Monday, October 19, 2009

CD3 - Here Comes the Sun...

I am so happy to see the sun today...and the blue sky. I haven't seen the sun or the blue sky since last Wednesday. It has been cold, wet and dreary for days. I hate this kind of weather. I am a sunshine and 80 degree girl. I should be living in Southern California. That, after all, is where I got spoiled on the weather.

I went to a scrapbooking crop yesterday. I love scrapping. I haven't done any since early June. The Croptoberfest event last year was my first real experience with scrapping. So basically I hit my 1 year anniversary with it. I have completed my wedding album and a "family" album so far. When I started this hobby last year, I fully believed that I would have a baby album to start on very soon as BJ and I had just had our initial consultation with the Clinic. Well, here I am a year later and no closer to that album. I dream about doing one of those every time I see the pretty pink and blue paper and embellishments. I have actually started avoiding those items in the craft store. It's starting to sting. And when I go to crops, most of the women there are working on albums that include their kids and/or babies galore. I have the Little Guy to talk about and show pictures of but I always have to confess that he is my step-son. Then the question always comes..."so, do you have any kids of your own?". And I have to say, "no, not yet...hopefully soon." It never gets easier to deal with those questions no matter how long you have been at this. Maybe one day I will get to use that beautiful paper and those cute little stickers...

I called to request my medical records for my appointment with the new doctor and they told me it could take up to 3 WEEKS to get them. Great. Just. My. Luck. That, and they want to charge me .73 per page. As if they don't already have enough of my money. So it looks like I will be seeing the doctor with no records. BJ said not to change my appointment and to still go in and talk to him so that's what I'm going to do. I will make some notes of what I remember and also give him the low down on my cycles these past few months. Hopefully that will be enough to maybe get him to give me some Clomid. BJ also made the comment that we need to be better about timing. I agreed and then followed up with "I try not to nag you about that...". He didn't really respond but he knows he has issues about timing. Admitting there is a problem is the first step to fixing it, right?

AF is basically gone. There has been nothing today and I mean nothing to speak of. I love the shortness but as usual, I dread there is a bad reason for it. I basically started to really spot the late morning early afternoon. By 9:00pm it was basically a flow...too late in the day to be considered CD1 (at least by my clinic's standards). I had a medium (for me) flow Saturday and a light flow yesterday and she's practically gone today. It kind of makes waiting for O harder because once I'm done, I like to know that O is just a few days away, not a week or more. Gotta love the human body.

Thank you all for your replies from Friday. It's good to know that I can come here and be a raving lunatic once in a while and that I'm not the one getting burned at the stake for it. :-)


Kait said...

Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I used to stress about having short periods, but both my obgyns (I had to switch for location reasons) told me it was nothing to worry about. Evidently how much you bleed has very little to do with your lining or anything, it's mostly how much the cramping makes capillaries in your uterus contract, causing them to bleed. So not bleeding a lot is actually a good thing. Just thought that might help ease your mind. My periods are only three days, and that is with a late start the first day and being pretty much done by noon the third, but I was told again and again not to worry about it.

Kait @

Anonymous said...

My latest period was the best one yet - and it was only 3 days with a little bit of spotting on the 4th day and a lot less bleeding overall.
I think it's ridiculous how long it takes to get medical records - I dealt with that when I was trying to send my stuff to the CEC in Atlanta for my last surgery. I had to basically beg and plead them on the phone (tears included - and they weren't fake) to get them to give them to me sooner and they did it that very day!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you also had the low bleed issue - me too! Back before I went on the pill (ages ago, I was on the pill for 10 years) I had 5-7 days of period. But ever since I went off the pill for TTC I have only had about 2 days. Both family doctor and RE said that there is no issue. RE even told me I have good lining. But I always wondered if there was an issue.

Good luck getting your medical records. Maybe try calling back and giving them a hard time and explain the time sensitivity? The medical records belong to you! There are a ton of privacy law issues that can make it difficult to get your records. There are also laws that regulate the timeframe for producing medical records.

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

TeeJay, that's ridiculous about your records. It should NOT take 3 weeks. The charge is ridiculous too, but I've had that happen before. Once a reeptionist told me they charge a flat $25 to copy records, and when I pointed out that I had only one appt with the doctor so far and my records were maybe 2 pages, she didn't budge.

Anyway, can you call back and tell them you'll like to come in and take your records for an hour to be copied? You could hop over to Kinko's and xerox them yourself. They can't tell you no, they're YOUR records.