Monday, August 21, 2006

CD 31 and DPO 13

Yes, I am at that crossroad again, it is coming to the end of cycle 14, month 23.

Tomorrow is when I suspect the Wicked Witch will come visit. So, am I hopeful for this cycle?

Well, I'm feeling indifferent. I'm doing my best not to get my hopes up. I admit that freely. I don't want to be as devastated as I was last cycle. Will I be happy if it is positive? I'd be ecstatic, but I just don't want to be upset if it is negative.

I've made a deal with myself not to test before DPO 14. Well, tomorrow is DPO 14 and I really don't want to test. I rather wait for the Wicked Witch than see a single pink line on the home pregnancy test. So, my options:

1. Bite the bullet and test tomorrow. (But, remember that last time I did this, two hours later the Wicked Witch showed.)

2. Wait for Wednesday to test. (Since my cycles are SO eratic what is one day late? It may still be too early for the Wicked Witch, but at DPO 15 it is highly unlikely for a false negative.)

3. Not take a home test, and call the RE's office on Tuesday afternoon and ask for a Beta. Probably take the blood test on Wednesday and get those results that afternoon. (Would it truly be better to hear it from the nurse at work? I could always avoid all phone calls and take the message after work. Crying in the car is probably not a good idea.)

So, what are your opinions? I'm in need of some advice.


Anonymous said...

I'm going to go with #2, but I really don't like going for blood tests, so I usually try to wait until AF is almost due. But a lot of women prefer the more definitive answer from blood test. So I guess either #2 or 3.

Good luck, Flutter!

Anonymous said...

I think I would give it one more day for AF to avoid the two hours later deal. Good Luck!


Anonymous said...

I also vote for option #2.

Fingers crossed for you!

Anonymous said...

I'm not one with much patience so I can't tell you how many times I have tested only to have AF show later that day as well. If you have the willpower to hold off for one more day then by all means, do so. But if you are like me, just test. Then even seeing only one pink line is some sort of preparation for AF to show. Good luck!

Joei said...

Tough one, Dianne! I would just test... The anxiety would KILL me! But, that's me... #2 is a good option, but will you be a wreck all day tomorrow? And option #3? Let me tell you from experience... hearing it from the nurse is A LOT worse then seeing that damn one pink line... I've got everything crossed for you!

Anonymous said...

I'd have to say #2 also. The waiting is so hard though. I'll be thinking about ya!

Anonymous said...

Wait until tomorrow if you can! I agree, AF is somehow better than the BFN. Praying hard for you :-)
Love, Carla