36 Hours + 20 Questions = Crazy Person

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.

...So this is what you get when you type "crazy" into Google Image Search... Hmm.

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.

See what I mean?

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.


8 comments on “36 Hours + 20 Questions = Crazy Person

  1. smallworldbiggirl
    July 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    Haha! I am SO glad I’m not the only one who props up my hips and facebooks/tweets while the husband falls into peaceful slumber.

    Now please tell me I’m not the only one who channels Dory from “Finding Nemo” and tells Hubster’s little spermies to just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. Because if I was, that’d be REALLY embarrassing…


    • Tracy
      July 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

      LOL. Well maybe you were the only one before, but definitely not NOW. I will never be able to erase that image from my brain!

      Disney movies + post-intercourse thoughts = almost as wrong as the time last week that a comment about me “feeling like pudding” after DTD turned into a discussion about Luna Lovegood. In bed. So wrong… 😉


  2. Mrs. E
    July 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    Dumbledore!!! Okay, now that that’s out of my system… =)

    I did hear that ovidrel can cause false positives on OPKs/HPTs. Maybe all those smiley faces were because of that?? Anyway, don’t worry about the insanity. You’re definitely not alone! Hopefully after a few more days of temping you’ll have a clearer idea of when you ovulated. I wish you a very speedy 2ww!


    • Tracy
      July 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

      Woo, someone got my HP reference! 😀

      I have heard that too, but my main concern is that my temps were doing their own thing before I even triggered. Also, this is my first Femara cycle, so who KNOWS what that’s doing to my usually-normal temps.

      Hmm… just a thought… Maybe I could POAS and get a +HPT! That would be a first! …Even though it wouldn’t be real. I know, I’m a glutton for punishment, lol.


  3. bloggingreluctantly
    July 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    Love the just keep swimming comment. Now that is all I’ll be able to think about 🙂 I’m so new at all of this I can’t really contribute but I will say I hope everything works out!!


  4. eggsinarow
    July 24, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    Hi from ICLW! I can see I came just in time. 😉 Wishing you the quickest TWW ever. 🙂


  5. Jo
    July 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    I had two cycles (IUI) that were forced to trigger early due to me surging on my own. I am assuming that the trigger in that case is just precautionary, and should have no negative effect on the outcome of your cycle.


  6. Jackie
    July 26, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    Hello! Idk if the trigger would affect the opk result, but it can give a false bfp, and I have heard that pregnant women who pee on an opk can get a positive result on those. So…it’s possible that it’s just the ovidrel causing the smiley faces.
    Personally I’ve gotten some ridiculous opk results back when I charted. As in 7 positive days in a row. In an unmedicated cycle. So I think it can just happen sometimes.
    Triggering after ovulation shouldn’t be harmful. I think I’ve heard of women who actually take one hcg shot to trigger and then do another one a few days after ovulation (i think for short luteal phase) so if you did ovulate before trigger, i would think you’d be fine.
    I don’t know anything about ideal follicle sizes or treatment adjustments. Sorry I can’t be of more help. Good luck though!


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