But it is so wonderful...I can't stay away and I have so much to do at work...tomorrow I'll really dig in here...if they're lucky! I just need to talk to people who feel the way I do because I'm to the point of being miserable with worry...But happy for you and TCB...it all sounds so very positive!
I can't stay away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I'll have to get some dinner going in a while. I just don't feel like studying today. It's as if my 9 a.m exam has drained my brain of all rational thought for the rest of the day!
What about all the other buddies?
The Saga of the Aching Boobs continues....
So does the Saga of The Aching Ovary...
Please remain in your seats for the next thrilling episode... <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
This morning my temps were still up, but then again, I'm only 9DPO, so I suppose that's normal. I entered my chart and felt happy just seeing that line still so high. The minute it starts to go down, I'll know for sure AF is on her way.
I keep telling myself it's got to happen sometime, why shouldn't it? After all, my ultrasound was perfect, we BDed on the right days, and my cycle seems to be holding out longer than 23 days...
I don't want to get my hopes up, but it's inevitable...I'll test on Sunday/Monday if AF doesn't come. At the moment I have another exam on Friday, so I really should be studying, but can't seem to stay away for very long. You ladies are addictive! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
Ladylight... How are you feeling? I was glad to see your MS is better. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> What about those injections? Are they painful?
Autumn, try not to worry so much. I know it's hard, but it doesn't help the good 'ole ttc. What about your DH? BTW, have you ovulated yet?
Thanks so much to everyone for the support. You ladies are awesome!
<IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif"> Nela.
Sore boobs and discharge? Does anyone else have a whitish/yellowy discharge from their nipples? I'm getting really concerned but the doc says it's nothing to worry about..had it for a while now and just wondered what it meant. I have very large breasts so they're ALWAYS aching, can never tell if it's a sign of AF/pg or what!
Cramps? I swear I could feel my ovaries working overtime last night! The pain got so bad it woke me up. They seem fine this morning but seeing as I'm only 2 or 3 days past O (I'm not too sure this month!) could this mean something exciting is happening down there?!
Thanks for all your advice, I've got to dash off now but will check in later.
Laroussi.. I have had painful ovaries since the day after ovulation. In fact, although the pain seems to be concentrated in my left one, the right one also aches slightly every few hours. I don't know about the nipple discharge, maybe someone else does, but it sounds like a good sign <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/t_up.gif">
Mitsuwa, Maxie, Mandy, Dana...where are you ladies?
Nella, you are sounding just like I did when I got pregnant. Sore boobs and very painfull ovaries. But for me most of the pain was coming from the right ovary. Doc says that is the one the egg came from. She could see a little scar on the ultasound. Try taking your bra off and see if the boob pain gets worse. With me I couldn't stand to wear a bra, but it hurt alot worse with the bra off. I would just sit around the house holding my boobs really tight for a while.
I have a good feeling you are pregnant. Let us know as soon as you test.
Thanks Momofa4yearold...I usually get sore boobs before AF anyway, but I've never had this ovarian pain before. I usually get painful ovaries BEFORE AF, NOT after!
I haven't worn my bra today (I'm at home for the day), and they still hurt quite a lot. We have a 2 storey townhouse, so whenever I come downstairs I clutch my boobs with both hands, trying not to lose my balance! What a sight!
Wow, Nela. It really sounds like this could be it for you. I won't have you to give me hope while ttc. I know worrying doesn't help things but unfortunately I'm one of those people who can't ever shut down. As far as ovulating this month, I don't think so. It is now day 18 and the CM has never gotten to any point but milky/lotiony. My temps have ranged between 97.4 and 96.4 since day 4 when I started charting. I had that weird AF and on day 4 (charting start) my temp was 97.9. My face is beginning to have a few breakouts so I think AF is right around the corner. I have to say that I have pretty much given up hope that I'll get pregnant. I really want to get pregnant but I am thinking that it isn't really looking possible for me. Today my temp was 97.0.
I so hope that AF is feeling the pain of my voodoo doll sticks...and I'm close to ripping her head off...and she, witch that she is, stays away from all of you. Nela, this really has to be it...
Good luck to all of you ttc ladies. My thoughts and hopes are with you.
Autumn... of course I would stay on the buddies thread, even if I conceived! I'd be like Ladylight, keeping you company and trying to be supportive. I'd never abandon ship because I was pregnant <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
BTW, I think the AF voodoo doll is a really good idea! No, seriously!
