Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Eggwhites: Just Another Word for Omelette

Well, my TWW is done but I am still in the nether-region of where the F is AF? I've got the collection of negative pee stix (11DPO, 12DPO, 13DPO, 15DPO), the negative Beta (13DPO), I've got the spotting, now just waiting for the BBT to fall and AF to really get here full-force.

(Before you think I'm a totall kook for peeing on all those sticks, I really did it as a matter of curiosity and information gathering - I would really like to know if I manage to get to some sort of implantation stage even if it doesn't hold on past normal cycle length.)

I have to say it was an interesting TWW. Wasn't really expecting anything (if I were, we probably wouldn't be already scheduled for IVF) but I will admit: I had some very interesting symptoms. I know they can ALL be chalked up to PMS (except for maybe the last weird one) but I was thinking... maybeeeeeee....

C'mon. You know you miss the olden days of Symptoms Without Suppositories (or injections) so what the heck. I'll treat you:

- my small bbs got bigger/denser (always do on 2nd half of cycle) but nipples were puffed out and were stinging a whole lot, especially at night and that was new to me. sometimes itchy-stingy. haven't felt that since I first grew 'em!

- I had light AF type cramping during 6,7,8 DPO. Thought that was nice timing... right?

- I had interesting "twitchy" feelings in the UtRus. Like, you know when you have a muscle twitch in your leg and you can actually see it twitching but you're not consciously moving it? It felt very much like that. happened about 1/2 dozen times per day from 9DPO until 14DPO.

- I was peeing constantly. But I was also really drinking a lot of water, so whatever.

- BBT is currently still high and (spotting notwithstanding) I am 1 day late. Very unusual for me.

- Drumroll please...

- Ok here's the weird one. Started around 8DPO. Oh my god my palms were itching the heck out of me. And the bottoms of my feet. And for about 3 days the nape of my neck/back of my scalp. like UBER itching. Not all at once... a location would just start itching and it would last for about 10 min and fade away. No rashes, no allergies, nothing to be seen. So I figured it was hormonal. Has anyone, ANYONE, had this before - preg or not? Totally weird.

- most of these "symptoms" have abated. funny how they do that after a negative Beta.

And that's it for the fun. Comments and opinions welcome on my retardedness. Amazing what a mindf*ck TTC is in general, no? Take that x 100 for a person going through IVF with all the shots and physical discomforts and money involved... I'm going there next.

Hoping CD1 will be tomorrow so I can get in to the RE by Sat and not have to wait until next week. And hope for no cyst. I always seem to have one present at the end of most cycles (did I tell you I suspect I may have LUF Syndrome? But have never been diagnosed - except for self-diagnosed with my Doctorate from Google University.)

p.s. We ate the remainder of those organic pasteurized eggwhites in a delicious and healthy fritatta! So all was not lost!

UPDATE: It's now April 4 and AF arrived this morning. So we go in for cooter-cam tomorrow AM. I suspect a cyst on the right side (I'm getting pretty good at this cyst thing. I can feel it)... anyone want to wager how big? I am guessing at least 6cm. But this time, unless the RE feels otherwise, I will elect to aspirate instead of wait. if we wait, it's gonna be a crap shoot for me to find a month without a cyst.

15 comments:

soralis said...

I was so hoping the egg white thing would have worked for you... what a story that would have been!

Holly crap I was thinking about your egg white adventure, then I read you ate them.. ROTFLMFAO!!!

Good luck with IVF!

Sunnie said...

lol...I am just angry at you for saying uber anything! :) lol

MoMo said...

I totally can relate about trying to find symptoms...your mind can really play some tricks on you! I hope AF comes soon, I know the waiting can be really frustrating.

Good luck and I am thinking of you!

wannabmom214 said...

I commend you for your attitude of research in all this! :) I hope you are able to get going with your IVF cycle VERY soon!

Mellie said...

All the symptoms you described are part of my normal luteal phase too. Except the itching everywhere part. But that happens whenever - I really need to lather moisturizer on my body twice a day to avoid it.

Sorry for the negative beta - but I'm hopeful that IVF will be just what you need.

Beagle said...

I love the fritatta thing . . . why waste good egg whites! Funny!

Sorry about the BFN. My symp/empathies to you that you'll be embarking on IVF soon . . . but may it do the trick for you on the first go!

Marz said...

I'm sorry for your rollercoaster of emotions & sorry that the darn witch showed up after all.
I'm actually going through the same thing right now, that you went through recently (going over symptoms). I'm 7dpo & it's my 1st cy of Clomid and anything different I'm analyzing & hoping...

Sunny Jenny said...

Glad to know I am not the only spaz who has phantom pregnancy symptoms. Of course I mean that in a totally loving way! :)

You know what they say..IF give you egg whites...make an omlet! :P

Zarqa said...

Yes! I have had the itchy palms. Both in a negative cycle and this current positive one but not with every cycle. It's the estrogen increasing blood flow to the extremities. It happened with one IVF when my estrogen was pretty high. Now with this early pregnancy, it stopped as soon as they decreased the amount of estrogen they have me on.
Sorry about AF.:(

Just another Jenny said...

That sounds like a pretty heavy duty list of symptoms, more than I have right now. I don't know about any other 2ww (went straight to IVF) but you got it right, it's pretty suckbutt. You get through it though, everybody does somehow. I'm sorry this was a negative, it would have been nice to skip the IVF coaster. I hope that cyst isn't as bad as you think.

Maya said...

Symptoms, who the hell needs them any way. Trying to figure them out drove me crazy for years. Good for you for having a plan in place in case it didn't work out. That always makes me feel better. The frittata sounds great

Jill said...

I'm sorry that AF arrived and that you aren't pregnant. Thanks for your comment on my blog; at least we can commiserate with each other.

I hope things work out well with the cyst and that you will have better luck this cycle. Hang in there.

Thalia said...

Ah yes, the magical mystery symptom-spotting tour. So hard not to pay attention to them! Sorry it didn't work out this time.

Sarah said...

So sorry that it didn't work this time. I find trying to interpret symptoms is so annoying that it is almost a relief when AF arrives so that I can start worrying about next cycle! Good luck.

Shinny said...

I had that itchy palms and feet with the pregnancy that I lost in December '04. It was intense every day for the last two months. It is hitting me again off and on this month but I still have 9 more days to wait before I will know if it worked.

So sorry that it didn't work out for you this month. Good luck next month.