Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thyroid study, waiting to o and other stuff

I did my temps and pulses last week for the Thyroid Study. My ave. temp was about 98.1 (pre-Peak), but my pulse was almost always between 80-90. I definitely have a family history of thyroid issues on my dad's side of the family (grandmother, great-aunt, aunt, and cousin all have diagnosed issues).

I'm still just charting yellow stickers (I'm using them both pre- and post-peak now) with 6C or 8C, so I'm guessing I'm not going to o on CD 16 like last month. Oh well, I doubt that the physical conditions in my uterus are such that pregnancy is probable before my surgery.

D and I are trying to decide if November or December will be better for the surgery, but he has to think about it some more. D probably won't be able to come up to Omaha with me, but either my mom or my middle brother, M/BP, will try to come with me.

M/BP, the brother who is a Brother (in the monk/religious vow sense), is going to be going to seminary this fall. The other Brother recently finished seminary and once their order grows large enough he will be ordained.

I've got a bit of a stuffy nose, which is of course at a horrible time, being relatively close to and before ovulation. I know that "normal/fertile" people get pregnant after taking Sudafed, but we are getting close to two years of trying and I want to maximize our chances.

D and I have a bit of traveling coming up soon. His cousin gets married in about 10 days in NJ. His best friend gets married in late June in St. Louis. We are also going to visit my dad's side of the family in the Pacific Northwest in August. We are only flying to the first wedding; the rest of the trips will be by car.


  1. Sounds like you have a pretty decent average temp. Mine were much lower - like 96 or low 97's.
    I hope you can get to your surgery early. I know you will appreciate feeling better sooner rather than later!
    Sorry I missed your call today, I will try to call you back tomorrow.
    I hope all of your travel goes well, it seems very exciting to be having so many family gatherings this year. Life should be filled with happy celebrations!

  2. Wow, that's a pretty good pre-peak average! That's a lot higher than my pre-peak average and I've been taking the T3 for over a year! And that's a pretty normal pulse too, right? Mine is always between 70-100. It's never really been affected one way or another by the T3. I will be curious too see if you are put in the study.

    What a holy family you have! Your parents must have done something right :) I hope you have safe travels. I love car trips!

  3. wow! Your family is very blessed!

    Sounds like you have some prayer warriors on your side!

    Now that we are older, you know the holidays will be here before you know it! ;)

  4. I hope your surgery comes soon and goes really well.

    Have fun traveling!