Tuesday, April 17, 2012

from start to finish

I had my one year appointment with the RE yesterday. I can't believe it's been a year since I've started seeing him. Yesterday we confirmed that it's also been one year since I've had a cyst. Everything looked great, my prolactin levels are finally normal (we've been trying to bring them up from being too low since I've been on the medication), and I'm even ovulating on my own.

Which brings us to the birth control discussion. I waffled about whether or not to go back on something once we had the cysts and the hormone levels under control. On one hand, it's nice being off of the Pill. But the other part of me feels like staying off of it is playing with fire. The odds of getting pregnant are slim to none, but the odds of me getting another cyst are up in the air. It could happen, and I don't want to take that chance. Another surgery could very well mean the loss of my ovary.

So, I start Loestrin this week. In a way, I feel like I've come full circle with our infertility journey by using some form of contraception again. It's WEIRD, and somewhat bittersweet. I definitely have more to write about this. But that's for another post on another day.

Tonight is my last class of grad school. My final paper is due this weekend, and then next Wednesday is my surgery. Lots going on and very little time. But to close on a positive note, I wanted to let all of you know that our Etsy site is up. There's not too much on there yet, but I'm very grateful to those who've volunteered their artwork and crafts to place on the site. 100% of the profit goes into our adoption fund. We truly appreciate all of the help we can get! Here is the link. Keep checking back for new stuff, and starting next week, I'll be featuring one item a week on my blog. It's a way for me to give back to the awesome ladies who are donating items.

Infertility is a struggle, but it leads you to meet some amazing people. And I'm thankful for those people who've supported us.


Ashley said...

As far as birth control pills go, I've been on a bunch of different kinds, and Loestrin was my favorite by far. Only kind that doesn't make me nuts/sick. Good luck with it.

Dawn said...

Happy to hear that you are done with school! You must be so happy!

I'm sorry to hear that you have to go back on BCP. Hope everything stays normal for you!

Rebecca said...

I'm so sorry about the BCP, but SO glad to hear that everything is looking great.

And, incredibly excited for you to be close to graduation!

Thinking of you with your surgery next week.

Logical Libby said...

I know how you feel about the BCP, I feel the same way. Like "well, maybe I just should have stayed on them al along."

Keep your head up.