When I was younger, one of my sisters had to go to the emergency room when she was in pain one night & they found that she had a large cyst. After that incident, we would joke with her singing, "cysta cysta" in the tune of the "Sister Sister" show with Tia & Tamara.
Well, yesterday I found out that I am a "cysta" now too..
N & I had an appointment to meet with our doctor yesterday afternoow. We left from our house 2 hours early since that is how long is has been taking me to get to the office lately. I didn't realize that we would be able to zoom through the carpool lane since there were 2 of us, & we got to the office really early & ended up having time to grab a late lunch/early dinner at Cafe Rio.
I was also supposed to be calling the office when I started my cycle but wasn't quite sure if I had started. Then, 10 minutes before the appointment, I realized that it had started. We told the doctor & he said we could have an ultrasound right after meeting with him. I was relieved because it would have been such a pain to make that drive back to the office again only one day later.
The appointment with our doctor went good. We made a plan to try 2 more rounds of IUI with the same meds & injections. If those are not successful, we will meet back with the doctor & discuss options. Then it was time for the ultrasound. The xray technitian first looked on the right ovaries & there were 2 cysts but she said they were small enough to not need to worry about. I felt relieved. Then she looked on the left ovary & there was a large cyst. She said it would not be worth risking doing an IUI with the cyst there so I would need to take medication for 2 weeks that would stop my cycle & get rid of the cysts. Then after, I should begin my cycle again, we will have another ultrasound, & will hopefully be able to begin the IUI cycle again.
It was disappointing news, again. I was so sad about the previous IUI not being successful but kept telling myself it was ok because we would be able to start everything for the next cycle & focus on that. Now it will be adding an extra 2 weeks & then we don't even know if everything will look ok. I am grateful thought that we don't need to wait a full month of longer to try anything. I need to try & not focus on the negative because it will just bring me down. It is hard though because I try to focus on the positive, like that we would be able to start getting meds & getting ready for the 2nd IUI & then something goes wrong, like the cysts, & then I am feeling down again.
After the appointment, I had N drop me off at a church activity. It was a progressive dinner where they had appetizers at one house, soup & rolls at another, & then dessert was at my sister's house. It was a fun activity & nice to visit with everyone! When we were having dessert, one of my friends came over to talk. She was asking questions about me not having kids, not in a rude way but I think just wondering why we don't have any. I hadn't told her we were having any problems & decided to open up & tell her. She has 2 kids but told me the last year, she had tried to get pregnant & hadn't been able to. Then she went to the doctor & he told her about Clomid & Femara. I asked if she had used any & she said that the doctor actually found out she was pregnant so she didn't need to use anything. I had been feeling better, but this just made me feel so sad all of the sudden. Of course I am happy for her & her family, but this has been the 2nd time that I have opened up to a friend & then they told me they were pregnant. It's just hard. After the activity, my sister drove me home & we talked in her car & joked about the night. It made me feel better, she is so fun to be around! I'm greatful for my husband & my family & friends who help me throughout this time.