Jean: I hope you have a great visit with your family! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your sister. I miss having family nearby.
Mary: how'd you manage with the tropical storm? I saw it spawned sone tornadoes.
AFM: first day of summer vacation! Yay! But my chart is weird this cycle... I'm not ovulating. Over the past few months (when I wasn't temping) I had the suspicion that I wasn't ovulating. The weird thing is on CD15, when I normally O, I had awful cramping that I thought was O pains. I was doubled over from them. It was like that last month, too.
Elizabeth, we've just had a lot of rain from it so far. Yay for summer vacation! I'm enjoying it myself, no having to rush out the door early in the morning Sorry about your weird cycle, that is strange that you had o cramps like you were o'ing, but didn't have sustained higher temps. Do you think your temps could be reading lower for some other reason?
Re: ttc, I'm out this month, my temp went back down this morning and I started heavy spotting.
In more exciting news, I just started my own business! I'll be selling purses, wallets, organizational totes, thermal totes, etc., in fashionable designs/colors. I'm a purse-a-holic, so this is perfect for me
Boo being out for this month. We're actually on hold right now because of the back issues but it kills me! I just keep thinking "what if this would have been our month?" I know you girls understand.
Oh and your purse business sounds awesome! I have an affinity to bags myself. I haven't really purchased any in a while, though. There isn't a very good selection up here.
AFM: I haven't had anything really change to make me have a lower temperature. The room temperature has stayed the same. IDK. I did have a ton of EWCM earlier today which is so strange- I hardly ever get any EWCM. And my "ton" is probably a tiny bit compared to most people... but maybe it means something. Not that I can act on it. But at least if I O late I won't have AF when I drive to Montana to visit my parents. So, that's a mark in the win column.
Mary - I'm sorry that you are out this month. Me too, although I'm not surprised. CD 1 here. I'm glad the storm hasn't been too bad for you. My sis and bil have no power at the moment, but otherwise are doing ok. But the weather may mess with their flights for getting up here later in the week! My baby sis was supposed to be staying with a bunch of her college girlfriends at a condo on Anna Maria Island this week...definitely a bummer on that one, too . "Debbie" is a real pain! Congrats on the new business! That sounds awesome! I love all that kind of stuff...I have way too many bags, but I can never resist!
Elizabeth - I know exactly what you mean...every month you have to skip, you wonder if that was the perfect egg. Odd that you aren't ovulating, but getting such terrible O pains. Not fair, either! Not having AF for the drive to Montana would definitely be good. How long of a drive is that for you?
AFM - Like I said, CD 1. Talked to the nurse at the RE today...b/w on day 3, then day 21. Then next day 1 we start the IVF cycle. We're still trying on our own for this last cycle...we should be in the Bahamas on vacation when O comes, so "trying" shouldn't be an issue. Otherwise, a quiet day here. We had wicked thunderstorms this morning that traumatized our poor, skittish greyhound. But, it is SO much cooler now! I made BBQ chicken and zucchini on the grill tonight. Yum! Not exciting, but I'll take it!
Jean! Yay for starting IVF next cycle! I can't imagine how nervewracking and intense that must be. I'll definitely be keeping my fingers crossed for you. I was wondering if the weather was going to hinder your family's trip. Hopefully it doesn't dampen their travelling plans at all. And ooh Bahamas! Sounds lovely. I hope you have an awesome vacation!
AFM: Our drive is about 17 hours. It's not horrible, but so long. I was worried because we are going camping in Glacier Nat'l Park for a few days while I'm there and I definitely didn't want AF then! I'm looking forward to seeing Mom and Dad, but I need to get through Ainsley's birthday and our school's graduation ceremonies first.
Elizabeth - I know what you mean, I don't like having AF on long trips, either, especially if camping is involved. So yay for o'ing later!
