My clinic finally called me at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.
While "everything looks great", I guess it doesn't look great enough for a February FET. I was in the car when I took the call, so I couldn't write down any of the specifics (LH, estrogen, progesterone, etc), but I do remember the hcg number: 6.5.
So, there is still hcg in my system. I incorrectly assumed that because my period showed up that meant no more hcg.
I was (and still am) disappointed. I was ready to move ahead, to give myself something tangible to focus on.
But, deep down I know this is ok. More than ok, actually. Because right now I don't really have time to deal with an FET. March will be a much better month for me at my job, regarding work load. So, I know it's for the best in more ways than one.
So, let the countdown begin!
Thank you for all of your responses yesterday, and your shared outrage at my RE. Many of you asked if there was anyone else somewhat close, and the answer, unfortunately, is no. The next closest RE's office is probably 45 minutes away, and I just can't pull that off with work. Luckily, I only have to deal with my RE very briefly each time, and only up until transfer. After that, I'll be in the capable hands of my clinic in NYC, and then my OBGYN.