Thursday, January 29, 2009

I've Hit a Snag

Yesterday I had a routine ultrasound. You know, just to make sure things look okay so far.

They don't.

My doctor discovered a cyst on one of my ovaries. Normally, this isn't an issue. They're very common and usually disappear on their own. But in my case, this cyst could rob from the valuable blood supply to my egg follicles. And I'm going to need every one of those eggs in a couple weeks.

So tomorrow I have a procedure scheduled to remove the cyst. At first I was upset. I mean, really, another thing to do here? As if I don't have enough to go through already?

However, tonight I feel fine. Actually, I feel lucky. Even though this is just one more "unfair" thing about my infertility, my IVF cycle is not canceled. We're plowing ahead. I can do this! And what's more, I even feel a little hope that I might just get a baby out of this whole thing.

I told you I was a strong woman. Right now, I even believe it myself.

14 comments:

newlyweds said...

You are a very strong women, and just think this is one step closer to having a baby that you totally deserve. I will keep you in my thougths and prayers. Take care.

Momisodes said...

You are strong. Good for you for not letting this bump in the road slow you down. I'm keeping positive thoughts for you and hoping all goes smoothly tomorrow and in the weeks ahead.

Scribbit said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry! I hope this is something that gets corrected easily and quickly!

Martha said...

Oh, Sarah.... I'm so sorry you're having such a rough time. I wish that this was easier for you, but I also know that all the pain and hard work will just make you love the new baby all that much more. I'm quite sure that in a few months, I'll be sewing away on a new quilt for the baby you're brewing :) Love you

Shanilie said...

Ugh, I'm sry for the bump in the road. I hope things can get cleared up without too much difficulty. Thinking of you.

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I'll be thinking and praying for you...

Everything will go smoothly and you will have the perfect reason to lounge in bed & take it easy this weekend!

Prasti said...

philippians 4:13-i can do all things through him who strengthens me.

you can do it!

Anonymous said...

Sarah, you are very strong and will get stronger with each step you take in this journey. I had to have cysts removed several times while taking Lupron, for some reason they came with that drug for me. When taking Chlomid, my lining got too thin. It seemed like every step along the way for me, there was another hurdle to climb but I just got stronger and stronger. Thank goodness you have Chris's support and your incredible desire to have another baby. You'll make it and some day you will forget about this part of the journey. I know because I can barely remember it. I'm rooting for you!

Alaina said...

You so can do this! AT least it is caught now. I hope everything goes smoothly.

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Momma said...

You are one of the strongest women I know. And who knows...maybe this cyst needed to be removed and the Lord revealed it to the doctors through IVF! Thinking of you and praying.

Heather said...

I sent you an email. I heart you.

Fiona said...

Booo! Thumbs down to that cyst.

BUT: anything they can *do* something about is better than a problem about which they can do nothing. So you'll have the procedure, and move on and we'll all keep our fingers crossed.

I'll hope that 4 months from now you're utterly miserable. With morning sickness, of course.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I hate that for you! But maybe if it's removed you will have a better chance that the IVF will take.