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 every.single.day! :/ #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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