope tomorrow is a better day. Also, you are totally welcome to hang out here even if you aren't TTC yet - I consider the prep phase just as valid as the actual process. At least, that's how I justify having been on here since April even though I'm still technically in the prep phase.
Another negative OPK tonight. No biggie. I just consider this as data collection!
July 18th, 2013 10:55 PM #1834
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!
@maggiefromcanada Haha, thanks .
@sarahmezz Sorry this wasn't your month, really hope August is your month! What a wonderful anniversary gift that would be.
@daisychain I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope all your health issues are resolved soon, and that you get to talk to a more compassionate doctor next time. At least he's excited about your case, though, maybe that means he will be able to help you more?
Today I had a couple random waves of nausea which really has me hoping hard that I will see a positive test this weekend. At the same time I feel a bit nervous. If this happened so easily, what is going to go wrong down the road? Silly, I know, but I'm that person who's always waiting for the other shoe to drop. Even sillier, I feel kind of like I'm missing out on the true experience of TTC! And guilty because I know so many women who have fertility issues and had to try so hard to get pregnant, yet it seems I got it the first try. I wish I could spread some of my luck and baby dust around!
Ugh, I'm sick of feeling things for tonight. Time for some mindless video games with DH.TTC #1!
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