Could I have ovulated?
I honestly don't know!
Maybe tomorrow will tell us more. I can tell you I had negative opk's (on both regular and digital) last week. Now I don't think this is the case, but the urine could have been dilute. On Sunday, I tested with hpt (still positive, sigh) and opk (just because) and the opk was +. Huh. I figured the urine the was diluted.
Tested again yesterday and the opks were positive again. Then I had the worst pain ever. Started as cramps and then moved to the left side where I feel ovulation pain. It was seriously painful. Took Advil, didn't help. Couldn't move without pain. Pinching, pulling, throbbing, aching pain. Finally took my miserable self to bed and curled around a heating pad and cried myself to sleep. It was that bad.
This morning? Nothing. No pain. Felt fine. Temp didn't change much though. Figured it was maybe a cyst, didn't know.
On a hunch, I took the opks again when I got home and sure enough - both clearly negative.
So there is evidence I may have ovulated, but I need to see the temperatures climb to confirm. While I think it unlikely that I had both severe ovulation pain and positive opks, it can happen. Please let it have been ovulation though. I know it's unlikely while there is still hcg in my system - and there is, numbers to come tomorrow - but at low levels it is entirely possible.
So. I hope it was, as that would mean we could go ahead and start ttc next cycle (which would put my period due around 3/14-15 and if I ovulated on time, then it would be after the beginning of April, well into what I consider the safe zone. So, I am hopeful! That would be great, by my way of thinking. Some hope of my body working correctly again is very welcome.
Or not. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the pain came back this evening for an hour or two (with bright red spotting, no less) and I thought I would die. Awful. Advil fortunately took care of the worst of it. Randomly - my cervix is low, while yesterday it was high, but it still feels very, very, very open. I am very curious about what the temp will do, but if it doesn't go up, I'm not going to freak out. It's no big deal, but I'm hoping I don't have to try and see someone about a potential cyst or something. I'd really, really love to not feel like a total reproductive system failure for awhile.