Bad Night!

Isn’t it amazing how when we really really want AF to arrive she takes her time and in the months when we’re desperate for her not to arrive she comes early??!! This month being no exception!

Its been 6 months since my surgery, during which I’ve had some really weird cycles. I’ve had some REALLY short cycles, lasting only 24 days, I’ve had some really really bad AF cramps, like I’ve never experienced in my life before and not only are they extremely painful, but instead of lasting just a couple of hours of the first day, they last up to 3 days now and not even extra strength Nurofens settles them.

So here’s my chart for this month:

According to my chart, I ovulated on CD13, so I’m now on the 15th day of my lutheal phase. Now correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t a lutheal phase only supposed to last 14 days? I’m a little bit concerned, especially after my rather weird experience last night. Just before going to bed, TMI alert, when I went to the loo it looked like AF was about to arrive. I thought nothing of it, I mean that would be bang on time. Then I woke up just before midnight with excruciating pain in my right side. I swear if I didn’t know better, I would have assumed that must be what an ectopic pregnancy would feel like, except my right tube is disconnected and the “fingers” on that tube so swollen and distorted from the damage that they’re not capable of picking up anything. Elize has suggested perhaps a cyst on my right ovary, I wouldn’t know, I’ve never had a cyst before so I don’t know what it feels like. Today what I thought was AF arriving is completely gone and along with the pain from last night.

So its back to waiting. Now the problem is if AF arrives later today, it will mean that my CD2 scan will be on Saturday morning, which means that I don’t know if I will be able to see my FS and not land up with one of his partners, but I need to see my FS to discuss the way forward and any further tests. IF AF arrives tomorrow, well I definitely will NOT be missing my spa day on Sunday for a CD2 Dildo Cam Scan, priorities priorities!

So now do I hope that AF arrives on Saturday? But then I have my heaviest AF day at the Spa!


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  • Reply Charmi

    Must apologise for the long post – but here goes: We kind of in the same boat. I normally have 25/26 day cycles – but its all been weird since my lap on 22 April. Had IUI on 30 Aug (with Fertomid, Gonal F and Ovidrel trigger – triggered on 29Aug) – I am currently on CD31 – which is already 17 days past “ovulation”. Also did POAS and all negative – evn this morning still. Eventually had HcG bloods done this morning. But: (wait for it). Every month when I have a low progesterone count on CD22 (this month it was 7.2 on CD19 and 5.9 on CD22) AF arrives late only to find that I have a cyst. So in my case I am sure that I didnt ovulate (according to progesterone) although my CM, temps and ferning was spot on??. I always get a bit of pinkish “fluid” but never full blown AF when I have a cyst. I had terrible cramps this month from the second day after the IUI – it stopped about 2 days ago and I thought AF was surely on her way – but absolutely nothing since then? But I did have the same “once off very bad cramps” on Sunday night. Since then no cramps, just daily headache, backache and very very very sore boobies…

    But then again that is me – I am very prone to get cysts – not sure how your cyst history is? πŸ™‚

    I will let you know what my results are later today – although I am convinced it would yet again be another BFN.. GGRRRR. I have made my first appointment with Vitalab for 1 October – YAY for me. I am happy with Dr de Bruin – but a new pair of eyes surely cant hurt?

    Thinking of you & hoping that all will work out!! Might be an idea to go for u/sound to check? If it is a cyst he can drain it very quickly so you can start your cycle?

    September 17, 2008 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Murgdan

    Oh my. Hmmmph. Well. My LP hangs at a steady 16 days. But what is regular for you is regular for you…so 14 it is. Hmmm. As for the pain, glad it’s gone…but I would say if AF does NOT show today then there could be something going on. I’ll keep my fingers crossed it’s something good….either way you may still go see your FS by the end of the week. Hmmm. Puzzling damn cycles.
    Why can’t it be EASY!!!

    September 17, 2008 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply peanuttam


    I’ve had 3 cysts removed and one went away by itself, one of them burst and I had terrible pain and lots of bleeding with that. I have noticed weird discarges with cysts but mainly the pain, oh the pain! My pain never subsides tho, it stays there and I can also feel it running down my leg which is very common with cysts.

    The one thing which I could be sure about was that it would affect my cycle, I would always have a longer cycle when there was a cyst. Cysts can be bad when they don’t go away by themselves – those ones affect your hormone levels and therefore carry on growing and delay a period and most times need to be removed by lapscope (sometimes they give you meds but mine had to be drained). My last one was a corpus luteum cyst which wasn’t growing or giving off hormones so it went away by itself but did delay my period by 4 days.

    Hope it comes right soon chicken….and I hope it doesn’t affect our day at the SPA!!!

    Sorry for the long post!

    September 17, 2008 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply samcy

    Right so I know we discussed this earlier on msn BUT the likliehood of it being a cyst with a non cyst history is low… it *could* happen but it is unlikely… I hope it is nothing serious!

    Healthy LP’s range from between 12 – 16 days per “Taking charge of your fertility” book… so you’re still within range?

    PS if AF comes at the “wrong” time ie CD 2 = Sunday you could always just go in for a CD 3 scan – the difference in results won’t be effected in any way surely?

    September 17, 2008 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Rosy

    Hi Shaz,

    I just wanted to say that I think you are such an incredibly brave woman and that you are truly an inspiration for me.

    Will be here every step of the way.

    Lots of love,


    September 17, 2008 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply samcy

    PS nice new header πŸ™‚

    September 17, 2008 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Yvonne

    K, I’ll ask the dumb-ass question – I take it you’ve POAS? πŸ˜‰ My first thought when you posted about the Spa day was ‘OMG she’s going to be preggie this month!’ because of course there are a lot of spa treatments you can’t undergo in early pregnancy and wouldn’t that just be Murphy’s sense of humour.

    Sorry your cycles are out of whack and confusing, hope you get some clarity soon!!!

    Thinking of you…

    September 17, 2008 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Yvonne

    Oh lordy, sorry just saw on your chart that you have POAS! Sorry. πŸ™

    September 17, 2008 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply j

    Hmm, maybe the crosshairs are a day off? Frustrating I know. I just had a 31 day cycle (totally unheard of for me). Yuck. I hope your spa day is fab!

    September 17, 2008 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Monica

    Man, that does sound horrifically frustrating. Blegh. I am inching with lots of trepidation toward doing that fertility chart thingy, but I keep getting afraid of it and backing off. Maybe next month.

    September 18, 2008 at 8:00 am
  • Reply Maritza

    Agree with Sam, do CD3 scan Monday…those beautiful charty things make me a little jealous…they become a little less fun when they extend over 35 – 50 days… *sigh*

    September 18, 2008 at 9:04 am
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