Wednesday, May 18, 2011

To Track or Not to Track?

Well, I think Aunt Flow (AF) has reared her ugly head for the first time in almost 2 years.  In some ways I expected her to show up: my face started breaking out, I thought I had ovulation pains about 2 weeks ago, and today I was having heart palpitation(POF symptom).

Prior to these last two years I tracked EVERY cycle.  I know almost immediately if I didn't ovulate or if something was off in my cycle.   Part of me is ready to jump back on the cycle tracking wagon but there is another part of me that doesn't want to track my cycle.  My fear is if I track my cycle, I will "try" to conceive again.  In our dream world we want another child but I don't want to put myself through this again.  I am currently VERY happy with where I am right now.

Then I also want to call my DR and have them run all the baseline fertility test.  I want to know how my FSH is after two years off.

This next cycle is going to be interesting and I wonder what it is going to bring.  Will it be normal?  Will I ovulate?  Will I have other POF symptoms?


  1. It's interesting and frustrating at the same time isn't it? I had a period (not on schedule with BCPs) after having our DE twin girls. I asked for the baseline tests of FSH and estradiol and the new doctor I was seeing didn't order them. Now a month later I'm kinda glad. Like you say I'm happy where I am and don't want to be shifted back to the IF stuff.

  2. Gosh...I don't think I could jump onto that train again. But never say never...tough, tough decision indeed.