Well, the two week wait is over and the test was negative. Four days later my new cycle started. I couldn't wait for it to begin, so I could enjoy a glass of wine! I still wasn't going to drink just in case the test was wrong. But Wednesday came and Wednesday night the sound of a bottle cracking open was enjoyed by my ears for the first time in over a month!
I was feeling hopeful about this cycle for a few days. I went to my weekly acupuncture appointment and when he felt my pulse he said there was something different about it. Apparently, a pre-menstrual pulse feels different to a conceived pulse, and mine felt different than usual to him. He wasn't committing to anything of course, but he told me to wait a couple of days and then do a test. Which is what I did. Lucky he didn't commit to anything!!
On Wednesday, I also had my appointment with my ayuvedic masseuse. It was another good appointment. A lot of what he did last time had held in my body and he was really pleased especially to see that my hips had stayed open and I was laying flat on the table, not slightly out of alignment. This is an important one for fertility so I was really pleased to have maintained that.
My energy had also stayed in alignment and my balance was good. As a result, he was able to look further into my body. According to him, my uterus was inflamed so he worked on that. I did ask him how much that could be because I was on Day 1. And while that does affect it, it was not the sole reason.
He doesn't think I am far off being able to conceive. I see him again in a month. Every little bit helps. But I am hoping that his work with him will make a big difference.
I go for acupuncture again today plus a painful massage treatment! I put my back out last week, so I made the appointment longer to get some treatment on it. It feels almost better now so this last treatment should do the trick!
Of course I am disappointed to be starting another cycle but it just seems to be part of the course of life now and I'm moving on. Had we conceived this time though, we would have been able to announce our pregnancy at our engagement party in 2 months time! That would have been fun! Nevermind. On to the next!