Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Ya'll, I am terrified right now.

I have an IVF consult meeting in 90 minutes. I made that appointment two weeks ago, when I went in for my WFT appt for the failed IUI #2. I figured I'd at least make the appointment, so that Dr Boy and I could discuss the matter while we were on vacation the following ten days.

We went on vacation. We had a BLAST. (side note: i heart boston. and maple syrup. and db's grandma.) We bam-chicka-bammed. And it was FUN. All of it, not just the pervy stuff, you pervs!

Dr K found a 22mm cyst on my right ovary during the WTF. That was the one that measured either 14 or 15mm the day we triggered, not the 18.5mm on the left that we thought would be the mature baby-maker. I kept thinking, "Awwww, it's mommy's first cyst!" Dr K said to go about our business and let the cyst shrink on its own. I felt some pain for the next few days in that region, but it's mostly gone away, as hopefully the cyst has. He even said to OPK CD12-20 just in case I had that miraculous rebound that sometimes happens.

No miracles here, but that's not the point.

The point is, I have my IVF consult in 90 minutes, and I'm terrified.

I know with all my heart now that it's what we need to do next. We need this. Both of us. To know that we're trying everything we possibly can. To get on with being normal again. To become parents.

Right now though, sitting here on my first day back to work after vacation, I'm flipping my shit. What if the cyst didn't go away? What if it doesn't shrink with BCP? Can we get an IVF cycle in with a retrieval before Christmas? Why does Christmas matter I'm jewish! Why will stims work this time when they've been so sheisty before? Will they judge us for making this decision after only two IUI's and three clomid cycles?

And the biggest one of them all: Will this get us our take-home baby?

Wish me luck. I've never felt this full of anxiety. And I think I'm going to vomit from it.


  1. Good luck, girl! I had my consult for IVF #2 yesterday and I was so nervous. Not sure why, but I about lost my shit in the doctor's office (I think I teared up one time, but fortunately no one saw). So, I think some anxiety is completely warranted. I hope it goes perfectly for you!

  2. I was cracking up as I read your post, only because I've totally been there! I hope everything goes well for you and you're on your way to IVF in no time!

  3. I hope it all goes well!!! Keep us updated!

  4. I hope all goes well. Can they aspirate the cyst without surgery to speed things up?

  5. "Will they judge us for making this decision after only two IUI's and three clomid cycles?"

    ...and what about all the months you were trying before that...?

    You have done a lot of work so far! Don't downplay the effort and the struggle you have gone through!

  6. I wish I had seen this sooner to have distracted you! I hope the meeting went well and that you are filled with renewed hope! Also, if you were on BCP that cyst should go away. I'm the cyst queen and brought all mine down enough to start a cycle. I'm looking forward to your next post!

  7. I know I'm late, but still wanted to wish you good luck and I can't wait to hear how it went!

  8. Sweet friend. Just saw this post today. I hope your appointment went well yesterday and you got all the answers you needed, and that they were GOOD answers (like that the cyst has gone away and you can start IVF before Christmas... er... Hanukkah!) : ) I'm looking forward to hearing how it went!

  9. Waiting for your follow-up post and hoping that everything went well!! *BIG HUGS*

  10. Hoping yesterday was a positive experience for you both!! Keeping you in my thoughts.


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