I wish I could give you some insight on your temps, but I do mine in Celsius, not Farenheit, so I'm at a loss as to what they could mean. I was reading some pregnancy stories by women who had ben ttc for some time, and one of them said that the TCOYF book is very good, but shouldn't be interpreted like the bible. She said many ttc women have proven it wrong, and she was one of them! Just something to think about! I think we tend to take it as cast iron proof or advice, and in reality nothing in life is so sure.
<IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif"> Nela.
Nela - This has just got to be your month. My ovaries hurt too when I had conceived before I knew I had. I remember getting up from a chair and twisting a certain way and ouchie. Keeping all fingers and toes crossed for you!!!
Autumn - oh please don't give up hope. You want a deserve a child so deeply, I'm sure your prayers have been heard. praying they respond with a little one for you soon. Can't quite figure out your temps, but I always O'd late so you still have time. Sending baby dust your way too.
My m/s is just horrible and sometimes lasts all day and night. It only lets up a little bit here/there, oh well. I'm dealing with it. Praying it's a good sign. And I'm dealing with giving myself shots twice day, yes they hurt a bit and I have bruises all over my backside, but have to do it. I was hoping to enjoy this pg more, but right now I just want to make it through the next few hours without vomiting again (sorry). Not complaining just feeling yucky right now.
How's everyone else today? I have to do another training this afternoon again. Take care all. Thanks for all the loving support from this group! Very thankful for you and that you understand what it's like.
LadyLight thank you for your constant encouragement. If not for you and Nela I would probably even avoid the boards. It is so frustrating, as I know many women here know, to keep hoping and then nothing. I will continue to try until September. I just want to not count on it anymore. I do think the odds are greatly reduced at my age. Women do get pg at my age, but often with the help of drugs or other methods. I don't really want to go that route if I can avoid it. I know there are some who do it naturally too. Again, I think the reality is that they are few and far between. And there is one woman on the boards who talks often of the negative side of older moms (and not in a mean way at all). Many of her comments are my own worries. That is why I won't try after September. I really hope it happens too, even more for my husband than for me. He doesn't have children of his own. I still have my daughters.
I am sorry to hear of all your bruises though I know the shots are necessary. I was very sick with both my pregnancies so I understand the m/s thing. I was even in the hospital for 9 days with the first one due to dehydration from puking so much. I was also in the hospital twice with the second pregnancy. I hope and pray that you can get enough fluids into you so that doesn't happen. You don't need any more needle sticks! But both my daughters were beautiful and healthy. Hang in there...hopefully the m/s will pass by the end of first trimester. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/t_up.gif">
Autumn..thanks for your kind words. I too, have felt a special "affinity" with certain people here, and you are definitely one of them! I so hope it's going to work out for all of us. It is natural to worry about age, honey, but we know that your tests came back fine and that your DH had good SA results too. It is so very important to have that! From a purely practical point of view, you also know you can conceive, because you have 2 daughters. It may take longer (or not!), but eventually you will get there, I'm sure. You have a doctor's appointment next week, right? I'm dying to hear what he/she says. How are you feeling emotionally? I hope you're keeping your chin up <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> Really, I'm repeating myself, but try not to worry so much, ok, hon? BTW, I'm sure Ladylight is right, you may still have to ovulate this month, dont stop BDing!
Ladylight...sorry to hear your ms is not any better. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> I'm sure it's a good sign though! Thanks so much for the info on your ovaries! It certainly helps to think it could be a symptom. It's reassuring to know you have been through the same thing. You are such a help.
Wow! 11:15 there, Nela? I thought you were 6 hours ahead but you are actually 7! That makes you 7 hours closer to my age! LOL Just kidding. And thank you for your kind words too. Emotionally I'm not at my best. I handle things fine outwardly but inside I just roil! I just worry too much about too many things. I won't bore you with all of that again...you've heard it often enough!
Gosh Nela...everyday AF doesn't show I am so thankful for your sake. I keep praying for you. And oddly enough...and maybe other women have said it here too, I feel like a couple of you are truly my friends. So much so that I wish we could all get together and hang out...let's see...hmmm...something quite chic or cosmopolitan...cappucinos on a sidewalk bistro? Tea at some lovely combination antique/book/gallery? A day at the beach? Having a glass of wine overlooking the Mediterranean? Are you getting the idea that I need a vacation? Hmmmm.... Well, I keep you posted should I ovulate...but AF coming I think...I'm feeling crampy...crabby...and wanting sweets! Yikes!