My appointment yesterday went okay.
When I made the phone call to make the appt. on Monday, the receptionist said I needed to see the nurse practitioner for my annual exam (since it had already been 18 months since the last one) then from there I could schedule another appt to discuss other issues with my OB. I agreed because at least I didn't have to wait several weeks for the appt.
The nurse practitioner was very nice, friendly and informative. She was a little too skinny and her Barbie pink toes peeked out from the opening in her peep-toe heels. She had long blond hair and tried to show the world she was in her thirties. Clearly the gray forming at her roots proved otherwise. But like I said she was nice.
She felt me up, made jokes about what a pro I was at spreading my legs, then tickled my cervix with a cotton swab. They did a pregnancy test which was negative and took blood to check my thyroid and hormone levels. The results should be back in 2 weeks, but more than likely sooner. I sure as hell hope they don't send be a "normal" card, like they did here and here. Bastards.
I asked her about my cycles being so wonky and she said that anything between 21 and 35 days is considered normal. But for the last 3 months they haven't fallen into that category. But really there isn't anything they can do until the blood work comes back, so I wait. Truth be told, I don't really care about my period, I just want to ovulate but since my cycle isn't regular I don't know when or if I am. She suggested I start temping or checking my mucus consistency. She recommended by name the OvuLite, ovulation predictor using saliva. This is also the same product that my friend Lori suggested- thanks Lori!) I was waiting to buy anything since I thought I was pregnant, but since I'm not I think I'll do some research on it then purchase it wherever I can find it cheap!
I asked her if I needed to schedule a follow-up appt. with my OB and she said I didn't need to unless I got pregnant or in November, which ever comes first.
That's all I know for now, but I'll leave you with a photo of the sunset last night. It was stunning.