Tuesday, June 5, 2012
We're on Cycle #7 now. At this rate, Jackson is going to be an only child. The length of my cycles range from 18 to 44 days, which makes timing conception a guessing game.
My frustration level has risen tremendously this week! I went in for a consultation two weeks ago. My OB/GYN scheduled me to come in this past Monday for a 21-day progesterone check to determine if I am ovulating. The problem with a 21-day test is that it's based on a 28-day cycle. Unfortunately, I started my period on Saturday, which was a 19-day cycle. There would be no point to do blood work since my progesterone levels would have dropped again and couldn't indicate ovulation.
I was also scheduled to have an ultrasound to check ovarian cysts. When I was 14 weeks pregnant, an ultrasound revealed a cyst the size of a grapefruit on my right ovary that caused some concern. While the oncologist confirmed it was benign, my doctor wanted a follow-up ultrasound after my pregnancy.
The new plan is to go in for an ultrasound next Tuesday. I will have to wait another two weeks for a progesterone check. If I am not ovulating, my OB/GYN has already discussed prescribing Clomid. I am just ready for answers.
Patience is a virtue.