My mind started racing and then I said to her that I did see EWCM on Sunday (as noted on my chart). But my period only ended the day before that, on Saturday, so I completely ignored this tell-tale sign. UGHHHHHHHH! The nurse was really apologetic. I'm sure she cops a mouthful from many women who receive news about a cancelled cycle, as they might want to blame someone for not monitoring it more closely. I'm still just shaking my head in disbelief that of all months for my body to be ahead of schedule and produce a short cycle, it happens to be the month that I was doing a natural FET cycle!
So I now have zero faith in OPKs, and I also have further confirmation that my basal body temperature tracking is a complete waste of time. For ten months I've taken my temperature every single morning. Every month I've complained that I have no real pattern in my chart. I think there have only been 2 cycles where I clearly had the correct pattern indicating exactly when I ovulated. 2 out of 10? Not good odds for getting it right on a "natural" FET/IVF cycle.
My instructions? Make an appointment with my IVF specialist. Geez, I forget what this guy even looks like! I have only met him three times - the last of which was in March. She said he will probably put me on a medicated cycle next month, so there's better control over my ovulation. I suppose that means more injections. Not a fan of these at all. At least hubby will be on annual for the entire month of October, so he can be the stabby one again.
Three good things that have come out of this cancelled cycle:
- I actually did ovulate
- I won't be wasting an embryo by doing a transfer at the wrong time.
- If I ovulated last Sunday 2nd September, then it should short cycle. I can always count 14 days after seeing EWCM and know that AF will arrive. FYI my ovulation is often between CD17-CD24, so for me to have it on CD10 then it means I won't have to endure a 5 or 6 week cycle!
This is only a side-step, not a backwards leap. We will continue marching forward now. Thanks for all your support :-)