At our last appointment we found that the cyst I had is functionally gone. What that means is that the cyst has deflated enough that it is no longer a concern. My lining was too thick to try to do the transfer in June still so we had to wait for my cycle to start up again. Continue reading
My cycle has finally started back up again so we had a baseline ultrasound with Dr. Amols. My uterus looked great, but while he was checking the measurements for it Dr. Amols noticed a problem. Continue reading
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! Continue reading
We had another doctor’s appointment with Dr. Amols last week. During the ultra sound we found that while my uterine lining is fine, which was a possible concern as the fertility meds can possibly cause the uterine lining to thin over time. Continue reading
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.
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.
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. Continue reading