Like my uterus in the last IUI, my period has decided to pack up and vacate the premises. Perhaps my uterus and period made a mutual decision that they have had enough of this IF malarky and decided to move to Bermuda or something. If they're loyal reproductive organs and feminine functions they'll pick somewhere that I would want to go--like deepest Cornwall or something.
I'm starting to etch Roman numerals into the wall of the bathroom for every day this purgatory goes on. I keep thinking of reasons that this is day 16 post IUI with no sign of my period (knock on wood...I think), and I'm sure I'm leaving something out. When I tested on day 14 I thought that it was still logical that my period had not shown up, but the longer it goes on, the more I wonder what is happening in there. As Nico pointed out in the comments to the last post, when she does treatment with pussaries, her period sometimes doesn't arrive until 16 days after the IUI. I'm still shocked that WHYBAML did not think to mention this to me, but I'll get over it.
What if I never ovulated at all? Am I waiting for a period that won't come without medicinal provocation? What if the pussaries fucked everything up completely and absolutely nothing is going on? You can also tell how completely entrenched in this infertility thing I am, as the absolute last possibility in my mind is pregnancy. I'm more likely to self-diagnose myself as having a massive uterine tumour before I would think that I'm pregnant.
I have decided that if it doesn't arrive by the morning of day 18 (that's Saturday for those keeping score at home), I will test again. If it is negative, I will jump out my bathroom window. If it is positive, I will jump out my bathroom window. Tell my bird I loved him. Oh, and The Dude.
Random final note: For the person that searched for this, you are a sick bastard. I'm picturing a gleeful Fertile, surrounded by her hoard of beautiful laughing children, typing that search into Google. "Ha ha!" she shouts, pointing and chuckling at us miserable cows. Talk about kicking me when I'm down...I'll have you know, I'm only number 8 on the list. Try telling The Dude that after another negative test/when my period makes its debut.