I am currently 8 days past my second IUI and happily I can report that I'm a LOT less paranoid this time around. I have a ton of doubts about this cycle - for reasons I still haven't blogged about - but I've realized there's literally nothing I can do to make it work or not work so I'm going to save myself the stress.
Or at least I'm going to try.
Last time around I thought it would be really fun to pee on a stick even though I had an hcg trigger shot. I tested positive on the day of the trigger, seven days after the trigger, and ten days past the trigger. On the eleventh day I went out of town for what should have been a fun, even romantic distraction from the two week window. Alas, I brought my pee sticks with me and continued to test positive up until the twelfth day after the trigger shot! From my research it looked like most women test out their triggers by the 10th day so I was very excited.
Later that same night, however, I wiped and found bright red bleeding and lost my ever loving mind. A test taken in a bathroom at a bar near Times Square showed my first negative and it was followed by another negative the next morning. Some vacation, huh?
Now that I know, however, that I metabolize the hcg shot very slowly I have resolved to not pee on a stick until at least 13 days after the trigger shot, which isn't until Sunday. That will only be 12 days after my IUI so it may still be too early to get a positive but at least my chances of a false negative are greatly reduced.
That's the plan anyway. Here's hoping I can stay sane until then.