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    Seems I was right.

    I got a "peak" reading this morning on my FM and and +OPK later today.

    Guess I'll call my doctor tomorrow morning and set my appointment.

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    You have got to be kidding me! DH just found out that we have to move his appointment AGAIN! I'm so fed up with this. We take one step forward and two steps back it seems like. I'm so sick of our jobs getting in the way of this process.

    I'm ending it tomorrow. When I call my doctor and get my appointment, I'm immediately calling the fertility center and setting DH's for the same day and I dare someone to schedule him to be somewhere else that day.

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    I'm frustrated this morning.

    I got my +OPK on Sunday. I got too busy to call my doctor yesterday so I called this morning. I tell them I need to schedule an appointment for my progesterone testing. I get told that they don't schedule you for that, you just come in. So I responded that I was doing what they told me to at my last appointment because they were the ones that told me that the lab person is only there on certain days. The girl on the phone goes "oh yeah, that is righ"

    Then she tells me that I need to come in on cycle day 23. I tell her that won't work because my cycles are 23 to 24 days long. So she puts me on hold and then gets back on and proceeds to tell me that cycle day 1 is the first day of your period and so cycle day 23 would be 23 days later. DUH! I responded that I knew all that, what I was saying was that my cycles are only 23 to 24 days long. So she then says she has to talk to the doctor to see what to do.

    Then she gets back on the phone and tells me I can come in on CD 21, 22 or 23. I choose CD 21.

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    Well DH's swimmers test is rescheduled for the 11th. My progesterone test is also scheduled for the day.

    If anyone dares to schedule any kind of hearing for that day, I may just lose it.

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    It occurs to me that I have never really given any backstory on what brought me to this place. So I am goig to fix that right now.

    I have always had short cycles. In high school it wasn't uncommon for me to have 21 days or less cycles. I just accepted it as normal and didn't question it.

    In college, things got even weirder. By the end of my freshman year, my cycles were down to anywhere from 14 to 18 days. At one point I had a cycle that was so short I was scared enough that I went to the ER. It was there that the doctor suggested I go on BCP to "regulate" my cycles. I saw my mom's OB/GYN (same guy who had delivered me) that summer and proceeded to be on BCPs for the next 9 1/2 years.

    After DH and I married we started TTC about a month after our wedding. My cycles at this point were 25 days long and I really wonder if the reason we got pregnant so quickly was because I had been on BCPs for so long that I had a build of hormones in my body.

    After DD was born, we decided to wait until she was at least a year old to start TTC again. Once she turned 1, we agreed to wait a couple more months before actively trying but to not realy try to avoid either. Then DH got baby fever and in April 2006 we actively started trying again. I started temping, charting, etc.

    Around September 2006 we had had several months of well timed BDing and still no pregnancy. But then I got a BFP and we were thrilled. Unfortunately, a couple of days letter my period started and we were crushed. At that point I bought a fertility monitor and started reading all I could on secondary infertility.

    I've recently begun taking B-6 in an effect to help out my luteal phase length and my doctor has ordered testing to try and pinpoint the deficiency. I have also started researching other possible causes on my own (diabetes, thyroid problems, etc) so that I can be prepared for the next time I meet with him.

    So there is my story in a nutshell.

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    2 WW

    I'm in yet another 2WW. Fertility Friend puts my O date at Monday, the 2nd which is when I calculated as well.

    That would give me an EDD of 12/24/2007.

    Guess we will wait and see.
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    DH had his SA today. It was weird. The room is weird and for some reason we both felt really awkward being there.

    I also went for my blood draw for my progesterone level check. The lab tech was nice, but I don't know that she really believed me when I said that my veins were hard to fine. She stuck me in my left arm and then proceeded to try and gently find the vein. No luck. On to the right arm. She found it there, but now my left arm hurts worse than my right.

    I just want some answers.

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    AF showed yesterday. So I'm on to Cycle 16.

    I called the doctor's office this morning for our test results. They were in but the lab tech hadn't signed off on them yet, so all she would tell me was that my progesterone level was 10.5. She couldn't tell me if that was bad or good and said she would have to call me back after the lab tech signed off on the results.

    I did some quick research and most say that 10.5 is an okay number but that most docs want to see 16 or more. I was 10 dpo when they did the test so I don't know how that will factor into the analysis.

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    Doctor called back on the 16th and gave me the whole rundown.

    DH's numbers weren't good and mine weren't what they wanted to see.

    They are going to call me back to let me know what the next step is going to be.

    On the advice of friends, I am starting DH on a new vitamin regime and restarting mine.

    I'm okay with the process right now. I'm actually starting to be okay with seeing BFPs. I know that in the end either we will or won't get pg again but that we will most likely adopt and I am okay with that.

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    Just talked to my doctor's office.

    DH and I have an appointment on 5/2 to talk to my doctor to come up with a plan for my next step. The medical assistant seem surprised that I wasn't already on Clomid given my progesterone levels.

    She said that more than likely we will repeat my progesterone test and then if the level is the same or lower he will start me on Clomid. She also said that DH will likely be referred to a urologist, which will just totally not make his day.

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