Pull up a chair ringside, Internetz, 'cause I'm about to unleash two able fighters to duke it out!
In this corner, I present to you our challenger, OPK! He may be skinny, but don't let that fool you. This fighter has backups and when one goes down, another one's ready for the next time you pee. Depending on the day of the fight, our challenger sports his trademark one or two lines. The darker the second line, the stronger he is!
And in this corner, I present to you our champion BBT! This longtime fighter is no stranger to the IF ring and drives the girls wild trying to figure out his basal body temperature chart. He is a wily fighter: up one minute, down the next. Just when you think you know what he's going to do, BAM! He's knocked you out!
Why is it OPK vs. BBT? Well Internetz, my body is NOTHING, if not entertaining! For the past few days, yours truly has attempted using OPK sticks. Those have resulted in a big ol' nothing! One test line would appear but there is absolutely no sign of a second line. Not even the faintest hint.
Fair enough, I thought. With my PCOS and wonky cycles, this certainly could be an anovulatory cycle. Or maybe I'm going to ovulate - but later. Well it is now CD-18 and according to my OPK's there's no sign of the big O (no, not Oprah, or that other big "O") anywhere.
However, I've been plugging my basal body temperatures into your friend and mine, FertilityFriend.com, and as of today, it's telling me that I'm three days past ovulation!
Now I know. I know I should not get my hopes up. I know that my temperature tomorrow morning could cause me to lose those pretty little dotted lines. I know that there's probably no way in hell I ovulated on CD-15 because surely the stupid OPK would've showed something!?
So, I'm leaving it up to these two to duke it out!
I must note that the OPK's that I was using were super cheapy ones that I got from the ND. I also realized (after I started using them - nice) that they supposedly 'expired' 04/09. Not sure if that's really going to make a difference?
Your guess is as good as mine, Internetz! Place your bets on the fighter of your choice, and may the best method win!