(Closed) Charters of the Hive #99

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Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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FreckledFox :  hi! I still stalk this thread to check up on my charting buddies from like 2.5 years ago! I hope this cycle is the one for you and you don’t need the biopsy, but if you do, i hope it’s a piece of cake!

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hogoboom2012 :  i seriously cannot wait to see your announcement!! And i am so happy to hear baby boom is doing well!

Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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mama2bee71 :  I’m so sorry for the news you guys got πŸ™ But definitely get a second test done– they wanted my Darling Husband to take a second one too 4-6 weeks later to see if the results were different. I definitely agree walking around, temperatures, anxiety etc changes results. As far as what he’s willing to cut out, I by far think alcohol is the number one most important, so that is a good battle to win even if he keeps drinking caffiene. My Dh’s results were his total count was about 15.8 million (they wanted it to be minimum of 40 million), his motility was 44% (which wouldn’t have been bad if he had a normal count, but he didn’t- they wanted to see 40%-100% of 40+ million) and his morphology was….1%. He had 1% of normal sperm and 99% abnormal. The minimum they wanted to see was 4% normal, 96% abnormal.

Post # 48
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Newbee

I figured this would be the best place to come for this. First of all this is exactly the reason that I stopped temping and doing OPKS- they drive me crazy! I’m on CD21 and FF is saying that I ovulated on CD18 but I have yet to get a positive opk. I use both wondfos and the clearblue advanced with those damn smileys that never want to smile at me! 

Anyways. My cycles are very regular at 32-33 days. I was expecting to ovulate sometime between CD19-22. I have never been able to actually confirm ovulation so that was me just assuming. I did make a note on CD17 that my opk in the evening was darker then in the AM- I test first thing in the morning and then sometime in the evening. I don’t get a lot of CM which sucks(never get ewcm…-sad face-) so I can’t predict off of that and I don’t like checking my cervix because I always end up irritating it and I feel like it does more harm then good. The only  reason why I am doing this all again is because I plan on going to the doctors to see what’s up in January, at that point we will have been trying for 15 months, and I would like to have some info to start with. I got pregnant last May but miscarried which is why I stI’ll have yet to go to the doctors. I had planned on doing the deed every other day but then also a few days in a row once I got a positive opk but obviously could not do that lol.

So in your expertise do you think I actually ovulated? Can you ovulate without getting a positive opk? Here’s my chart:

I discarded my Temps on CD5 and 8 right after I put them in because I may have had a drink or 5 the night before. I know a few of my Temps have been taken at a different time but this morning I was maybe 10 minutes outside of the time block. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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dumbledoredies :  I’ve always gotten my first positive opk, for both Wondfos or clearblue in the evening. Never fails. I agree with FF that ovulation happened cd 18 based on temps. 

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natbrown0703 :  Oh interesting that the surge might be happening in the afternoon! I think I’m just going to temp from now on. Back when I was doing opks the first time I got 11 high fertility days in a row starting at day 21, gave up on getting the peak, and got my period 2 days later. Apparently they don’t agree with me. Where do you get your EPO from? I tried to find it at my local grocery shop but they didn’t have it. And how exactly do you take it if you don’t mind me asking?

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beignetwife :  Strange that it usually happens in the evening for you! I wonder if the clearblue didn’t pick up anything because I did it with my first pee in the morning every time. If I decide to do them again next month I’m going to do them in the evening and see if anything changes.

You both have made me feel so much better. I have been so worried that I’m not ovulating! Thank you ladies!

Post # 52
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Bumble bee

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beignetwife :  I’m so sorry that AF showed up. I think your way of dealing with her arrival sounds pretty good to me. I usually add some chocolate and maybe a little cry. And YES! about bringing nap time back. I would appreciate it so much more now. 

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hogoboom2012 :  Good luck with your 10 week scan today! So glad you’ve graduated from the RE! Also, that picture is so darn cool! I can’t wait to see your announcement photos!! XO

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FreckledFox :  As unpleasant as the biopsy sounds, hopefully you’ll be able to rule out infection. I have my fingers crossed that you won’t need to though because you’re going to get your BFP this cycle. Thinking of you!

