Yeah, so my blood work came back. My progesterone level was….drum roll, please…….1. ONE. As in less than 2, slightly above nothing. Fantastic. So I didn’t ovulate, or “haven’t ovulated yet”, as the sweet nurse so kindly put it. I’m supposed to retest in a week to see if maybe I was just ultra-late this month. I am not holding my breath, and quite frankly am just mentally done for this cycle. I’m ready to move on to the next one.
I had some great comments this week, and thought I would address them in a post in case other people had similar questions or could benefit from the information.
Shell asked if the spot on my ovary was in the same location as last month. As she pointed out, a corpus luteum wouldn’t be in the same spot two months in a row, but a cyst would be. Fantastic question….I wish I had asked the doc. But I didn’t.
Sarah left a sweet comment that totally blessed my socks off today! She also asked if I’ve been tested for genetic disorders. The answer, in a nutshell, is no. Except that I have been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which while not always a genetic issue is in my family. Tons of us have it. So it’s not a typical genetic disorder, but is my genetic problem. So far, all of our fertility issues seem to come from that. If you don’t mind sharing, what genetic issues can cause infertility, in case some of the folks who visit here can relate or use the information? If not, no biggie — whatever you’re comfortable with!
Have I mentioned that I love comments? Have I mentioned that I hate bad blood work results? Just checking on both….