Wednesday, November 22, 2006



Don't get too excited, let me tell you how the Great Period Commencement of November 2006 actually unfolded.

As I promised, I donned a nice crisp pair of white panties on Monday. At about 3:30 I went to the bathroom, and while there was nary a trace of anything on the cotton, when I wiped-behold there was a red streak! Eureka! I had hit the jackpot! I put on a pad, and radn directly to the phone to call Clinic #1. I did not pass go, I did not collect $200.00. My cycle had started, people. This was way more important than collecting a couple of hundred bucks.

Ring... Ring...
Receptionist: Clininc #1!
Me: Hi this is Ms. C, I just started my period-
R: So you want to come in on Wednesday?
Me: Ok, but my period just started, is Wednesday ok? Because I am going out of town on Thursday and Friday...
R: No, Wednesday should be alright!
Me: Great! See you then!


And then yesterday... not much of anything going on down there. The small trace of blood from the day before had dried up. There was a bit of brown goo when I wiped, but other than that there was little that I would call a period. I debated whether or not to call the clinic all morning, when at 10.30 the phone rang.

Receptionist: Hi this is Clinic #1 calling to change your appointment to another time...
Me: Speaking of appointment... I think my period has disappeared. It's kinda just brown now...
R: Is this normal for you?
Me: I don't really have a "normal"...
R: Let me speak to The World's Best Doctor and I'll call you right back.

About 20 minutes later (20 minutes! That's pretty impressive!)
Receptionist: I spoke with TWBD and he wants you to call when you have a full flow.
Me: Alright. (Duh, like I couldn't see that one coming!)
Me (again): But what if I don't get a "full flow" this month? I was on BDP for 2 weeks, and that may have changed the way my body will react...
R: Don't worry, you will get it.
Me: But, seriously, what if I don't?
R: You will. (She was saying this very kindly, not in a geez, you infertiles are so whiny kind of way.)
R: And you told me you are going away for a couple of days, didn't you?
Me: Yes... so what happens if I get my "full flow" on Wednesday, can I come in on Saturday instead of Friday.
R: Yes. Your timing will still be fine.
Me: Thank you so much!!!
R: Have a good trip!

The story ends as follows: This morning I wake up to FULL FLOW. I will call the clinic again, and will schedule my ultrasound etc... for Saturday. All is good. What kills me is that I was making myself sick over this last week (the what if scenarios of when I start my cycle, and will I let me family down if I couldn't go away because my scan would be on Thursday or Friday), all for no good reason. I really need to fucking chillax sometimes.

Now I am onto the next stage of the game... My first monitored cycle. I am excited, but I don't want to be hopeful. Really, why should this even work?

Happy Thanksgiving, all you lurvly Americans! I am thankful that I have you in my life.


Karaoke Diva said...

We have the same start date this month. Here's hoping we both get good news in December!

Thalia said...

Congrats on getting things started.

But what about us non-americans, huh? We need a bit of love, too!

My Reality said...

Congrats on things getting started! Have a good trip to the US, I hope you get some turkey out of it!

Ax said...

Congrats! I will keep my fingers crossed that the rest of your cycle cooperates. :)

mandolyn said...

Hooray for the Full Flow! I understand your frustration in the will it/will it not start debate. Mine refusese to come without throwing pills as it. I'm so glad yours cooperated!

I'm thankful for you and your promising cycle!

Hopeful Mother said...

Congrats on the period commencement. Sounds like a great party trick!

Wishing that this is your first (and last!) monitored cycle!

Lut C. said...

Was going to wish you the best, but am now stomping of with Thalia in stead.

Oh, all right. I wish you the best of luck!

Stomp, stomp, stomp...

TeamWinks said...

Hell yeah! Glad to hear the white worked! :-)

Thanks for the Happy Thanksgiving. We Americans are lucky to have you too!

sariel & shlomit said...

yaaay body for working!!
yay TWBD for existing!!!
yay you for starting your first cycle of cycle monitoring...let's hope it's your last!

enjoy your vermont trip!

sariel & shlomit said...

ps...i'm on cd1 today too (that's not great news normally but i'll take that as some sort of good omen!)

Angie said...

It seems odd to be happy about starting AF, doesen't it? :-) Glad things are rolling for you now.


lunarmagic said...

Yay for things finally getting started! Good luck!!

My period started today. My first monitored/medicated cycle. How fun.