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natbrown0703 :  I love that look! Can’t wait to see how amazing it’ll all look once you get moved back in :).

 

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dumbledoredies : I think that you definitely can O without getting a positive OPK. It is possible to get a temp rise without actually Oing but that is extremely rare so I wouldn’t worry about that. I would say that FF has the CHs right.  As for when to take the OPKs, I think the clearblue ones you are supposed to take in the morning, but I would do the wondfos in the afternoon after a 3 hour hold if you can! And as others have suggested, I would give EPO a try from CD1 – O day to increase your CM. I found mine at the drug store and I can’t remember what dosage of pills they are, but I just take one before bed. Good luck! 

 

Post # 53
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Busy bee

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MrsMellyBean :  That’s too bad that you’ve bonded with your boss over such a sad/difficult thing but it has to be a relief to be able to be honest with him.  How did the clomid go?

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mama2bee71 :  Thanks for the advice.  I really appreciate it.  I hope I’m one of the lucky ones that don’t have too much pain. I’m so sorry you and Darling Husband got bad results back.  Like PPs have said I don’t buy the whole you can’t do anything about it.  When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s, I asked the dr if I should change my diet.  He said no, just don’t eat anything too spicy. He told me there was no cure and that he was going to treat my symptoms.  When he told me I’d have to get shots with all these possibly deadly side effects, my mom asked me to see a natural dr and I was so desperate that I agreed.  She completely changed my diet and a few months later I was feeling so much better.  Actually, my guts were the best they had ever been.  I’m telling you this to say don’t underestimate the positive effect that diet and lifestyle changes can have on your (or DH’s) body.  The effects can be amazing.

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happy2bee :  Awwww!  Your pup is so adorable!  Thank you for sharing that!  Your Halloween sounds so fun but a bit overwhelming.  Haha!  How’s the TWW treating you?  I’m sorry yuor AMH level is worrying you. 

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natbrown0703 :  I’m so sorry about the pregnancy announcement.  It’s too bad you can’t put a FB filter on to block them.  I love your master bathroom color and your kitchen cabinets!!

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FreckledFox :  Thank you for the advice!  I’ll definitely do that.  How’s the relaxing going?  πŸ˜‰

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hogoboom2012 :  Thank you for the honesty.  I have my FX that I won’t have a lot of pain because I haven’t had abnormal pain related to my reproductive organs before.  I’ve had other types of pain and survived so I know I can get through this too.  I LOVE to see you updating us about baby bean Boom!  That’s so great that your photographer is excited to help tell your story.

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dumbledoredies :  I had given up on OPKs after using a whole pack of Wondfos and never getting a truly positive one.  I read more about it then decided to try again.  I read that most women have their surges between 10am and 2pm.  I know there was a charter who got hers at 8 pm though.  I found I have to stop drinking around 11:30am and take it at 1pm and I can get an absolutely positive OPK.  I also second the recommendation of EPO.  I get mine at a health food store.  I use the Solgar brand. 

So I had my bloodwork drawn Friday morning and before I left work that day, they had already called to say my bloodwork was “base line”.  I checked my online portal and it was on there too and everything looks pretty good.  This morning there was a new message about the ultrasound they did and it said there were no cysts!  I realized that I was really worried there would be major red flags right away so I’m already celebrating the small victories.  Darling Husband dropped off his SA sample this morning.  I wanted to try to take some pressure off him so I told him I’ve read on here that lots of men have to do it more than once and to look at today as a trial run.  He did worry me a bit when he said “ok now I have to keep it at room tempurature” and I was like “no BODY temp!”  Haha. I can’t wait to hear how it went.  We can’t believe how great the clinic has been.  Everyone we’ve dealt with has been so nice and they act like they all love their jobs.  I’m so impressed!  I have my SHG & HSG Wed and Thurs this week.

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

ROLL CALL!

