Friday, April 22, 2011

Bye Bye BBT

Dear little pink BBT-

We need to have a talk.  I really don't want you to take this personally but...I think we should stop seeing each other.  You don't really fit my needs any more and I've moved on.  It pains me a bit to tell you this but there's someone else.  I've been seeing him for a while but wasn't quite ready to give you up as I thought you still had something to teach me.  Now it has developed to a point where you and I have grown apart, beside the upcoming progesterone supplements are just going to screw with your head.  I figured it would be in both our best interest to quit now while we are on good terms than wait until we're frustrated and confused about what's going on.

We had a good run though while it lasted.  Sure, I had some issues trusting you from time to time when you didn't tell me what I had hoped to hear but in the end we learned that really it was all my fault for not giving you better information to work with.  You taught me valuable information about was going on with my body, or more specifically what wasn't happening.  You showed me that I wasn't ovulating which turns out to be a bit of a problem when you want to have a baby.  You saved me even more months of frustration and futile efforts.  You gave me the pieces I needed to get help.  For all this I am extremely grateful but I think our time is least for now.

Maybe one day we'll meet again under better circumstances, we'll have better communication, and you'll have better news to tell me other than nothing is happening in there.  I hope there are no hard feelings that I'm leaving you behind for fancier tools.  It's not you, it's me and I hope we can still be friends.

Take care,

Residency Widow


  1. YAY! I was so less stressed last cycle without that BBT weighing me down! You're gonna like it. GL!

  2. For some reason this post made me cry a little. Not sure why?? I'm a dork. I hope not temping is less stressful for you and brings you some peace!

  3. @DF - So far I'm already enjoying it.
    @J - Lol, I'm not sure why this made you cry either. Maybe being emotional is a sign that AF is around the corner? We can hope right?

  4. stopping by from ICLW...i was a residency widow for 4 very very long years. we started trying just before the end of internship year. i hope you survive it better than i did. :)

  5. You are too funny! I was also glad to ditch the BBT. I think it was stressing me out too much. That and falling asleep with it in my mouth while I waited for a temp was no good!

  6. @Cyndi - I'm glad you're finding the blog entertaining. :)

  7. Funny! Good luck this cycle. I have PCOS too, and it makes my chart look like the damned Rocky Mountains anyway!

  8. I'm here from ICLW. This post brought a smile to my face. Congratulations on your break up! I wrote a post last month about my love/hate relationship with the BBT but I have yet to break up with it.
    I wish you all the best!

  9. I was ever so glad to ditch the BBT, I'm sure you're feeling more relaxed without having to remember temp and chart every day. I hope clomid is treating you well, best of luck for this cycle.


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