Wow! I had no idea when I was writing my dentist post that so many of you would have such similar situations! Thanks for all of your comments on that one. As it turned out, going to the dentist did not make me want to extract my own teeth. First up: I have the world’s best hygienist. Seriously, this woman is amazing. She did remember that I was “trying” the last time I came in, but I told her I wasn’t pregnant this time around, and that Hubs and I were experiencing some “challenges” in that area. Screw it. I’m not pretending with anyone anymore. She gave my shoulder a reassuring squeeze, and simply said, “I’m so sorry to hear that, but I’m sure you’re looking into all of the things you can do to help you for that. You’re going to be fine.” I said, “Thanks.” And then we moved right along to the X Rays. The dentist didn’t ask about any of the pregnancy stuff when he came in to do my exam. It was awesome! Her response was a welcome departure from the puzzled looks, or free advice I usually get thrown when I mention that we’re having difficulties getting pregnant.
Please, God, don’t let me have the same conversation with her at my next checkup.
On other fronts, I have a sneaking suspicion that my cycle is going to be a little bitch again. CD 18 and my temp is still very low. Cervical mucus is sticky–you know–the kind that actually kills sperm? I had a hopeful day of really wet CM on CD 13, and some ovary pain on my left side, but I have a feeling whatever follicle was attempting to ripen and mature is just chilling now on my ovary as a cyst.
I’m feeling really defeated today.
I departed slightly from the elimination diet and reintroduced a matzo ball into my world a couple of days ago. That night I woke up with intestinal pain, gas and bloating, and IBS issues. It also appears as though I now have a couple of mild yeast infection symptoms. So yeah. There is clearly something up with wheat.
I’m just getting tired of it all…I got so excited to see some sort of flow a couple of weeks ago, but if I’m not even ovulating, what the hell is the point? I’ve eaten more fruits and vegetables this month than I have in a year. I’ve given up all forms of caffeine and alcohol. I don’t even eat sugar anymore. My reaction to the f-ing matzo ball now has me paranoid to deviate at all from the elimination diet…
Is it Friday yet?