Since the Colorado option whateveritmaybe will take considerable planning and scheduling and will require more thinking depending on the suggestions they make for treatment considering my lack of response. It may simply be that we cannot afford it. And it may be that they say donor eggs or not at all, in which case I will wait and do more treatments locally if I can.
And, summertime is my darlin's busiest season, so that matters too.
In the interest of getting on with it, I've decided that whatever our doc will support us in doing, we will do-- and we will do it the next cycle he allows it. And I also realized that I am ok just asking for IUIs if he does not want to do IVF. I would ask for monitoring and triggering just to make the most of it, but he could say no to that too. In any case, I will take what I can get as soon as I can get it.
I hate not knowing really where the hell I am in my cycle. Hate it. Watching the BBT do it's thing, but why no LH? Not enough to darken a line worth mentioning at all this month. I started wayyyy early. And nothing. I do not think I would have such a nice BBT chart if I did not ovulate. And, if the chart is to be believed, we missed it. BUT I swear if I did not think it was impossible I would wonder if I am pregnant. Unfortunately pmsy stuff feels a lot (for me) like early pregnancy stuff... so my belly and guts feel weird, I feel weird, and am really tired and out of it.
I will get my hCG and prolactin levels today (**got them, hCG 21, prolactin 25**) most likely from yesterday's bloody blood draw. My last two have soaked through gauze, the one last week also soaked through two shirts in a very horror movie sort of way. After yesterday's I was more alert and kept my sleeve pulled up, and it only soaked through the wad of gauze.
So anyway, I assume my weirdness is PMS (but my heart wishes something else). I am eager for monday's meeting and also scared he will say he does not suggest/will not support treatment that includes my eggs. I am not ready to hear I am done in that way. And yes, I want to speak with Dr. Schoolcraft at CCRM, because I want to hear from someone who has a lot of experience treating folks like me.
Ok, yesterday I posted the "baby" opportunity card from my tarot. It makes different sense in context. So here's the challenge card:
Structure, boundaries, foundation
You are being challenged to make decisions through intellectual reasoning, rather than your emotions or intuition. Ask yourself: "What am I building? Are the foundations of my life based on strong structures? Are my boundaries clear and well tended?" You are being challenged to take responsibility for a project where you have authority over others, and where your leadership skills can shine. What kind of a leader do you want to be? Do you lead by example or by dominating? Are you secure enough in your own abilities that you can share power with others? Do you take into account the longterm consequences of the decisions that you make?
And the resolution:
Cycles and seasons
Resolution comes with change. One part of a cycle is becoming another. What is passing away in your life right now, and what is coming into being? Where do you stand right now on the Wheel? Can you see that what is happening does not happen in isolation, but is part of a pattern? Sometimes the change that is coming is obvious and striking. More often, it creeps up on us when our attention has been elsewhere — the trees are suddenly bare and we didn't even notice when the first leaves began to fall. So this card also challenges us to be mindful. Keep track of the cycles of the sun and moon, which mirror our own inner cycles. If things seem chaotic and disorderly in your life, focus on the still point of the turning wheel. Remember that with prayer and the magic of sustained focus, all things are possible.
Ahh sweet inquiry....