Preparing for IVF

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This week all of the testing was completed to begin our first IVF journey.  All that’s left is signing the paperwork.  My incredibly large amount of medications will be ariving soon as well.  Lupron, birth control, valium, antibiotic, progesterone supplements, tylenol with codeine, and more.  Thankfully I already have enough Follistim and Ovidrel which cut the cost of this round a bit.  I am also working on preparing my body for what is to come to make my chances even better.  I am pretty sure that I have never been so scared or excited at the same time, not even at my wedding.   I have always spent a lot of time on the internet researching all things PCOS and fertility but now I am spending even MORE time.  I am so thankful that there is so much information out there to help me understand everything that is going on so I can be fully educated on the process and the if’s, and’s, and but’s. 

On another note; I am so excited that my childhood best friend’s sister recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy after suffering the infertility effects of PCOS.  She was able to conceive naturally with minimal help from a reproductive endochronologist and it is such a victory for her and the PCOS community at large. 

I guess I am feeling sentimental today, not sure why, maybe it is the dreary weather. My husband and I are leaving for a quick over night trip out of town; half business, half fun and this will probably be our last opportunity before we begin the long road of IVF so I am looking forward to it.  Hope everyone has a blessed weekend!

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About thepcosandinfertilityjourney

For almost two years I have felt so down and alone trying to maintain a normal and happy life since I realized that my husband and I would struggle to create a family. I began to second guess everything in my life, have I done the right things, made the right choices, is it my job, is it where I live, what is it and what can I do to make it better? Then, one night while laying in bed it hit me, and the words just started flowing. I have always loved writing and when I was little always wanted to be an author but never had the inspiration of something to write about; now I do. I am going to share my story, my struggles, my hopes, my fears, my triumphs in the hope that it will help someone else going through the same rollercoaster that I am the way many books, blogs, and chats have helped me cope. I will share with you how I am determined to make sure that one of my life’s dreams are not shot down and the obstacles I go through to get there.

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