Hello, an update and venting
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|Tue, 01-27-2009 - 10:07pm|
First of all, sorry I'm such a sporadic poster.
I sat out my current cycle since we're using donor sperm and would be visiting family at the time of O. This means no silly peeing on sticks for me this cycle. :) Also I had a doctors appointment scheduled for Thursday to talk about options on getting pregnant.
I had blood drawing that day (3 DPO) to check progesterone and estrogen--basically to confirm ovulation. I got the results today and the office said they were really good--6.9 on the progesterone and 72 for the estrogen. We'd done this test a few months ago too and results then were fairly similar. I've tried to search that on the Internet and it's hard to find information on 3DPO levels. I found 7 DPO...I found 10 DPO. Only a few references to 3 DPO and they weren't very specific and didn't include the estrogen info. I guess I'll have to trust the doc that they're good.
I had a CD3 hormone check a few months ago too and that was good, FSH was well below 10, estrogen was below 40, LH was a little higher than what seemed normal, but they didn't make it sound like a problem.
If all goes well from here we will probably do a sonogram on CD 10 which should fall in the second week of February. They'll check my follicles. We'll decide whether or not to do a trigger shot for ovulation and I'll have an IUI shortly after that. The sonogram part is new for me. I'm used to just temping and OPKs (which I'll probably do anyway). I tend to ovulate on CD 12 or 13, but I've ovulated as early as CD 8 before too. Generally, I'm just a worry wort about the whole thing right now. Feeling stressed.
Sorry for the long post. Just needed to vent.