This was supposed to go in stages.
Stage I - Estrace for 3 weeks
Stage II - Progesterone for 10 days
Stage III - Start period and move into mock cycle, have a repeat HSC
Stage IV - IF my lining thickens as it should, do the integrin biopsy, if not repeat mock cycle
Stage V - DepoLupron for 2 months
Stage VI - FET cycle
So why is it that already, I'm fucking all of this up?! Or should I say, my body is?
Tuesday night, 4 days into my Prometrium, I started spotting. Weird. I think nothing of it. Wednesday morning, it's turning into a that pre-period brownish whatever. By that afternoon, there was no question, I was starting my period. And it's still going today.
So after 6 months of literally begging for a period, now I can't seem keep it away. I contacted my nurse at CCRM yesterday and she was not very helpful. I waited all day for a phone call only for her to tell me she needed to contact the doctor. Mmmmmm k. Then she called back to say, remain on the progesterone and call her next week with cycle day 1. I continued to ask her what if this is cycle day 1 and I don't bleed again next week. She just said "you should".
Come on people, lets be real. My body doesn't exactly do as it "should".
So after an evening of getting myself all worked up over questions like "does this mean if I don't bleed next week, that I'll have to wait another month for the mock cycle"? I have really waited long enough. I've been patient enough. This is NOT the answer I can even take at this point.
I decided this morning to email Dr. G. He's one of the few doctors at CCRM that does communicate so well through email, and I try to only bug him when I'm about to you know, flip the heck out. As soon as I hit send…I get an out of office reply. I almost cried on the spot. He's out of the office until next Tuesday and to expect delays next week on email responses.
Bless this man, because less than 5 minutes later, he responded to me. What he said, actually made sense. Why can't the nurses, if that's all we get to talk to, actually relay this stuff properly!?!?!
Dr. G said that he wants me to take the entire 10 days to ensure the lining is completely shed. I may or may not have a period after my last pill. If I don't within 3 days, they will still start my mock cycle and hysteroscopy at that time and will not delay the cycle.
Now that's a valid explanation. Thank you. I mean, it still confuses me a bit because I don't know what that means for cycle days, was yesterday cycle day 1? Or is cycle day 1, 3 days after my last Prometrium? I guess that's neither here nor there at this point, but you see my confusion?
So based on this information, I should be heading out to Denver the week of the 17th for my hysteroscopy. Luckily, this is the "easy" one in the office (if there is such a thing).
Have I ever mentioned that Prometrium makes me one cranky little gal?? Well it does. I'm a real treat right now.
T was doing impressions of my "permanent scowl" the other day. Funny. Very funny. If only I had a picture of that to post, it would have been priceless.