Things have been busier than usual at work. Our department at Children’s Hospital started using electronic medical records Monday. I’m totally cool with it. I’ve used it in other departments, and it’s actually really user-friendly and pretty easy once you go through it a couple of times. We are one of the last groups to do it LOL. I feel kinda bad for people who aren’t computer savvy. The doctors and administrators are freaking out about this whole thing, which in turn is stressing me out. Plus, there’s always glitches and issues. I hope it gets better for everyone.
I got an email back from Dr. Kwak-Kim on Monday afternoon! At first I was disappointed because she didn’t really answer my questions or offer changes or anything. She can’t say for sure what’s going on yet. She wants to study me, basically. The plan is to start getting betas at 10dpo & every 2 days until the end of my cycle. This is whether I’m doing a natural cycle, medicated, or even while using the hcg trigger. I think this is a good start. She can get a better idea of what’s going on during my crazy TWWs. I hope this clears some things up. I guess it’s better than changing my protocol too soon. She thinks this combination of medications is a winner. I hope she’s right. I do greatly appreciate all her help though. There’s no charge for phone calls or emails, which is super nice.
And uuuggghhh, I don’t know what’s going on…. I felt great alllll last week (Week # 1) when I went gluten-free. However, I’ve been having stomach cramps and diarrhea everyday since Saturday evening (Week # 2). I’ve had a couple of bouts of heartburn, but not bad like I was having previously. I don’t get it because I’ve been doing quite well with my diet. One thing I thought was that I might be allergic to corn. Most of the gluten-foods are corn-based. Or could my body be ridding itself of toxins that were there before? Could it get worse before it gets truly better? This sucks. I want to keep it up a little longer, but I better go get tested for food allergies to figure this out. It doesn’t make sense to me that I felt so great the first week. Darn.
If you check out my chart (over on the right hand side), it kind of looks like I ovulated. I wasn’t paying attention at all to CM or other fertile signs. It could be another “fake-out” ovulation, where I’m still not actually going to ovulate for a few days. I’ll hold off on my progesterone and steroids for now. I don’t think this cycle is going to be “the one” anyway. Not to be negative, but I have no feelings either way about it right now. Just going through the motions. I want to get straightened out first. You never know what might happen though.
One strange thing… I did have a dream last night that I was blogging about how surreal it was to be released from my RE to an OBGYN – because I was EIGHT weeks pregnant and doing so well! That was a wonderful dream. I tend to have dreams like that during the cycles we conceive, but it might not mean anything.