After 117 days of nothing, I now officially am getting my period! I've never been this happy to be bleeding out my vag in my life!
It started late last night around 10pm, so according to my PCOS consultants (on an awesome message board that my friend recommended) today is cycle day 1 and I start taking clomid on Sunday.
That unfortunately means that if I do ovulate on time (in 15 days) it'll
be the first day of my trip. But chances are I won't ovulate on
time anyway which means it may be during my trip. Ack!
I'm temping now [taking my temperature every morning- your temperature rises after ovulation] in order to
make sure I actually ovulate, and also have a bunch of
ovulation pee kits that I'm going to use until they run out but mostly just going to have a bunch of sex
this month. :)
Also yesterday maybe it was the PMS mood swings
but I just felt compelled to tell my parents about PCOS. I hadn't had
any contact with them since my diagnosis, and I was a bit apprehensive
about telling them, but yesterday my dad sent me a video from Disney World of him and my mom in "It's
a small world" and was like "we're thinking of you!" Which made me
remember something I hadn't thought about in decades- when I was a
little kid I used to make my parents go on that ride with me over and
over again whenever we went to disney world (my grandparents lived two
hours away and we would go down to visit at least once a year, so had
many trips there as a kid). I loved all the little outfits the different
dolls had representing all the different cultures in the world (or at
least what those cultures looked like in the past). Sociologist at a
Anyway I was writing back to him and telling him about a job thing and somehow I ended up writing a
long rant about PCOS and how I have it and also telling my parents that
me and B are TTC (trying to conceive) and that's why I know I have it, and CCed my mom
on the email. I hadn't even planned to tell them we were TTC until I was
pregnant, but I was just impulsive and sent it to them yesterday. So
about an hour later my dad actually ended up calling me from florida
(and my mom talked to me too) and we talked for like half an hour all
about how my dad is now on diabetes medication too. And we talked a bit
about low carb diets cause turns out my dad is on one too, and he's like
"Of course, eggs and fat arn't bad for you, it's the high carbs that
are bad!" and I was like "Ok you know that now, but don't pretend like
you knew this 5 years ago or something!" lol.
really bring up the fact that I'm trying to conceive but they didn't shy
away from it or say anything mean which was what I'm afraid of, and my
mom was actually encouraging when I brought it up and was like "well now
at least you have a plan and know what you need to do." which I really
appreciated. I almost want to blog about this in my other (ex-jew) blog, but
I don't know that I want to tell hundreds of followers (and a couple of
crazy stalker douchebags) that I have PCOS...
But I would like to write about it there
just because now that I have it I'm finding out about SO MANY jewish
people who have it - so much so, that I wonder if this is one of those
many diseases that Ashkenazi jews are especially susceptible too (there
are dozens of those) so would like to spread some awareness of it.
other news this morning I am down to 205.4 (from 214) so I lost more than 8
pounds in 2 weeks! Woohoo! And that's with all this bloating from my
period...kinda have the feeling that I will drop a couple more pounds in
the next few days too.