The day has come. All this painful stuff I've gone through and research I have done has finally paid off. And it wasn't just to drive myself and Hubs completely nuts.
My best friend in the whole wide world called me today. She has been there for me through this whole thing, and she knows what I've been through. I haven't told her all the dirty details because I know she's been TTC herself, and I didn't want to freak her out too much either. She started TTC last July, and she just turned 40 last week... I've been trying to gently encourage her to go to the doctor, but she hasn't taken the plunge. But she finally went to her OB/GYN, and afterwards, she called me.
She describes it as having that friend who is really good at cars, and you know nothing about cars. But after you go to the mechanic, you call your friend who understands everything about cars, and you run everything by them to make sure they don't think you're getting screwed. She said I'm that person to her, but for infertility... Makes me so happy and sad, all at the same time!
She gave me the rundown on what her doctor suggested (Clomid days 5-9, bloodwork on CD 3 & CD10, S/A for her hubby, no monitoring, no ultrasound at all!). And I was able to tell her my opinion, and give her a little peace of mind. Oh, and the doctor didn't mention a thing about side effects of Clomid, or increased chances of multiples, or anything... And the doc told her to throw away her OPK's. And don't worry about temping. I know we all have our own opinions, but I just want her to be treated well! I think after we talked that she's comfortable with this protocol for now, but I told her that she should only do this for a month and at the minimum she should insist on monitoring!
But it did make me very happy that I can help my friend through this tough time, and I can hopefully ease her mind a bit. Maybe this is why I've gone through all this, and now that I've gained enough knowledge to help my friend, I can finally get and stay pregnant! Right?????