I’ve been trying to decide what to do about the absence of my period. I’ve been trying to decide if it’s a big enough deal to worry about. I’m a little on the fence, but here’s what I’ve decided:
It’s a big enough deal. Not like I’m in danger or anything, but it’s not normal. It’s not okay. And while I’ve been putting off dealing with fertility doctors I feel like I’m at the point that I can’t put it off anymore. So here’s my attack plan:
If by March 1st I have no bleeding, I’m calling Dr. T and talking to the nurse. I’m going to tell her that I’m very bothered my period still isn’t here. It was supposed to come months ago. I’m clearly not pregnant. I’m going to ask her to discuss with Dr. T if there are any tests he would like to do, because if they can’t do anything to try and figure this out I’m moving on to the fertility clinic and would like for them to recommend a doctor to me.
Honestly, my preference would be to see an endocrinologist, just a regular one (covered by insurance) first. I feel like there might be some testing that could be done there before I move on to the fertility doctor, and I might mention this to them. It’s ridiculous that because of our healthcare system I can’t even get my period without paying a fertility specialist to help me do it. I’ve never felt the need to be pushy with Dr. T before because for the most part he’s done what I’ve wanted and we’ve been on the same page about things, but this is pretty messed up. Lupron was supposed to wear off in October. It’s mid February. And I’ve taken two rounds of Prometrium. Obviously something isn’t right.
Someone once told me that you have to be your own advocate. Infertility will convince you of that.
So come on Aunt Flo-I’m giving you two more weeks. Then I’m bringing in the big guns.