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    Original post date 03/19/07:

    I have all my charts printed out and organized into a little file to take with me. (Yeah, I'm a little obsessive compulsive. lol)

    Of course I got a wonderful yeast infection over the weekend from the lovely antibiotics I was on for my sinus infection, so that should make my appointment even more fun.

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    Original post date 03/20/07:

    I love my doctor. He is so wonderful and so proactive.

    Appointment went well. At the start of it he asked if I had any concerns and I told him about how we had been trying for a year and that my charts, tests, etc all pointed to well-timed intercourse with no results. He then asked if I was having 28 day cycles and I said no I was having 24 day cycles like I have always had. He said that my cycles may be too short (which I agreed with) and that the problem may lie in my luteal phase length (which I also agreed with). He seemed like he was glad that I knew a little of what he was talking about already.

    He asked what day I was O'ing on according to my charts and if it was around day 14. I told him that it varied anywhere from day 10 to 14. He asked if I was using O kits and I said yes so he immediately suggested testing my progesterone levels this coming cycle to confirm whether or not I am actually ovulating. He said that if that test came back within normal limits then he would schedule me for a test that would shoot dye (his words lol) into my tubes to make sure they weren't blocked. He also said we needed to make sure the problem wasn't with DH and he wants to do that ASAP so as to save me from unnecessary testing. So we will schedule that appointment on Thursday since the fertility center that we will be using is only open from 7:30 to 2:30 on M, T, TH & F and DH is in court right now so I can't schedule it without him.

    I feel so much better about things. I knew that I liked him from when I was pg with Dani and from everything that he did when all hell broke loose with her delivery but today just confirms it.

    So our next step is to test DH's swimmers and my progesterone levels 7-9 days after my O kits tell me I have O'd.

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    I was a little worried about what DH would say about his testing because he is always avoidng the doctor, but when I saw him right before he went to court as we were crossing paths yesterday, he said we would call first thing Thursday to get his appointment. That definitely made me feel better.

    On a different note, I checked out the instructions for my fertility monitor to determine what the deal was with the constantly "high" readings this cycle. Turns out it is normal since I missed three tests when I was puking my insides out two weeks ago.

    Oh and on a whim I took a HPT today and of course it was a BFP.

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    My battery died in my thermometer today. So I guess I'll be going on a scavenger hunt tomorrow for a new battery. Good thing this is the end of a cycle and not in the middle. My chart for this month is a mess what with me being sick two weeks ago and now this.

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    Well AF arrived today. Go figure a 23 day cycle. How lovely. I'm guessing the testing is going to show that the problem lies squarely with me.

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    Now that I have a little break I'm going to write more.

    I found my other thermometer last night before bed. I guess it is a good thing that I did and that I temped this morning since AF came on full force this morning.

    I had some spotting yesterday, but I just chalked it up to my exam on Tuesday and the YI. Guess I should have known better.

    I'm starting to come to grips with it all. I'm glad that my doctor took me seriously and didn't want to wait and see. I'm also glad that in about two weeks we should at least have some preliminary answers.

    Finally, I'm grateful for all my friends. The ones that have given me such support during this and the ones that have offered their shoulders to cry on. For those of you reading this that fall into those categories you really will never know just how gratful I am to have you all in my life.

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    DH's appointment is scheduled for the 28th at 8 am. The woman was really nice and explained everything to me on the phone. She said that she can have the results back in as little as 3 hours, so that made me feel good.

    We don't know if our insurance will pay or not, so we have to pay for the test upfront. The cost wasn't as bad as I thought it was and if the isnurance does cover it, the money we pay will just be applied to our fertility testing deductible and we will be over half way there on it at that point.

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    I read this Bible passage today:

    “For I know the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope." Jeremiah 29:11

    I immediately felt a sense of calmness concerning this journey. I have always believed that God knows what he is doing. I just think every now and again I need a little reminder that my life is going according to his plan not mine.

    There is a reason for this struggle DH and I are experiencing. We may not know the reason right now, but the Lord does and when we have learned what we are to learn or gained what we are to gain, we will be delivered from this heartbreak.

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    Ugh, appointment has been moved to Thursday, April 5th.

    Our work got in the way of tomorrow's appointment. DH has to be in a hearing first thing in the morning and since the testing office is an hour from our work/home location, we had to reschedule.

    But the upside is that we will likely end up getting our first rounds of tests done fairly close together.

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    Ya know I should have known.

    It appears my +OPK is going to come over the weekend. Which means I can't call the OB until Monday morning. BLAH!

    FM has been at "High" the past two days, but I've had 2 -OPKs the past two days, so I'm betting the "Peak" reading and the +OPK will come this weekend.

    Oh well, he said we would test something like 7-9 days after the +OPK so we can still get it down in time if I call Monday.

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