Monday, August 11, 2008

The Elusive Ms. AF

It has been 7 1/2 weeks since my D&C and still no AF. So frustrating. I just want to get this show on the road! Not that the curtain has come up all that often on this show, but I need to at least mimic forward momentum.

This happened last summer, too, the first time in my entire life that I was not just irregular, but missing AF for an entire 2 months. It was bizarre. I suspect it was the hard core diet I was on at the time (bean sprouts and hour long spectacles at the gym), but that's definitely not my problem now. The warm, yummy calorie-laden bowls I have nuzzled my face into for the better part of this summer should have guaranteed this. Before, I was always somewhere comfortably and reliably between 28 and 32 days. So, what in Pete's sake is going on? And who is this Pete fellow anyway?

Well, I guess I'll just have to wait and see, just like everything else in the IF world. We're planning on doing a saline ultrasound (to see if the D&C left the plumbing in tact) and baseline blood work once AF does make her grand entrance, making our next (and possibly final) IUI attempt the cycle after that. Holy cow. I feel like I've spent this entire journey lying in wait. What, will it be 2009 before the IUI actually does come to fruition? I wouldn't be surprised...

To stave off my obsession to sit and google 'period after d&c' until my fingers go numb, I'll be off camping over the next few days, internet-free. It's with my in-laws (who I actually have a lot of fun with) and an assisted living organization that spearheads my husband's brother's care (he is developmentally disabled). So, parents, caretakers and clients will be there. It should be interesting, to say the least. :) Wish me luck!


Lost in Space said...

I'm sorry you are so frustrated waiting for the witch to show. I wish you weren't going through any of this at all. Sending huge hugs and wishes that she shows for you soon so you can move forward.

Camping sounds great. Enjoy your time away and let us know how it goes.

When you get back, you've been tagged. Stop by my blog to check it out. (:

Just Me. said...

Oh no! AF is just such a bitch. She appears when she's not needed and she doesn't appear when she's needed. From experience, whenever I wear white, she appears immediately. She is very drawn to white panties!!!!!!!

Enjoy your time and we'll be here when you get back.

Hope2morrow said...

Ugh! Sorry about AF.

I hope you do get to enjoy your mini-vacation. Describing what you were going to be doing brought a smile to my face. Can't wait to hear stories when you return.

MamaSoon said...

I hope you have a great little mini getaway.

By the way, I love, love, love your writing style.