My last doctor visit on the 8th was fairly uneventful. I had additional blood work drawn as well as another ultrasound performed. During my ultrasound, the RN did notice a small cyst on my right ovary, but did not seem too concerned with what she found.
That same day I was placed on a birth control pill, which as I understand it, is simply a way of preparing the ovaries for stimulation in addition to being able to fully control “my cycle.”
Shortly after my last visit, I received several phone calls regarding my blood work. I was informed my iron was low and my cholesterol was high. The cholesterol was actually no surprise since I have battled with elevated levels since my early 20’s. The iron level was a little bit more shocking since I’ve had several tests in the past, all of which have fallen in normal ranges.
Late last week I also received my “schedule.” This is simply a schedule of how the next month and a half will look, including when to stop taking birth control pills, when to start back, when to begin stimulation medications, when to begin what injection, and so on and so on.
Basically, it looks like October will be a busy month for Bobby and I with lots of office visits and a tentative egg retrieval scheduled for the last week of the month. As far as medications are concerned, I am scheduled to begin stimulation meds, or injections, October 15th.
I want to thank those of you who have been reading this blog, calling and texting to check on our progress and stay up to date. It means so much to have so many people praying for us and standing in our corner. This is an emotional journey and we are just beginning. We ask for your continued thoughts and prayers through the next two months and, hopefully, the nine months following. 🙂 Thank you guys again! We love you all.
Lord, thank you so much for keeping your promises and patiently waiting on me. I feel as though I have waited my entire life while I watched others receive their blessings. I was the last one to get married and now I feel I’m the last one waiting to have a baby. God, I know you’re timing is perfect and I know my timeline and impatience only gets in the way of your plans. Today Lord, as I try to wait patiently for this next step, I lean on the story of Sarah and Abraham. I find comfort in knowing that you are a God of miracles. A God that can do abundantly more than we could ever ask or imagine. I ask that you bless Bobby, J, M and I with this addition to our family. I ask Lord that you continue to bless me with a calm spirit and faith that can move mountains. In your precious name I pray, Amen.
Today’s scripture….Hebrews 11:11
It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed that God would keep his promise.