Your message means a lot. Your reassurance made me smile this morning so thank you!!! Thank you also for the warning about the dip- in case it's not obvious, I am quite prone to becoming a bawling lunatic myself so that's really good to know. I am staying on the E2 patches until 11-12 weeks (or longer if numbers are not looking good then) even though I'm not sure they're doing much (E2 has been good on the 6th day the patch has been on when it traditionally would have lost most of it's juice) but it makes me feel better and who knows, so I keep it on.
As I told the NP I saw at the OB's office yesterday, for this to go well is so utterly out of sync with the rest of my experiences with my body over the past 20yrs so it's really hard to trust in it. The reassuring messages really help though, so thank you so much.