Monday, October 19, 2009


I finally heard back from the doctor this afternoon. Her assistant called to let me know that the blood results came back normal except for my thyroid, which was on the highest of the normal range. She wants to do another thyroid panel and send it to a different lab when I come in for my CD21 progesterone bloodwork.

Only it won't be CD21 for me, because it's supposed to be done at 7dpo and I didn't ovulate today... Who knows when that will happen? My CP and CM both suggest I'm fertile now, yet the monitor is still reading low, my OPK was negative and I haven't had a temp shift.

Now I'm left with so many questions about the results that I wish I had asked-- I'd like to know my specific levels for FSH and LH. Yes, they were "normal" but what was the ratio? Were they about equal? Was my LH higher than my FSH?

I'd like to know what my TSH levels were-- have they effected my Free Testosterone levels at all? I've heard that .4-4 is normal. (WebMD) What was mine?

I'll call tomorrow and ask for the specifics.

I feel so conflicted about the results. One one hand, I feel relieved that there wasn't anything that stood out as being a serious problem. On the other hand, I feel like I'm back at square one with no plan. I'll have to wait at least another week or two to see if I ovulate, then get the progesterone bloodwork done, the thyroid bloodwork redone, then wait another week or so for the results again...

For now, that's it. No meds, no plan, no progress. I burst into tears in the car on my way home tonight... I had hoped that today would provide me with some answers. Instead, all it provoked was more questions.


  1. I can see how this definitely feels like a setback, and I think you're right to want more data from her to start doing research on your own. Did she give any indications of possible diagnoses that would be consistent with these results? Or did she just want to do some more tests?

    Hang in there. You're going to get the answers you need, one way or the other.

  2. Oh friend. I'm sorry you didn't hear what you needed to. I would be frustrated too! Hopefully you can get some more answers tomorrow. Although its not what we want to hear, but maybe there is nothing wrong with you and its all about God's timing?
    Keep us updated