OvuQuick Update


I might not get how OvuQuick is better than other OPKs because over the weekend when I got my positive test using OvuQuick, I got a positive on my digital 🙂 test as well.  At the exact same time.  How OvuQuick is better isn’t clear to me.  If someone can explain it better to me than great!  If not, then I think I’m going to stick with my digital 🙂 test which are much less expensive.

I had a temperature rise so that paired with a positive OPK on Saturday, I think it is safe to assume that I’ve ovulated.  I’ll keep temping to confirm but I’m probably now officially in the TWW once again.  I’m glad that I’ll be so busy during this wait with the move.  I fly up to Seattle on Wednesday to find a place for us to live – fingers crossed!

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This month, I’ve been doing the Sperm Meets Egg plan.  I know.  I know.  It probably doesn’t work but I thought I’d try it.  I’ve attempted it before but we always seem to fail at keeping up with the (fairly) rigorous schedule but this month I didn’t tell MH, which helps lessen the pressure to perform, and just jumped his bones 😉  I haven’t followed it to a “T” because I started on day 9 instead of day 8 but better late than never, right?!

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The mobile phlebotomist arrives shortly to take my blood for the autoimmune testing.  I hope that he/she doesn’t need to come INTO our apartment because it is a MESS!  Boxes, bubble wrap, paper, our things are strewn all over the place.  If he/she does need to come into our place, oh well!  I’ll never see them again so they can judge me as much as they want.

I have mixed feelings about these tests.  They are really expensive and we’re paying for them out-of-pocket, so I don’t like them already.  I’m torn between really wanting them to reveal something that is treatable and wanting them to show up completely within normal ranges and show that I’m “normal.”

But, like everything around infertility, I HAVE NO CONTROL!  So, I must let go and let it be as it will be and deal with the results when they come.

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OvuQuick Test


Dr. Sher recommended that I use OvuQuick ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) instead of any other kind.  Supposedly, OvuQuick predicts ovulation within 24 hours, which is sooner than other OPKs.  It is a little like a science kit with a test, an eye dropper and a cup.  At first, it was a little intimidating to use but after the first time, it’s really nothing.

I’ve been using both my digital 🙂 tests and tbe OvuQuick test.  I want to see if it really does predict it closer to ovulation.  So far, both show negatives.  This will be the last and only month that I do this little experiment. It is quite an expensive experiment.  But we’ll see what happens!  (Though I admit I forgot to use the digital yesterday so I guess my experiment is kind of out the door already).

Fingers crossed…

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On another note, I’ve decided along with my acupuncturist to take 81mgs of aspirin a day from O to when my period shows up (hopefully not).  She says that all except for two autoimmune disorders affecting fertility are treated with baby aspirin so why not start taking it.  She says to stop taking it at flow to give my body a break since it can cause bruising, etc. as a side effect.  I’ll try it and see if it helps.  I love going rogue and doing my own thing.  But I’m also careful so if I get nervous about it, I’ll stop.

Monday is the day that I get my blood drawn for the tests that Dr. Sher ordered.  With everything going on, I couldn’t figure out how to get my blood drawn and then sent back to the correct lab – I was told that I needed to sort that part out.  Apparently, there are only two labs in the country who know how to do these tests so I had to figure out on my own how to get my blood drawn and then given back to me.  Some labs won’t do it.  I was offered the chance to use a mobile phlebotomist.  The person will come to my house/workplace and draw the blood and handle shipment.  All for the lovely price of $50.  For the convenience, I took it.  We’ll see how it goes!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!