I don't iron

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Registered: 01-27-2009
I don't iron
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 6:02pm

I've found that if I wait long enough, this nice old Aunt Flo lady comes in and does it for me. Plus, I've been too disappointed in the past when the ironing goes poorly (burned shirts??!@!)....

So, I'm not ironing until I absolutely have to... I'm guessing I will have to iron if the AF lady doesn't do it by this weekend. And, if she does do it, that's fine as I'm waiting till October 24!

I've tried to attach the chart. No need to iron, right?!@!

best,
martha

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Registered: 01-30-2010
In reply to: mc2009
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 10:19am

Well Martha, I am still holding out hope for you.

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In reply to: mc2009
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 9:47am

Well poop Martha I was really keeping my butt clenched for you!

 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 01-27-2009
In reply to: mc2009
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 9:33am

hi, everyone,

Well, temps are really declining, so I'm not holding my breath (and glad I saved $10 on a test! -- says the woman who is about to spend thousands on DE)...

Kudos to Susan for thinking about taking out the OPK test. I did so and FF moved the O date over to CD 16, as some suspected. It also moved up my coverline (which could be too high because of the clomid), and I hit just above it this morning (97.86). So, in the name of science, I think this shows that OPKits are not necessarily reliable for women over 40.

I feel less achy, etc., this morning and think that the progesterone is losing control. I swear that I can predict my temps based on how much my boobs ache the day before now. Too bad all of this knowledge didn't help me out!

OK, onward and upward. Waiting for that nurse to return my email so I can get going with my DE as soon as AF arrives! (I also hate waiting for their stupid 4 pm phone calls, Susan, so I found one nurse who actually does email....)

best,
Martha

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Registered: 09-13-2007
In reply to: mc2009
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 8:21am
Hey Martha, just for kicks take out that + opk and see if it moves your o date




 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 08-18-2010
In reply to: mc2009
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 12:53am

Martha,
I don't iron before Aunt Flo is expected either... Because I'm too cheap to spend a fortune on HPT's...

I think you are right, you could have ovulated later, like day 16. Your averages say that you have long cycles, you ovulate around day 17 and your luteal phase is usually 18 days. But if you took meds this cycle, it could throw it all off, right?

Plus you know, OPK's can go + & -, and back to +, too. and sometimes "o" is delayed... etc, etc... I don't completely trust FF's analysis either.

You could Iron if it's only for your own sanity, but I think it's still early for you... I say give it until cd30 or 31 so you're for sure into the "5 days before your missed period".

But like I said, I tend not to iron unless Aunt Flo has blown me off.

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Registered: 03-01-2010
In reply to: mc2009
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 12:05am
That is a great philosophy to have!! In the olden days I never tested until I was a day late, my first 3 pgs I tested on CD30 and had a BFP, I never started AF later that CD29, now I am testing on CD24!! Oh the patience of youth!! Lol.....
 
 
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Registered: 09-13-2007
In reply to: mc2009
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 10:38pm
If that temp goes up again tomorrow I say iron.
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 01-27-2009
In reply to: mc2009
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 7:33pm

hi, Jeanne (happy belated birthday!)

I'm supposed to take BCPs when I get my period (which should be here .. tomorrow?) That puts me in a holding pattern for the other woman. They gave me a date of October 24th for the transfer, but they haven't said much since.

So, this is the last hurrah au naturel!

best,
martha

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Registered: 01-27-2009
In reply to: mc2009
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 7:24pm

why thank you!

It is a weird chart.... you're supposed to have two clear regions pre and post o, but I have this dip after the OPK test that suggests, possibly, I didn't O when FF suggests (but who knows!)

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Registered: 04-02-2005
In reply to: mc2009
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 7:22pm

I don't chart so I am no help...but if you can hold off on ironing, I say do it. I personally have no self control and that leads to a lot of disappointment. So if you are strong...be strong!

Where are you with the DE process?



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