renew our strength…

Day 67… STIM day 6

Yesterday was another follow up visit of mostly blood work and ultrasound. Following my ultrasound, the tech informed me that my endometrial lining is not as thick as they would like it to be. As I understand it, a thick endometrial lining allows the fertilized egg to implant and grow. A thin lining may cause the egg not to attach, which would decrease my chances of pregnancy.

Needless to say, I spend way too much time on google yesterday trying to figure out what exactly a “thin endometrial lining” meant. And, like most bad decisions, I immediately regretted my research and have decided to give it to God to do his Almighty handiwork.

My shots are still going well and my husband has proven to be quite the nurse.  He has become a pro at those injections, which by the way, can sting just a bit.  We noticed yesterday that some of the medications were supposed to be refrigerated….oops!  I’m praying that does not mess us up too much.  (The great and powerful google tends to think it will be fine.) So far the only side effects I’ve experienced from the injections are some abdominal discomfort (I’ve had IBS symptoms worse than what I’ve experienced) and fatigue, fatigue, fatigue and more fatigue.

I was put on a new injection, Cetrotide, which we will begin tonight.  Supposedly this medication will help prevent premature ovulation.

I am scheduled for another follow up appointment next Monday, October 23rd, for…wait for it…more blood work and another ultrasound.

In the meantime, please stand in prayer with us that my endometrial lining will thicken properly and that this will not be a complication in the process.

Lord, thank you for keeping me well so far, with minimal complications.  I pray that you continue to bless me with little to no side effects and that the process continues to go smoothly. God I ask that you allow my endometrial lining to grow to the proper size to make a nice and comfy womb for this child.  Father, I pray that you continue to guide me with a calm spirit and an overwhelming sense of faith.  Lord, I know you are in control and I trust that your plan is greater than mine.  God, I ask that as you prepare my body for the egg retrieval next week, that you place the knowledge and skill on the doctor who will perform the procedure. You are an amazing father and I look forward to the blessings you will bestow on our future.  Thank you Lord, for your protection, guidance and most of all, your love for me and my family. I ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s scripture…Isaiah 40:31

“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

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