July 24th, 2011. CD16.
It’s official. The thirty-six hour period after which I gave myself that wretched trigger shot has passed. At some point in the past few days, I must have ovulated. I’m in the Two Week Wait.
…Let the insanity begin.
Oh, and just to drive home the whole “insanity” thing, let me wax philosophical about my chart for a minute. …To be fair, it may be more than a minute, so get out now while you still can.
So, three days ago, the morning of my CD13 ultrasound, my BBT dipped pretty darn low. I also had some gorgeous-looking EWCM that day, and the day before as well. On CD14, my temp went up… Not extraordinarily high or anything, but still. Up. I had a teeny bit of EWCM early that morning, and then nothing thereafter. This was also the day I triggered, after my little freak-out and subsequent conversation with Dr. Fran’s office.
Confused? I’d be surprised if you weren’t. (Obscure Harry Potter reference. Hah.)
Allow me to create a timeline (of insanity), followed by a screenshot of the aforementioned chart:
Wednesday, July 20th, CD12 – Lovely amount of EWCM, better quality than I ever recall seeing in past cycles. Temp is normal/average. Do the Dirty this evening.
Thursday, July 21st, CD13 – More EWCM; nice. Temp dips to lowest point in cycle thus far. Ultrasound shows 16mm follicle on the right side. Plan is to DTD Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and trigger Saturday. Afternoon OPK is negative.
Friday, July 22nd, CD14 – Teeny bit of EWCM in the morning, nothing the rest of the day. Temp rises. FMU comes up with positive OPK. Freak out and call Dr. Fran, who tells me to trigger this evening instead. Ovidrel shot of death, 8pm. DTD a bit later in the evening.
Saturday, July 23rd, CD15 – CM is pretty much nonexistent at this point. Temp rises yet again. FMU comes up with positive OPK. Attempt to DTD this evening, but a combination of heat, exhaustion, and a general feeling of unwell on the part of the husband make the outcome… umm… less than spectacular. No check-mark for today. Oops.
Sunday, July 24th, CD15 – What CM? Temp maintains same level as yesterday; still high-ish, but no rise. FMU comes up with positive OPK… Getting tired of that smug little smiley face. Woke up the husband to DTD this morning, after which he rolled over and went back to sleep while I propped up my hips and Facebooked from bed. Classy.
Alright, so aside from thinking I’m batshit crazy, does anyone have any ideas about this? I am tempted to believe that I may have surged on my own on the day of my CD13 ultrasound, but I suppose there’s no way to know for sure since no bloodwork was done on that day.
If that was the case, would triggering after or during ovulation have any negative impact on the cycle?
Is a 16mm follicle mature enough?
How will the doc adjust my treatment in the next cycle to ensure that I have ample time to mature my follies further?
Soooo many questions. I guess this is why my RE doesn’t give out her email address.