Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bump In The Road

The only reason that I'm writing this post is to document my progress with IVF and also to inform y'all about the minor bump in the road that I learned today. At no point in time do I want y'all to get annoyed with my blogging about this topic. However, it's a very REAL and LARGE part of my life. I sincerely appreciate the support and lovin' that I get for each & every one of you. It does not go unnoticed. 

As you may recall from my post yesterday (here), I explained my excitement of seeing my fertility doctor for a trial-run embryo transfer. All went well ... until they found 2 cysts that my body felt like creating. Just lovely. I've been on birth control for over a month since learning we were not pregnant with IUI and I must remain on it for another 2-3 weeks. I pray that these upcoming weeks fly by. 

My next doctor appointment is on August 6th and that's when we follow up about the cysts. One of two things will happen:
1) The cysts will be suppressed on their own (due to birth control) and we can start IVF ...OR...
2) The cysts will still be noticeable, but most likely the doctor will 'drain' them so that we can start IVF.

Now that we have the fertility medications at our house (which cost us a boat load of money), the doctors want to make sure that the meds don't expire or anything like that.

What does this mean?

First, it means that I won't be starting my injectables tomorrow as originally planned. Second, it means that I don't have my updated IVF calendar outlining when the shots starts/when my egg retrieval is/when the embryo transfer is.

My patience has been tested over the past 2 years of our trying to create a Mini Skinner. I know I will be able to get by the next couple of weeks, but I can't do it on my own... so I am leaning on God.

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  1. I'm so sorry to hear that, Allison! I'll be praying! I know God can take those cysts away. Praying for your future babies!! :)

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  2. Don't ever feel bad about posting about your journey!!!!

    Prayers those cyst cease and desist immediately!

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  3. Praying that your cysts go away, maybe this is just a test... You've proven to have passed every one- so there is no doubt you've got this one girl! Mini Skinner is gonna be so lucky to have such a strong mama (& Dad) :-)

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  4. It's so hard when something new comes up! I completely can relate with learning patience over our TTC journey. Even now, I'm still learning! I'm 40 weeks and 2 days pregnant with no sign of baby making her debut. I had wanted a natural labor where my body did what it was supposed to, but it's looking like my body has failed me once again and we will be inducing labor come Monday. For once, I'd like this journey to go the way I want it to go! Then God smiles and says, "It's my plan, not yours." Still trying to learn that! Praying for you through this trying time! :)

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  5. Do they not think the cysts are caused by the birth control? I kept getting them while on birth control which is why I stopped! :( Those hurt like a biatch - hope they go aways soon! Good luck xo

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    1. Sorry to hear that, girl! For me, and how my body reacts to fertility meds, they are positive that it's because of the extra hormones (to increase my egg size). I was on birth control for 8 years and never developed one. You're so right - they hurt!

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  7. Oh honey, I am so sorry. I know you are so exhausted from this and are feeling lost and confused. It must suck, but know I am right there with you feeling your pain. Wish I could make it all better. xoxo

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  8. I am so sorry, I totally know how this feels. I know you were ready to start this like yesterday. I just had to remind myself that God knew better than us so there must be a reason for the delay. You are in my prayers pretty lady and I just know this will pass soon and you'll be ready to move forward :)

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  9. It's always something right? You are one tough lady and this is just another way of God testing you for what is to come. Hang in there!

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  10. Praying girl, as always! Your space is for you #1, we are all praying for you and support you and will never get tired of reading about your journey, ever :)

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear that, Allison. I'm sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way! I know it's only a (short) matter of time before you get your BFP!!

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  12. Praying! You an an inspiration. Try not to feel too defeated. We serve an almighty God!

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  13. It's so frustrating encountering more obstacles. Hope God gives you the strength you need. Hugs

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