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I really need to start buying less expensive home pregnancy tests… I’m gonna go broke aimlessly testing every morning, as I’m apparently a freak with no patience. I’ve been using the Clearblue Digital variety, which I think runs upwards of $10 each, although I purchase in bulk, five at a time. No judging! And yes, used another this morning, and still, the same damn result. Yes, I have no patience, that was previously determined. And if you’re still not sure if I’m crazy, allow me to convince you…

This morning when I got the NOT PREGNANT result I googled home pregnancy tests sensitivity. There is a much greater range of sensitivity than I thought, with Clearblue Digital (my choice) being damn near the least sensitive on the market of those reported, at 50 mIU/hCG. What a rip, since it’s one of the most expensive…

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I suppose there are advantages to a lower sensitivity. Blood tests display the level of hCG in your blood, which can determine a pregnancy very soon after implantation, but that hCG level can drop soon after implantation if the embryo doesn’t continue to thrive. Obviously it would be quite disheartening to learn, at home, you are pregnant, to only realize later you are not. With the lower sensitivity of these urine tests, you’d be unaware of the early pregnancy in these circumstances. Maybe for the best, I don’t know…

My RE doc loves to send letters. I am quite confused by this practice of communication through snail mail, but I’ll go with it for now. Problem I have with these letters though, is that I rarely understand what the crap they are telling me. The latest one they sent is fairly clear though… To be included in the next uptime, which is March 31st thru May 11th, I must get my period between February 6th and April 3rd. Okay, now I’m nervous. What if my body is just seriously confused from stopping mid-cycle last time?? I am not waiting until June or July to do this when I originally started this IVF nonsense in January! My clinic’s up and down times are really lengthening this process…

That latest letter from my RE doc stated my period would begin March 9th. Nothing like getting a letter in the mail alerting you of that! Although I guess we left normal and moved to awkward a year ago, so I really should be used to this by now. Regardless, that day came and went. Am I supposed to call them? Or just wait this out?? Why do I always feel like I’m bothering them with my questions?? They have an injection for everything else, can’t they give me something to get on with this process??

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