8/29/2005

To test or not to test

Sorry, I know that's the lamest subject title ever, but that's all I've got. Today is day 13 post IUI, which I'm sure I could abbreviate like "13dpo" or whatever, but I don't do that sort of thing because I rarely know what it means. I'm trying to leave the testing to the final moment, because I know that my period will magically appear minutes after a negative test. It almost never fails.

I've been paging through previous blog posts, trying to gauge when my period may or may not be due. During IUI cycle #2 my period showed up 11 days after the insemination, and for IUI #3 it appeared 10 days after insemination. Naturally my little mind is getting carried away, now that I've made it at least 2 days longer than my previous times. However, all of this could be false hope because a) GLCP was shooting up all that sperm in IUIs 1, 2 and 3 to my kidneys b) I had a completely different medicinal regimen this time round.

Every once in awhile I think I feel a bit crampy and I panic. When I go to the bathroom I have to psyche myself up before looking at the toilet paper. Additionally, my lower back hurts which is almost always indicative of an oncoming period. Ugh. This whole infertility thing is a lot of work, you know? It's bad enough I've got The Dude breathing down my neck every time I step out of the bathroom. I feel like if I don't give him enough hints as to the outcome via body language that he's going to start trying to catch a glimpse of the toilet paper before I flush it. He also keeps saying, "I'm nervous." Yeah, no shit pal. Thanks for the added guilt trip.

Anyway, that's what is going on in my head at the moment -- do I pee on a stick, or do I just wait for the bleeding to come? Apologies for the lack of humour in this post as well. This is why I avoid talking all business; it even makes me want to yawn.

Oh, in reference to the word verification in the comments section...I apologise. I'm sick of blog spam and that's the only way to get rid of it. So far so good.

I'm going to go ponder stick peeing again.

16 comments:

Alisa said...

Pee on a stick in the morning - you know you want to...

Em said...

It's such a hard decision. I am nervous for you.

tania said...

Shit!

There is never a correct answer to the "to pee or not to pee" question... (well, of course you should pee, but whether or not you want to do it on the stick is just a no win situation unless you end up with two lines of course). The last several go arounds I was anti-pee stick. I figured why spend even more of my money just to get depressed....

But I agree with Alisa - if you're going to do it, wait until morning...

Molly said...

I'm nervous for you too. I guess I can't advise you one way or the other -- if it was me, I'd test, but I'm a psychopath.

b said...

I say pee. I'm just a few days behind you. That's why it is so easy for me to say that, because I'll need the encouragement in a couple days! LOL!

Susie said...

I'm another morning tester. I can usually wait until 14 days post, but in your shoes I would be testing tomorrow.

Do what's right for you, though. I'm thinking of you.

PJ said...

Pee on the stick tomorrow morning. I'll be waiting...

K said...

If you decide to test - good luck!

MsPrufrock said...

Morning testing is baaaaaad. I have an "Away Day" with work tomorrow and I can just see myself being all despondent when I have to be chipper and friendly.

Dooneybug said...

Pee, pee, pee, pee!

Erin said...

Oh, for heaven's sake. Pee on the stick. You know you want to. We want you to, too. It's a win-win.

Jenn said...

I always pee. I have no will power.

mm said...

I'd test. But take my advice with a grain o' salt: I've been known to take hpts when I haven't had unprotected sex in months. I'm addicted. Good luck!!

Nico said...

I've now written you four different answers and they're all depressing and suck. So I'm not going to weigh in on this one, but rather just say that I'm hoping so hard that it's worked...

Anonymous said...

My period always came 12 dpiui. If I made it to 13 days, I would test the next day.

Panda said...

Okay, so pee into a cup in the morning and put it somewhere safe but NOT in the fridge, and test it when you get home. You have to use morning pee if you want an accurate result.