Day 62…STIM day 1….
Last weeks suppression check appointment was very routine. Another ultrasound performed, blood work taken, payments made and final questions answered. (Side note and good news…the spot on my right ovary they thought may have been a small cyst is actually gone. Thank you, Jesus!) Bobby and I were also given homework to watch several videos on how to prep and correctly administer the injections.
On Friday we received the medications, syringes and sharps container via an overnight FedEx shipment. (Fortunately, my medications were covered by my insurance company, which I understand can be a costly addition to the process.)
Thats brings us to today…Day 1 of STIM medications, aka, injections. I am currently on a cocktail of Follistim 375 iu and Menopur 75 iu which Bobby mixes and injects into my abdomen (stomach) each night.
We are about an hour removed from our first dose and so far I’m doing well. I’ve been experiencing a small itch to the injection site, but that’s about it. I’m not 100% sure what to expect from these shots, but I have been told there will likely be some abdominal discomfort and bloating. Yay! More fun to add to my already preexisting digestive issues!
As we’re walking this current stage of the journey, I’m trying really hard not to read other IVF blogs or Goggle what to expect. Most of what I’ve read to date has been inspiring, but their journeys have been rather discouraging. It seems most couples have gone through multiple cycles of IVF, which is, honestly, a bit of a stress inducing thought. I’m praying we won’t have to go through this process more than once.
Lord, thank you for blessing us with the resources and the insurance to allow us to even be able to participate in the IVF process. Lord, with that being said, I pray that this first cycle is a successful cycle and that multiple attempts will not be required. I ask that the doctors have prescribed the right medications and that my body will accept them with no complications or side effects. God, I know that you have said if we ask, it will be provided. If we seek, we will find. And if we knock, the door will be opened. Lord, I ask that you bless us with a successful first IVF cycle, a healthy pregnancy and a healthy and happy baby. I ask these thugs in Christ Jesus name. Amen.
Today’s scripture… Matthew 7:7
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”