Cruising along in the two-week wait at 6 dpo...
Question for those of you who have taken progesterone supplements: What did the abdominal cramping feel like? I'm assuming the cramping feelings I'm having are due to the progesterone, but the sensations vary. Yesterday evening and another time or two I had pre-menstrual type cramps - not intense but somewhat uncomfortable. Also, some backache. This morning, I had more of the twinge type cramping - based in a specific spot and would come and go in shorter bursts. It was mainly on the right side, but a couple on the left, as well. I'm hoping to compare my feelings to what others felt.
Overall, I'm pretty much chalking any and all "symptoms" up to the progesterone. My boobs have definitely been quite sore, actually a little less today than yesterday. On that note, I wonder if your body "adapts" to the progesterone somewhat? I've also been feeling nauseated in the morning, as well as in short waves during the day. Bloated and constipated, check.
Oh, and honey, the mood swings! ha! A friend mentioned she was a "weepy mess" on progesterone, and I definitely flashed back to that comment yesterday! I've been Sky.ping for a couple weeks with a guy from Great Britain (I met him on the dating site Spir.itual Sin.gles), and yesterday I broke down in the middle of our call. Everything. just. seemed. so. awful. It was like there was this pool of sadness just under the surface, ready to come out, whether I wanted it to or not! After sobbing for a bit, I took a few deep breaths and felt relatively fine. Luckily, he knows - and surprisingly accepts - what's going on with me, so I didn't have to try and cover it up.
I do wonder if there is any symptom, beyond a positive HPT, that could be trusted to mean something when on progesterone. Probably not!
Good news on the additional work search front: I got the "International Coordinator" position! I'm not sure I mentioned it here... basically there's a company that facilitates international students coming to the U.S. to attend High School, and many of them hope to go on to American colleges. I would help the students and their families move through the application process, recruit host families, support the students with monthly meetings and/or phone calls, and put out any fires such as needing to change host families, etc.
The potential downside is that it's on a commission basis, according to how many students you place and have on your roster, but it seems that they help quite a bit with host family recruitment. There is a regional coordinator who I interviewed with, and she is very positive and supportive. So, fingers crossed!
I'm also waiting to hear back on a part-time counseling position at a different community college quite close to where I live. I called the career center contact a week or two ago, and, after talking to me for a while, she suggested there might be an opportunity and that I email the woman who oversees counseling. I did this at the end of last week. Not sure why I haven't heard back yet, but I'm still hoping.