|HUGE drop, means the cycle is coming to a close.|
I have been having major cramps and horrible lower back pain for the last 2 days. My back feels like it is on fire! I should have packed my heating pad with me today. I'm not sure what I'm going to do if it gets worse while I'm at work. For some reason, I cannot use those stick on heating pads (Thermacare?) any more. They burn my skin. Seriously, my skin gets red and blisters! I never had that happened before, but the last two cycles that I've used them, it's happened.
Here is my doctor ordered Clomid Schedule:
If AF starts today, I will start my first pill on the 23rd. Meaning I will take them from June 23rd to June 27 (CDs 3 - 7).
My day 14 ultrasound will be on July 5th (should be on July 4th, but I'm pretty sure they are closed that day).
I will take Estrogen June 28th - July 2nd (CDs 8-12)
Try to have intercourse every other day between June 30 - July 10th (CDs 10 - 20)
My CD 25 progesterone draw will be on Friday July 15
Confusing? How about a calendar?
|Color Code: Light Green - instructed days of intercourse, Dark Green - my typical fertile days, Golden Egg - Average Ovulation day, Yellow - usual LP, Red - Typical start of a new cycle|
So with all of this "timed" intercourse, I also have to plan my time up in my hometown accordingly. My Grandfather is NOT doing well at all. I spoke with my father on Friday and learned some things that he was keeping from me. News was not good. I'll just do a list so I don't have to narriate:
- Grandpa had multiple mini strokes
- His MRI and CatScan revealed atrophies in his brain and the doctors don't understand why he is does not have full blown Alzheimer's or dementia. He has had several episodes where he has not been himself.
- Kidneys are failing
- Heart is weaking and failing
- Lungs are failing
- Liver is shutting down
- He needs constant care (of which is insurance denied him!), Dad's G/f has been helping him daily.
- He cannot drive, shower, shave, cook, clean, get to the bathroom on his own.
Right now I'm planning on making a trip once a month. This is going to be a huge strain on our family, especially with us trying to do a slightly medicated cycle. The cost of gas is ridiculous. But I don't want the guilt of not going and then my grandfather passes.
The doctors are giving him no more than a year. While his surgeons give him about 6 months.