A month or so ago, I started applying for an incredibly competitive job that I really, really want. I didn't expect to hear anything at all for another month or so, because that's what they told me to expect. Today, I got an email that let me know that I've made it to the next round! I am SO excited. On top of the good health news, and being able to try again, FINALLY, it has been a really good week, and it's only Tuesday. I hope the trend continues!
So then I called my doctor's office, completely planning on hearing the "no monitoring," and moving on. But. . .my doctor called me back herself, and talked to me at length. I really like her. I know it's not a perfect situation, in that I would so much prefer a doctor who follows me around as I live my life, and is there to analyze with me every twinge and temperature change. . .ya know, someone who can move in with me, watch my every move, help with the kids until they're 30 or so. (I'm sure you've noticed that I'm crazy neurotic.)
Anyway, I think Clomid + monitoring is really the ideal situation, and I know there are loads of doctors out there who do it. But my doctor isn't inclined to. She recently discussed the issue with the fert doc's at her clinic, and they all concurred that this early in the process, they don't see the point. And, as my doctor pointed out, we already know from my (obsessive) charting that there is a problem, in that I cannot and do not ovulate with any regularity, and I have a short LP. Clo.mid has the ability to solve both problems. And in pouring over my charts just now, I do see that back in January of 2008, I did have one crazy cycle where I ovulated on CD16, and had an 11 day LP, so perhaps I shouldn't get my hopes up that this cycle is so fabulous.
So, anywho, she presecribed the Clom.id, and I'm supposed to go back to see her in April. Only, she's about to give birth, as I'd expected, so I'll see someone else, instead. She swears that she will be out only 8 weeks, and has promised me that she will come back. I think I'm going to stick with her for now. Have I mentioned that I really like her? Am I crazy for considering Clo.mid without monitoring? I have the prescription, but that doesn't mean I'm going to use it. . .probably. DH is all for it, by the way, despite the fact that I've told him it may change me into a raving hormonal lunatic. He didn't seem to think that was a cause to worry. . .come to think of it, he might have thought that there wouldn't be much of a difference. Hmfh.