Saturday, March 21, 2009

It wasn't all in my head

I was a little extra baffled at my clinic yesterday. I knew the nurse that I have pretty much exclusively communicated with lately and sent in my blood work order was going to be off so I wanted to call in just to let the other nurse know that my blood work should be coming in about 1:30 or 2 and if she could please call me and let me know the results before the end of the day.

So I call to leave that message with the receptionist that morning and no one answers. I figure she's just busy and I'll call back again later. I ended up calling about 4 times that morning from 8:30 to 11:00 and finally gave up and left a voice mail. Either the clinic was crazy all morning and no one could get to the phones (which is what they always tell me, but when ever I show up it always seems like I'm the only one in the waiting room) or maybe they were closed for some reason.

And I expected them to be out of there by 2:00 on Fridays anyhow. So when 3:30 had rolled around, I thought I'd call them on a whim, just so that I knew they were gone and I could stop worrying about it for the rest of the day.

Well what do you know, someone answered the phone, and the nurse was right there and took my call immediately, and she had already called the lab to see where the blood work was but they told her it wouldn't be done till about 4 and she would call them back then.

Wow. Sometimes my clinic surprises me, not only were they there and planning on staying the whole day, but they were on top of it. Not exactly perfect, but good enough.

So a lot of good getting your blood work processed 'STAT' does. By the way, I saw the STAT checked and highlighted on the paperwork sent with my sample, so I know it should have been handled correctly.

And about 4:30 I got the call, 13.1!!! I freakin did do it. All those symptoms weren't in my head. And 13.1 isn't bad for a nonmedicated cycle from what I understand so I'm pretty happy with that.

I said I wasn't going to test, and I mostly meant it. I promise not to test till AF should have shown on her own. I'm not really expecting something out of this cycle anyhow and there's no sense in wasting pee sticks on it. My LP last cycle was actually a full 16 days (I know, WOW), so that means I'm not testing till 17 days or 3/30.

I may not be expecting much out of this cycle, but I'm still pretty pleased with myself. Ovulating on CD 16, that's the closest thing to normal my reproductive system has ever done. Was it from being on clomid last cycle, metformin, acupuncture, something else? I guess we'll never know, but I'm happy with it. The one thing I know for certain is that my RE will try to back my clomid dosage down next cycle now, but maybe I won't be so resistive to it this time.


Michelle said...

That is really great news!! I've always been told that over 10 is great for a natural cycle. They want to see over 15 for medicated. So your numbers sound great.
How long have you been on the met? I've heard that in a lot of cases that in itself can work after a few months of being on it regularly. And I'm sure the acupuncture helps a lot too. Either way, it's awesome news :)

Hillary said...

That's awesome that you ovulated (AND you were right!!) :) Congrats!

Lucy said...

Congrats on the O! ICLW