Monday, September 22, 2014

Let The Games Begin

I started my period!! TMI!?!? Sorry, but this is all for the memory book and to share my infertility story. So...let the games begin. We are now fully on the road to starting this IVF procedure couple by a million and one emotions.

Last Thursday, the 18th, I had my first, of many, blood withdrawals. Testing my FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels. Have I ever mentioned I hate, 100% hate needles being stuck into my body!??! Yes, totally hate it. So with my luck this will occur regularly. I will be stuck by an MA multiple times a week and I will be giving myself injections! :/ #scaredshitless

I also had a vaginal ultrasound where the doctor saw about 6 cysts on my left (only) ovary. One measuring slightly large, but to not be worried as they see this fairly often. He explained once I begin meds, they may increase in size, and if so they may have to release the fluid inside cyst when they are doing the retrieval in order to prevent any infection if they rupture.

The financial person laid out all the plans for us....when money is due, when appointments will occur, how often ultrasounds will occur, etc. Seeing that all this will occur within the next two months, it is both exhilarating and nerve wracking all at the same time.

That Thursday afternoon the nurse called and explained my FSH is 12. Not where they would like it to be, but it's ok she said. They prefer FSH, on day 2-3 of period, to be 10 or less. FSH is testing for the quality of my eggs. Now with that said, she told me not to be nervous, to begin my birth control pills (bcp) and we will continue to go as planned. She said the FSH can change on a monthly basis, so at this point I shouldn't be worried. Yea ok...a little worried my egg amount and egg quality are both not where they should be. Slightly discouraged over here....

I will be taking bcp for 10 days and on the 11th day (September 29th), I go in for more blood tests and an ultrasound. On that date, they will be going over how the injectible meds work, which I will begin on October 3rd, the day all our monies is due. And with that being said, if you feel any desire to contribute to our family journey (Road to Parenthood) donations (no matter the size), prayers, support, or sharing with other people, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Maran (HeyHawleywood) said...

Thinking about you friend and will continue to do so as you start this journey. I hate needles too but you will just get used to them. Honestly! And there is something about giving yourself a shot knowing that it will only lead to the best gift ever. You are so strong and positive and there are so many people cheering for you and IVF success.

Katie said...

I have been thinking about you so much lately! I just keep getting these good vibes about your process and it's really cool!! I'm so excited for you guys but also praying for you as you go through these tough stages!!

Elena Ridley said...

Such awesome news!! Glad you are moving forward so quickly!! The BCP could help decrease those cysts and should help your body get rid of them, otherwise they'll drain them like you said! I know you're afraid of needles, but the needles for the FSH injections are tiny and relatively painless and easy to do. I will be honest, the progesterone injections are much scarier, but your hubby can do those for you so you won't have to think about them as much. If you need any help or have any questions I am here to fully support you! You got this!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Yay for beginning this process in your journey. I am sending all all of my good thoughts and positive energy to the Universe!