love, life, and the pursuit of liberation
even though we do know that miracles can happen, i’m being realistic and looking to the future. tonight i filled out all my paperwork for an RE and i’m actually feeling excited about going down that road. the constant guesswork and timing issues will hopefully be assuaged by going to someone who has the tools to monitor me. as each cycle has proven, no cycle is alike, so i feel like i have no real pattern to work from.
this is my summation of what is going on with me (i think):
1- the clearblue fertility monitor is set to the user’s specific hormone levels. so i’m getting a “high” instead of a “peak” because it’s comparing to my previous month’s “peak” levels. so why this level may be high enough to trigger a “positive” on a generic opk, it’s not triggering it (or triggering it too late) on the fertility monitor.
2- if the previous scenario is accurate, it can explain why i’m going straight from low to peak. it can also explain why when i looked at the test sticks out of the monitor on day 18, it showed two dark lines (which it usually does with my “peak”) but the monitor is still “high.”
either way, i have no clear indication of when i’m ovulating– is the generic or the fertility monitor truly accurate for me??
so that’s why i have no ticker this month. i don’t know if i’m 2 days or 5 days post ovulation. i’m not going to even try. if i have no period by next saturday the 27th, then i’ll test. i’m just hoping and praying that i can get in to see this RE before my next cycle starts. a good thing is that he has IUI as part of the monitoring cycle 🙂
i welcome all feedback. thanks ladies