So this post will include some gross TMI female reproductive stuff. If you are sensitive to that or find it offensive, don’t read this and just continue on your merry way 🙂 Granted as this is a blog about our fertility journey and hopefully eventually on our journey as a family with munchkins TMI reproductive stuff will probably be a recurring theme.
With that out of the way, my period finally started! Of course it would start on the same day I was the matron of honor in a good friend’s wedding, but that’s neither here nor there. So we had our 3 day pre-treatment baseline ultrasound today. Unfortunately the news on that isn’t as positive as we were hoping. I have a cyst in my left ovary that is about 3cm long, or the size of a small kiwi. According to Dr. Amols I didn’t do anything to cause it to happen, but we have to delay treatment until it is gone. The fertility meds can apparently cause the cyst to grow or even twist on itself, which could cause a lack of blood flow to the ovary and cause major issues with it. So I am being put on birth control (kind of counter intuitive, right?) to see if we can make the cyst go away faster. I have a follow up appointment to see the progress on getting rid of the cyst at the beginning of next month, so probably no news until then. Dr. Amols did say that it would be rare, but I do need to keep an eye out for severe lasting pain in the abdominal area as this could be a sign of a complication with the cyst such as it bursting or twisting on itself.
This news is frustrating that we have to wait even longer to start treatment, but it also means I don’t have to miss my cousin’s wedding in Minnesota, which would have probably happened if we had started treatment this month. In the meantime we are enjoying being a family and getting to sleep in on the weekends and not having to worry about finding a babysitter or day care.
We would appreciate prayers for our sanity in general and specifically that the cyst goes away quickly and we are able to start treatment next month. We know that it is all in God’s timing and know that He has a plan for our little desert family.