Friday, October 14, 2005

Not much too report

I'm now 9dpo and after doing an early HPT last night (I know, but couldn't help it) that was negative I decided to wait until Saturday. No extra signs of anything really, a little itch on the right forearm this morning. The spotting and vaginal itching subsided by yesterday evening thankfully.

I'm not feeling very much of anything. I don't feel like I am pregnant so we'll just have to wait. A temp jump would make things look more interesting on the charting end but that hasn't happened yet.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Can I obsess a little?

Here are my symptoms:

Sore bbs
Runny nose
Pain on the left side of my uterus yesterday afternoon prior to spotting
Uterus feeling full and a little crampy
and here's a nice one, a sore, itchy vagina

These symptoms are all within the realm of possiblity for early pg.

I looked at the cycle gallery on Ovusoft and some FAQs about HPTs and implantation and you need to wait 2 days from the time of implantation spotting to test. Soonest might be tomorrow. But what if it is just due to my being sick last weekend? And what if I am pg and it fails again?

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

TCM Tongue Diagnosis Tool

In Traditional Chinese Medicine the practitioner is trained to read signs of your health from your tongue. It's a little odd at first but it isn't without any parallel in Western medicine -- when I contracted Salmonella poisoning in France back in 2000 the French doctor asked me to stick out my tongue and he knew right away what my illness was. My tongue then was coated with a thick grey coating, it looked so awful.

One of my online buddies found this great tongue diagnosis tool which helps you figure out what's going on with your body based on signs on your tongue.

You will want a mirror in a well lit area when you do it, plus write down notes as you go as it tells you things on each screen but it doesn't give you a summary of what it all means.

Tongue Diagnosis Tool

My diagnosis right now using this tool is blood deficiency and dampness with substantial phlegm, deficient Qi and Yin, Heat or blood Stagnation in the lower Jiao (lower belly). I've got to stay the course on my TCM diet right now and nourish myself to help get rid of some of this stuff.

Monday, October 10, 2005


I totally had to push myself for work and of course I got sick. Sick, starting with a cough a week ago. A dry cough that progressed into bronchitis and all that fun on friday. I've missed two days of work and I still feel like crap. Mostly I'm just achy and tired right now.

You should see my tongue, it's awful pale and white coated -- in TCM this means I'm a mess. My acu said last week that it was related to my sickness.

I'm 5 dpo, actually based on my ovulation pains last week I would say I'm already at 6dpo tonight. At any rate, do you think Robitussin DM affects implantation?

Is it possible to get a BFP in the middle of this misery? Actually my partner got sick as well and he never gets sick so I think it was just a really nasty virus going around the office.

Here's to feeling better quickly.