TTC/TTA: TTC #1

CD/DPO: CD10

Cycles TTC/Charting: I don’t know. A year and a half with some breaks along the way.

Age/SO’s Age: 29/30

POAS/AF Date: AF eta is November 4th. 

BFP Plan and/or Known Issues: No known issues, we are going to consult our Dr in the new year if no success before then. Just BD timing, pre-seed, temping, trying to focus on charting my CM too, pre-natals. 

Link to chart: My Ovulation Chart

Random Question: What fad/trend do you wish would come back? What do you wish will stay gone forever?

I wish that the lifestyle of using buying one quality item and using it forever would come back, instead of buying many cheap items and throwing them away and replacing them. This seems so prevalent here in Australia right now and I’m sure it’s the same in most western countries these days. It’s such a waste and so bad for the environment.

I hope that super low rise jeans never come back. Think Paris Hilton and Britney Spears where you could see the top of the pubic bone. No, just no!!

Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/charters-of-the-hive-99/#ixzz4POMv7pRu

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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natbrown0703 :  Thanks for starting the new thread and sorry for taking so long to roll call! I think that flare pants and overalls ARE both in! I’ve seen both in stores here recently – embrace them girl! I’m so sorry about your break down with your cousin being pregnant again πŸ™ this is such a tough journey and you have just had so much other stuff going on too. Sending you really big hugs and lots of support x Also, your house is looking amazing! I love the country vibe you’re going with, it’s classic and beautiful!

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MissCorgi22 :  LOLing about the temping thing!! So funny and I can see how we were both confused! Yep, the one year anniversary of TTC and then temping has come and gone.. it’s a bit of a depressing place to be but I also feel somehow like I’m not worthy of saying I’ve been trying for this long, because there have been breaks in the middle (even though I haven’t wanted them). Darling Husband and I had all that time off and it sure has made things better but I just feel like it hasn’t been 18 cycles of TTC the whole time and I feel like I haven’t had 18 bfn’s like others would at this stage. I don’t know, the WANT has been there the whole time, so I guess that still counts for something. 

 

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MrsMellyBean :  Hi Chart-Twin. How are you feeling so far on the clomid? My friend is on her third cycle of it and she says that she just becomes a raging b**** for five days in a row and her poor Darling Husband has to BD with her. I hope that you’re not experiencing the same!

 

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hogoboom2012 :  How are you going?!!?!?! Hows baby boom coming along?!?! I adore the ultrasound pic and also the heart announcement, it’s just so beautiful and so telling of how much this baby is already so loved. 

 

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mama2bee71 :  I’m so so sorry to hear about the SA results. I hope that the next SA comes back heaps better and you have more to work with. I haven’t been posting (so much to catch up on when you miss a few days) but I have been reading along and thinking of you. I hope you Darling Husband is able to come to terms with the news and make some proactive healthy changes to help. 

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FreckledFox :  I hope you get pregnant this cycle so you don’t have to do the biopsy! That doesn’t sound like to much fun!!

 

 

AFM:

My chart has barely any temps on it so far this cycle, which I really need to work on. It’s an all-over-the-place cycle because I’m on holidays this week, then will be away for a fortnight and then will start a new, much earlier routine so I don’t really know what time to keep etc. But I’ll def have to be making a bigger effort to get those temps recorded.

Soooo I start my new job next Monday and they called me yesterday and said they are sending me to Sydney (the one with the Harbour Bridge, which is a 2 hour flight from where I live) for a fortnight for training. So I leave early Monday morning on my first day of work and come back late Friday night, stay for the weekend and do the same the next week. I am going to be so exhausted and I’m not sure how I feel about being away for my first two weeks and not coming home to my Darling Husband and doggies!! I’m just going to try use the night times as ‘me’ time and eat healthy and go to the hotel gym every day. BUT this also falls over our fertile window UGH! So we will have to BD the Sunday and maybe even Monday morning before I go, and then the Friday, Saturday, Sunday and maybe Monday morning when I come home. Hopefully because we will miss each other and also because I will be so distracted with my new job, I won’t be stressed out about TTC and it will just happen for us this cycle! I’m also wondering if I just DON’T temp this cycle because I can’t do anything if I miss ovulation but also because last time I travelled my temps were all over the place and I think this was due to being away, being in a different climate, sleeping in a hotel with the AC on the whole time etc. Thoughts on this?

