Well, it's been a series of funny things. First, I had an unexpected visitor on the weekend, and she wore red. Last week, the nurse we work with at the US clinic told me to hold off on taking my prometri.um and keep taking my estr.ace only.* Well folks, since my body doesn't make progesterone, that lining wasn't going to stay up there on its own, all nicely tucked in waiting for further direction. I should have known. When I emailed this to the nurse on Monday, she said it was breakthrough bleeding. Nope. It's was a period.
Anywho, I did get concerned that it would interfere with things. Especially since her email included a draft schedule with estimated dates for egg retrieval (April 28) and embryo transfer (May 3).
Oh my. I was excited.
Later that day, I got another email saying to start my prom.etrium now and take it for 7 days and then I would get my period. Um, there is nothing left of this lining. What kind of period are we talking about here?
She added that the other recipient had encountered some medical issues and was withdrawing from this match. The donor was being placed back on the donor list and we would have to wait until she got selected by another recipient.
I wasn't crushed or angry or sad. I took it in strides. It's fine, really. I was just excited to see actual dates.
More dates will surely come soon.
Fingers crossed for another match very soon.
* Just for background info, to mimic regular cycles, I take estr.ace from days 1 to 28, and prometri.um from days 17 to 28. Then I stop everything for 7 days (in the middle of which I get a period) and then start again. It's not quite what a regular cycle looks like, but it works for my body and Dr. RE is happy with it (and you know that when Dr. RE is happy, Augusta is happy).