Jean - I can feel AF coming on here, too, so it will be CD 1 very shortly for me, too. How exciting about starting an IVF cycle! Though I actually hope you guys can do it on your own during your trip to the Bahamas so you don't even have to mess with the whole IVF thing. Ooooo that trip sounds so nice. Hope it will be loads of fun! LOL @ your poor Greyhound. I used to have a Whippet and he was like that, too. Glad you made it through the storms okay. Sorry the weather in FL is messing up your sister's plans. It seems to be improving here, at least for now. The sun is shining and no rain so far today. I'm sure there's more to come, though. Debby is a slow mover and will be slowly tracking toward us and then over us and won't arrive until Sat.
Elizabeth - That is quite a drive! Camping sounds awesome...especially without the witch along for the trip! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AINSLEY!!!!
Mary - Sorry to hear that AF is on her way. My mom has a Whippet mix that is also exactly the same way with storms (and fireworks!) Just seems to go with the territory I guess. I'm really hoping we manage to get it on our own on our trip (and have it be sticky!) But, I'm not holding my breath on it, and am just going to go and have a wonderful time. I've been stressing the whole IVF thing...I really didn't want to do it. But, I'm feeling more at peace with it at this point. Talked with the nurse and the fertility pharmacy folks today to get things ordered. Yikes!
That Debbie is a real pest down there! I know you need the rain, but not by the foot!! We're still waiting to see what happens with the travel plans. The Skyway bridge over Tampa Bay has been closed for a few days, which has made my sister's commute to work really difficult. Time for Debbie to "do" somewhere else!
Otherwise, quite day here. Breezy and comfy. Grilled again tonight. Nothing else exciting...which can be a nice thing!
Sorry I haven't been around! Just been so busy, and things have been crazy. Debby may have only give us rain, but she snagged us a few days after she was gone--all the rain softened up a tree in our yard and it fell... on my VAN!!!! Long story short, it totaled it, and the insurance paid for it. THANK THE DEAR LORD we weren't IN the van when it fell (it fell right over my DD's car seat) and there was glass EVERYWHERE. We are now in the process of looking for another vehicle, and in the meantime, I'm still trying to work my business! So thankful my MIL has been letting me borrow her van, and sometimes I'll borrow my DH's truck, but his a/c is broken so I try to avoid that when I can, lol.
How is everyone? What's the latest and greatest?
Hi Mary! I wrote a whole really long post the other day but accidentally deleted it so I gave up... Lol
Ohmygoodness! I can't believe that about the van! I'm so glad that it's being covered and no one got hurt!
Things have taken a huge nosedive for me. I went to Montanato visit my folks and my back completely fell apart. The first few days I was okay, but by the Fourth of July I could not sit, stand, or walk. I called DH to come get me so I could make it back to Canada but I was too bad off to travel. So two days in the hospital and by the grace of God we made it home today. I have my MRI on Thursday and hopefully the wait won't be too long to see the surgeon. The doctor I saw said the type of pain I'm having now is usually a sign that I don't have much time left before permanent damage occurs. So now I'm on steroids, Valium, and Percocet, but will probably head to our hospital tomorrow since the docs in America just gave me enough meds to make it home.
Also, I guess this officially takes me out of the TTC Circuit for a while but I hope you don't mind me sticking around. My last two cycles were annovulatory, so I think I have some decent ammo to get tested for PCOS now. I'm hoping if that's the case I can start metformin or whatever so when this back issue is taken care of I can TTC right away.
Anywho, that's all I can handle to type right now. Miss you girls! I've been meaning to say how much this board means to me right now. I know there's only a few of us, but I don't feel like I fit in anywhere else. Okay.... Yawn.... Gotta go sleep!
Oh Elizabeth! I am so sorry about your back! I will definitely be praying for you
Do you have a laptop you can type on while lying down, or at least an IPhone? I hope they can get your back taken care of pronto! I don't mind at all if you post here, I will try my best to check in more often since I know you're wanting to chat here. I don't really feel like I fit in anywhere much anymore either--even though we aren't preventing, we sure aren't "trying" anymore either, iykwim.
We haven't found another vehicle yet, we haven't had much time to look. We did find something on Craigslist and got in touch with the owner, but it's in another state and we'd have to pay over $200 for the title transfer. She said she would come down on the price, so if we can't find anything else, we might get that one.