Right now I’m on my week off and it’s going well! Yesterday I went shopping and spent soo much money on clothes for my new job but they are beautiful and fit so well as I was so fussy about what I bought! Perfect ‘business casual’ attire with black, navy and white mostly so everything mixes and matches. I might not be that excited about my new job but I can def get excited about new clothes haha. 

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

PS: I also wanted to show you where I live!! I know so many of you are heading in to winter but this was my last weekend πŸ™Š

Literally a perfect blue sky!

 

(Oh no, I don’t know how to rotate that picture sorry!!!!!)

Post # 58
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Buzzing bee

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cristinamarie92 :  THank you. As for you, there is always this upcoming month!!! 

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natbrown0703 :  Thank you. Darling Husband took the results bad. He has cut out drinking and watching what he eats to help. So hopefully his next SA test which is next week will go well. I love your reno jobs!!! It looks super cute. Are you building a new home or just renovation an existing home?

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happy2bee :  Thank you. I agree also, I feel like there is stuff we can do. Darling Husband has an appt with an urologist in mid Dec (so bummed he has to wait so long to go) and he has his next SA next week. We did a lot of googling and anything we saw that could help, we are doing. It sounds like the urologist will help him and if his results come back bad again I had to see my doctor again since she will either send us to a ferility clinic or hopefully put me on something to help. That medicine is what sounds like she wants to put me on which I am ok with it. I would love to have twins or triplets so if it helps, yeah why not! Do you have any weird side effects or anything?

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MrsMellyBean :  Can I get metformin over the counter? I was told  to check out PCOS diva. I will do anything to help the acne out because it is such a depression killer. Also this weight that I have now put on is also messing with my esteem. We are hoping his test was a fluke but Darling Husband is pretty sure it wasnt. His next SA is next week so fingers crossed for him.

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beignetwife :  I think IUI or IVF would be a few months down the road since you could tell she wants us to try other methods first. I just dont want to wait too long because I am not getting any younger. I am happy we started when we did though because we got a jump start on all of this. I am sorry AF showed up. There is always next month. Fingers crossed for you.

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hogoboom2012 :  Thank you and I agree. When we walked out Darling Husband seemed annoyed becuase she totally skipped over the motility part of the SA and it was just as bad. I am happy Darling Husband is trying to do anything he can to help his results. I tried to tell him that it takes 90 days so his next result if its bad to not get upset. He goes next week. I love your pictures it is cute and moving.  I think its smart to show that stuff because it raises awareness. I think a lot of people neglect that people have issues TTCing. I hope your pictures comes out great πŸ™‚

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mkat37 :  thank you so much for this info. The 17-OPH is there another name for that? I did get a bunch of different things tested for my blood and I am wondering if that was one of them. THe medicine she put you on, was there any side effects? Did it help with acne and hair?

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FreckledFox :  Thank you! We will find out in two weeks with his next test. Oh no, I am sorry to hear about the emdometrial biopsy. When do you go to have that done? I hope everything comes out well. Keep us posted.

 

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Ohhavok :  It is so crazy reading other peoples results. Darling Husband goes next week for his second SA. What is Darling Husband doing to help his cause? We read that eating/drinking can help along with not heating food in plastic containers (so we just bought glass ones) along with no super hot showers, etc. How many tests did Darling Husband have?

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dumbledoredies :  It looks like you O’d on CD 18. That’s weird you didnt get a postive OPK. Have you tried doing the ferility monitor through clearblue? I like it because it tells you your two peak days. 

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MissCorgi22 :  Yay for your bloodwork coming back good. I hope Darling Husband SA results come back good for you guys. Good luck with your HSG! You will do just fine!!! Keep us posted on how everything goes.

