Thursday, April 23, 2009

Reccomend your OPKs

I've been told by my GYN to use OPKs this month. I went blissfully off to the store thinking this would be easy. After all, I just need to buy a box right? Wrong. There's more kinds than expected. My question for all of you out there who may or may not be reading this still is this. What brand do you use? I'm torn between plunking down the money for the CBEFM (Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor for those not of the IF sisterhood) or just getting a regulr pack of the CBE digitals. IS there a benefit to using the CBEFM over the digitals? Anyone have any different brand they prefer? Please, share your experiences and reccomend. Thanks so very much!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


It came on Saturday, 4 days late. It brought with it a bag of mixed feelings. We knew that it was an anovulatory cycle and that there was no chance of pregnancy. However, we still hoped a little bit. That same old spark that doesn't really quite die until the bitter end. So now I'll be picking up some more OPK's after this month per my doctor. She still isn't willing to do any tests, even if I'm willing to pay for them out of pocket. She still thinks its just a matter of time, even if the time is now over 18 months without a successful pregnancy and over a year since the miscarriage. Does anyone out there have any advice on how to convince a doctor to do tests when they don't want to do any? Is it a matter of finding a different doctor or continue with the wait and see approach?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

2 days "late"

How can one be late when one did not ovulate you ask? Simple. Anovulatory cycles don't follow a set pattern and don't start when expected. This means it can be tomorrow, it can be a week from now, it could be 10 days. I don't know. I"m really hoping for soon though. I have the normal PMS symptoms and I'm craving my normal salty foods. Just no AF so I can start again and mark off time some more.

Monday, April 6, 2009


We take a month break with no positive results and the month we start trying again? Anovulatory. *sigh*