Thursday, April 30, 2009

And now it's time for... What's With Those Ovaries?!

(You know, I can't help but feel a bit ridiculous typing a post all about my ovaries. I think to myself, "Does anyone out there in the world really give a f#$% about my ovaries? Why am I publishing this?" But then I remind myself that I read tons of IF blogs about other women's ovaries, and I never once think to myself, "I don't give a f#$% about this woman's ovaries." I guess it's just the nature of the beast. So I proceed.)

My ovaries are acting suspicious. Not like sneaking out of the house in the middle of the night wearing dark clothes and coming home with used stereo equipment... more like having long, whispered phone conservations and then answering "wrong number" when asked who it was on the other end.

I'm all like, What's the deal, ladies?

And they are all like, Who... us?

After the soy isoflavones debacle of last month, I never did really figure out whether I had/have a cyst or not. Needless to say, those pills are at the very back of my vitamin shelf this month. Actually, I have a lazy susan in there, so sometimes they are in the back, but every now and then they are spun around to the front when I am looking for something else. But you know what I mean. I am still taking the vitex supplement, though. Illusions of control, anyone?

To familiarize you with my ovaries (here we go!), when I am doing a cycle au naturale, they are generally very quiet, except the day that I ovulate, when it feels like I am being stabbed. On cycles when I am on drugs, they start the chatter early, and I can hear them doin' their thang more days than not.

So this cycle, I should not be hearing them whatsoever. (The vitex doesn't really affect the follicular phase, it does more for the luteal phase that comes after O.) But I am on CD15 now, and they have been squawking away for several days. And the worst part is that it's lefty again -- second cycle in a row! Righty seems to be my lucky side, I was hoping for her this month. I'm really confused now.


I will O very soon, like a NORMAL PERSON!! (Not likely. Normal? Ha.)

There is some residual effect from the soy isoflavones from last month, and it is stimulating the ovaries again. (I've heard of this happening with Clomid.)

I do have a cyst on old lefty, and it's craving attention more than Miley Cyrus or Paris Hilton. (My cyst is famous! That is so hot.)

Or is it something else entirely???!!!!

So, my lovely Internet contestants, anyone care to play my hypothetical game show: What's With Those Ovaries?! Grand prize is a slightly opened bottle of soy isoflavones.


  1. My ovaries have been quite cooperative being that I will be 41 in July. I also have the stabbing pain for a day or two at O time. If my husband and I were not plagued with his slow and low count I'd probably know exactly when I was ovulating each month without external predictors. But we are still challenged and my ovaries will be stimulated past overdrive next month for round one of IVF. We did IUI last time and have a beautiful 3 yr old boy. We are blessed. With so many unwanted pregnancies in the world, you'd think it would be easier to get pregnant. Ugh!! But God is sovereign and he controls our future. Keep the faith and never stop looking up from where your blessings flow.
    Best of luck to you. I loved reading your post

  2. Maybe Dr House can come and investigate.......

  3. oh christine, only you could make talk of ovaries so exciting and interesting!! :) I never got o pain at all, just CM. Are you doing ov sticks to see when you o?

  4. I used to get a lot of ovulation pain, but my boobs are screaming at me today (AF on its way). Maybe my boobs and your ovaries can go into therapy together and get over their issues.

  5. Well glad to hear they are not sneaking out in the middle of the night. I would be a little worried then. I don't usually get o pain unless I am using drugs. I don't know but I'll take a guess that lefty is needing a little attention this month.

  6. I hear you on the uncooperative ovaries. Mine are just way lazy.

  7. My ovaries stink too! They are in the process of early retirement despite my refusal to give them any severance package.

    Hope your cyst gets fleeing away!


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