At least they called

Well, a nurse from the RE’s office called my cell at 6pm yesterday.

Progesterone was 8.7 which she proclaimed “beautiful” and told me to keep doing whatever I’m doing.  Then she told me to come in a week later for my pregnancy test.  Um, excuse me?  I asked if I had to come in if I had my period and she said yes, if I want to insem next cycle they have to prove I’m not pregnant because didn’t you know people can still bleed if they’re pregnant.

Well, excuse me for having an opinion, but that’s just stupid.  Get up way early, schlep at least 45 min each way in traffic for a 2 minute blood test to tell me something that I already know?  Oh yeah, and pay for it.  I’m going to write the RE to protest and I’m hoping that she’ll be reasonable.  I’ll even volunteer to POAS before my next IUI.  The inconsistency is really starting to get to me.  Last month they didn’t want to test progesterone nor did they require a pregnancy test.

In other news, my temp took a huge plunge today which is 8 or 9 DPO.  Seriously, it’s dropped almost a whole degree to just below coverline.  It’s never done THAT at this point in my cycle.  I know, I know, you’re all thinking “implantation dip”, which would certainly be nice.  However, it looks exactly like the pattern I get the day before my period starts.  Except if that were the case I’d be getting my period 5 days early.  The shortest cycle I’ve had since charting has been 23 days, which would mean my period on Saturday.  Seriously, it’s just a mind f*ck.  But I guess I ought to pack some supplies for our camping trip this weekend.

13 responses to “At least they called

  1. Hi Nutella and Strawberry. I never heard of going in to test for pregnancy after you got your period. I think they’d know by the time your next insem came around if you were pregnant or not don’t you? (Maybe the multiple postive pregnancy tests that you’d have in hand–jeez).

    The news about the temp dip is good news. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  2. Hmmm…That seems totally unreasonable of them to me. I hope your appeal works.

    Keeping fingers crossed for you!!!!

  3. I gotta say, I think if we don’t say anything or get the test (like we did last time when they didn’t tell us to get it done), it’s just going to get brushed under the carpet. They didn’t check any records or do any blood test before our second IUI so obviously they don’t check too closely. It’s so annoying how we get told something different every time!

  4. I am hoping that dip in temp is a new pattern and it is an implantation dip. That is really annoying that you are told something different everytime.

  5. i hope that your appeal works aswell! that is totally stupid for you to take a PT!! Well, I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  6. Jeez, the inconsistency is the strangest part to me. I don’t know why they wouldn’t require a test last month and require one even if you get your period this month. Crazy people, I tell ya!

    Anyway, congrats on the progesterone numbers!

  7. Getting the blood test is stupid. Writing a letter is a very reasonable response.

    Totally an implantation dip. You’re already pregnant and won’t have to deal with that clinic again. Yea!


  8. wishinghopingpraying

    UGH, how annoying! Don’t worry though, they won’t ask for a test. I am hoping that your dip is implanation that your temp goes right back up. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  9. can i slap some people at your RE’s office? please? i won’t even tell them it’s for you!

  10. Really? Really?! That’s just wrong. I hope they don’t ‘make’ you do it.

    I think that sounds like an implantation dip….woo hoo!

  11. Skip the blood test–I don’t even think they will notice.

  12. I hope it is an implantation dip! That would be awesome!

  13. Oooooh, I’m loving the idea of an implantation did. Wow. Wow.Wow.

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