So the image to our left, Internetz, is not of a woman (no, that's not actually me!) gazing at the results of her pregnancy test.
It is an image of a woman gazing at her ovulation predictor kit stick (aka OPK) and probably wondering whether or not the
!&$# second line is as dark or darker than the test line. Welcome, my friends, to an exercise in futility! Or so I'm told.
Now I know that some of you may be thinking to yourself, "But Fertility Chick, you are on a spawning break, why are you concerning yourself with OPK's?" Well, the ND wants me to use them this month just to see if I'm ovulating.
While I feel pretty confident in pulling a big "N - O" out of the hat, I will humour her and use them.
Today is CD-14 for me - and since we have no bloody clue what the hell my cycle is going to do this month, I'm supposed to start them today.
But Internetz, I've never actually used these before! I've tried temping with my basal body thermometer (BBT) - and that was a big pain in the ass. And before Irish Boy and I got our official diagnoses of "PCOS/IR" (me) and azoospermia (him), I went out and spent the big bucks on a fertility monitor that was supposed to detect ovulation which also frustrated the hell out of me, thank you once again PCOS.
So I fear that trying to look at these bloody lines (if I even get a second one!) may in fact drive me crazy. Which, in turn, will likely drive you crazy since I may blog incessantly about it - and post pictures for your viewing enjoyment!
It's now 4:51 p.m. here and I was told by my ND to use my OPK in the late afternoon or early evening. Hopefully that's what others do? Show a girl some love and let me know!
I almost forgot about it, so now I'm trying to hang on to my pee for the next few hours so I can give a "good sample." Ask me how irritated I am that I didn't remember this when I got home from work an hour or so ago and totally could've have spared myself the trauma of "holding on" for the next couple of hours!!
This seems like a good time to share that I am convinced that not only do I have a bladder the size of a pea (ooh, quirky pun!), but that I also must share it with someone else, hence the reason I have to pee so often. This is made worse at times like this when I know I can't go pee whenever the hell I feel like ..so now, for the next two damn hours, all I can think about is, yes, going pee! Trying to get images of Niagara Falls out of my mind.... now.
So here we go...I'm not spawning, but I am going to drive myself crazy by trying to figure out if I'm ovulating. FUN!
But here's the catch. Are you supposed to do the OPK test at the same time every day? Because if so, it will likely be around 6:30 or so that I will do mine. The only problem? Tomorrow night, we're due to have dinner at my colleague's house at, you got it, 6:30!
Umm, would it be weird if I asked him for a Dixie cup before heading to the bathroom?
Oh the things I get myself into!
Post your OPK tips, tricks, and crazy adventures for me! Clearly I'm going to need all the help I can get!