I wrote this post in my head Tuesday night as I was awake in tears for hours, convinced this cycle had failed. I had been peeing on extra sensitive sticks (claims to read 10ml HCG) since Friday, all negative.
Suddenly Wednesday afternoon, just before walking out the door for acupuncture, there was a second line!!! OMG! I was thrilled! It was a faint yet clearly distinctive second line (believe me, I know what no line looks like, this was a line). Just to be sure, I took the stick to acupuncture and A confirmed she saw it too! She said my pulse felt different (as it does with a pregnancy).
But Thursday's FMU resulted in a negative (I tried to convince myself I saw something, but I really didn't). I peed on FIVE sticks Thursday, all negative. Today, Friday, my FMU also was negative. So Wednesday's positive HPT was either a momentary chemical pregnancy or a defective pee stick.
I went in for my blood draw and then I went straight to the grocery store to buy a couple of bottles of wine... because I knew the answer.
So my nurse emailed me (not sure how I feel about beta results via email) to confirm the beta was negative. Dr. T is booking appointments into mid-April so my WTF appointment wont be for a month... I asked the nurse to connect me with someone who could begin to educate me on the donor egg process and costs... I really don't know much about this option but I have a feeling it might be my only option with a chance...
For the last week I've been planning what I will do if this cycle fails... (I guess that's my way of coping with the 2ww after -now- 8 failures) My plan is to start taking care of me. I'm significantly overweight and TTC has only made me gain more weight. I'm going to get on an aggressive weight loss program (that has worked for me in the past) for the next two months, knowing I will not cycle again for at least 2 months. It's an extreme way to drop weight but at this time, I need something extreme that actually ends with results... I'm tired of doing things that don't work, such as 8 ART cycles.
Definition of Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
To my local SMC friends... it's doubtful I'll end up going to the Choice Mom conference in Raleigh tomorrow. I expect I would be a blubbering mess. And unfortunately I also have a bridal shower for such a sweet friend I was invited to tomorrow, but I'm afraid I'd be quite the downer, frequently excusing myself to TRY to gain my composure.
So what will I do this weekend? I really don't know... perhaps take the dogs for a walk, or to the dog park if I'm feeling really brave. Otherwise, I'll just allow myself to grieve, again.