After a recent bought with painful and crippling ovarian cysts I decided it is time to learn my fertility signs and cycle. I feel that it may just help save my life one day…as I have several health issues as it is.
I have to learn on my own as teachers and courses are far too expensive right now. I figure since it’s not urgent or life threatening that I learn my cycles perfectly, I can learn enough to get a general picture. Which is what I am after. A general picture of health (I hope and pray!)
I am starting in the middle of a cycle…so I don’t expect to learn much this month…just getting a basic feel of things. Which has been a pretty…:rotfl:and :blushing: type of moment.
This is the third day I have been at this, and its still very confusing. I pray that it will be much easier next cycle starting from the beginning.
I am daily charting Basal Temps, External Cervical Fluid, and (for now) cervical position/texture. This last one is very painful for me (because of health problems) so I won’t be doing it regularly as I am doing it for cross checking only right now.
**My main problems now are distinguishing the various cervical fluids and the cervical position and texture. The first one is coming slowly, the last two I am REALLY struggling with. **
My cervix has been high for three days. (I can’t distinguish a texture yet…:o ) My temps have been consistently low (within a hundredth of a degree of each other) for three days. And my CF have been very dry save one day (Saturday) of the wet/egg white (couldn’t quite tell which it was.)
**My guess is I ovulated somewhere, but the temps are the same with no rise. However, I know I started mid cycle and can’t make an accurate assessment of anything that way. But I thought I should practice charting anyways…and hope to get more normal readings next cycle. With infertility troubles…I am not expecting “normality” whatever that might be defined as. :shrug: **
I am a very visual learner. I wish there was a web page that showed actual pics ( gross I know) of the different fluids, cervix, and cervical positions and textures. So if anyone knows of these that would be very helpful.
Any advice as I am starting out. Like things you wish you would have known when you were starting out, or things learned only in a classroom, would be most appreciated also.
**Also, of course, prayers please for the next several months as I learn my body, fertility and cycles. And prayers that everything is working properly and is healthy. **