December 29, 2009
The cyst has ceased!
We got great news at our appointment yesterday, the cyst is gone! Yahoooo!!! We are very excited.
I headed into the appointment feeling completely at peace with things. I had spent a lot of time praying that God would give me peace with whatever the outcome was. The ultrasound tech only took a minute or so to find my right ovary and give us the thumbs up that the cyst was gone. She hadn’t even finished her sentence before I was high-fiving Matt. She then checked the left ovary which showed a few small follicles that will hopefully take off and become plump and ready eggs.
We are all set to get going on our first official cycle with our new Dr’s in Iowa City. I started some meds yesterday, and will start shots on Friday!!! I am so excited to get going and get these shots started (that is SO weird to type, me, wanting shots). I go back next Tuesday for an ultrasound to see how many follicles/eggs have “grown”. We ideally would like between 1-3. Anything over 4 and the Dr’s would suggest canceling the cycle because of the increased risk of multiples. We could also end up with zero follicles like we did last cycle and that would end the cycle and be awful too. So... we need some major prayer power. Please pray that we would have 1-3 good, strong follicles ready next Tuesday.
Someone was asking me today about our “statistics” for each cycle so I thought I’d share with everyone the rundown. Each month a “normal” couple has about a 10-15% chance at conceiving. With all of the assistance that we are receiving we have about a 20% chance of conceiving. If we end up doing IVF (In Vitro Fertilization, which will take an entire separate post of its own someday) then our chances go up to about 50%. Either way I am SO happy to have the go ahead and start trying again, this last month of sitting and waiting for the cyst to go away was no fun at all.
Again, a sincere thank you for all of the prayers yesterday; we are SO excited with the outcome and can't wait to see what happens!