I am officially that patient. You know, the one who calls and emails and bothers their doctors and nurses.
Yesterday morning when I woke I was all worried about the numbness and tingling around my PIO injection sites. So I hopped on my MyChart app on my phone and emailed my clinic, from my bed. Got to love that! A nurse responded quite quickly saying there wasn’t much that can be done but that I shouldn’t worry, the numbness and tingling should go away but could take a while.
Then I got out of bed and went to the bathroom. And saw the light, brown spotting. While still sitting on the toilet (TMI?) I emailed the nurse back and asked about the spotting. Later yesterday afternoon she wrote back and told me not to worry too much about the spotting, as they don’t get too excited about brown, light spotting.
So I made it to today. This morning, 14dpo, my HPT looked darker than yesterday, but I’m still spotting. Still light brown in color, and light, but still. And did I mention that yesterday’s test actually looked lighter than the day before? Eric keeps telling me those tests aren’t exact, but we all know how comforted that made me feel. Comparing 12dpo to this morning though, today was definitely darker, although the week’s estimator test still displayed 1-2 weeks pregnant this morning. Somehow I was hoping for 2-3… although if I remember correctly, 1-2 weeks on those tests is anyway from 5-300 or so.
So being that patient, I called the IVF clinic maybe an hour ago and asked if my first beta could be drawn today instead of tomorrow. Today is 14dpo, I mean, haven’t they made me wait long enough???
Actually, I had another reason in mind for not wanting to wait again day, fear of a low estrogen level. Last cycle when my first beta was drawn they determined that both my progesterone (considering I was already on supplements) and my estrogen were low. I was told to immediately start estrogen pills twice daily. Knowing that history I inquired this time if I could start estrogen on transfer day when I started the progesterone, but my doctor assured me there was no reason. Well, I don’t know, but something tells me my level is low, and I figure the sooner I start supplements the better… I should know my levels soon.
Prayers for a strong first beta, despite my continued spotting. I’ll update once I have the results!