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Hurry Up and Wait

We are in another waiting phase of the infertility journey. That’s what this whole thing seems to be, hurry up and wait. We had another ultra sound on Friday to see what the progress of the most recent large cyst is. I had had some lower abdominal pain a few days prior that was a bit concerning, but it went away after a short time, so we are figuring that it was just a muscle pain of some kind. The ultra sound showed that the cyst was completely gone!march 22 ultrasound no cyst Continue reading

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Finally Starting Treatment

Newest ultrasound, notice the complete lack of any cysts, yay!

Newest ultrasound, notice the complete lack of any cysts, yay!

So we had our cycle day 3 baseline ultrasound on Sunday and got some awesome results! We are ready to start treatment and try to get pregnant! I started taking Clomid on Sunday evening and will continue to take it for another couple of days and then we get to wait a few days before our next ultrasound on the 23rd to see how many follicles I have ready to go. If there aren’t too many (Dr. Amols has yet to mention what that cut off is) and they are ready to go, and my uterine lining is ready for pregnancy we will do the trigger shot and then 36 hours later we will do the IUI procedure.

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And Yet Another Ultrasound

The cyst has shrunk by more than a third

The deflated cyst, which looks a little like a deflated balloon.

So we had our 3 week follow up ultrasound to check on the progress of the cyst and see if it has gone away yet. Thankfully, it seems that the birth control has done it’s job and deflated the cyst in the ovary! The cyst now measures much smaller and looks kind of like a flattened blob. I also have fewer un-developed eggs in both ovaries which I think is also a positive sign as the mature eggs will be easier to see and count once we have started treatment. Dr. Amols said that I should finish the pack of birth control (which will be today) and then call them when I get my period again so we can do another baseline ultrasound before putting me on the fertility medication.

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And The Waiting Continues

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 đŸ™‚ 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.

The big black area is the cyst, I honestly didn't know a kiwi could fit inside an ovary.

The big black area is the cyst, I honestly didn’t know a kiwi could fit inside an ovary.

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. Continue reading