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natbrown0703 :  Sounds like you had an awesome weekend. Sorry your team lost but at least you made it on TV πŸ™‚

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luxelove :  Thank you! Oh no, sorry that your bussiness trip falls during your window. I hope that you are able to get BD in!!! If I was you, I would skip temping since it sounds like it will be hard to take it the same time every day. Is this trip the only trip for work you have to do? I hope your first day goes well and you enjoy your week off! Wow I love the picutres!!! What is the temp there? So jealous!!! It was 30 degrees when I got in my car this morning. I hate winter!!!

Hey ladies, so Darling Husband was able to make an appt for the urologist for mid Decemeber and his next SA is next week. He is being such a great sport with reading about SA and things he can do to help out and he is doing a great job with it. He really wants better results for the next test but I keep telling him it takes almost 90 days to see a change. I just feel so bad for him. We are still TTCing this month. My temp is higher this month before O then it has so I am curious how the rest of the month goes. With the time change my sleep has been horrible so I am wondering if that has something to do with it. I had a job interview yesterday so I am hoping I get the job!! The company approached me and I figured it was ok to listen. I am very intersted now. I dont want changing (if I get the job) effecting TTC. So we shall see. I had people nagging me over hte weekend saying because I wasnt drinking I was prego. So they actualy made me drink. It kind of made me mad. The one person had issues TTC so the fact that they are nagging us about kids is kind of bothering me. They knew how hard it is so why would they do this back? We havent shared any of this info to friends/family because we dont want them knowing. Everything we are going through I have looked at TTC in a different light and would never nag someone about kids ever. It just baffles me. Happy election day to all USA! I hope everyone has a good day.

 

Post # 59
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Bumble bee

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MrsMellyBean :  So are you all done with the Clomid now?  Waiting to O hopefully!

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MissCorgi22 :  Yay for no cysts and all tests looking good.  Hope DHs SA looks good too. 

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natbrown0703 :  Are you starting meds this cycle?  I can’t remember

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luxelove :  I’m so glad you’ve got the new job even if it’s a bummer that you have to travel for work during FW.  Super jelous of your beautiful weather.  Yes we are starting toward winter.  No snow yet here but I’m bracing myself for it soon!  Stupid question but do you guys get snow where you are?

So BFN today at 13dpo so I’m calling it at this point.  I’ll have to wait for AF to show before calling the RE for our first cycle with them.  Also found out yesterday that Darling Husband didn’t get the job at the college we were hoping for.  He still has the temp job so at least he has something but we were both disappointed in that as well.  Here’s hoping 2017 is a whole heck of a lot better than 2016.  Between DH’s grandpa and high school friend passing, a miscarriage, being diagnosed with infertility and Darling Husband losing his job, we could use some good news. 

Post # 60
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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mkat37 :  Its amazing how time flies. Can you believe this thread is already at 99?? I was just reminiscing on joining at #11!! How are you? I’m still stalking you too where i can!

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MrsMellyBean :  Thank you!!! I am hoping too.  πŸ™‚

 MissCorgi22 :  Hello! Relaxing for me is never going well haha. Always something new to stress about over here. I hope that your tests this week are easy peasy and show perfect uterus and open tubes!!! 

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luxelove :  Thank you! Unfortunately BFN at 10dpo, so not very hopeful. Your trips sound exhausting but pretty awesome! Enjoy the time you have!

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mama2bee71 :  Thank you! I have to get the biopsy around cd21 of my next cycle. I will schedule once AF arrives. I’m so glad your Darling Husband is trying to help, and he’s taking the news better today. I really hope that there is a fast change (if anxiety or sample times made a difference)! Glad he got the urologist appt too. πŸ™‚

AFM not much here. Waiting for AF. BFN at 10dpo. Pretty much calling it. I will cal my Dr on CD1, schedule the CD3 baseline bloodwork and ultrasound, then start clomid, more monitoring, then Biopsy after O. Ugh! 

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