For those who have been following me for a little while, you may remember Rekka? That was the name my friend M gave to the cyst that stalled our first ever IVF cycle. Rekka was finally dead the following month. Well, I think Rekka either reincarnated or has sent her cousin, the party pooper. At my baseline ultrasound bright and early at 7:40am, Dr. E discovered one follicle on the right side. She said it doesn’t mean that there aren’t any other follicles on that side. They could be hiding. When she ventured to the left side, this big follicular cyst appeared on the screen. So yeah. Either Rekka decided to come back after being gone for six months, or her cousin showed up as her representative. M, should we give the cyst another name???
Anyhow, unlike two months ago when I really didn’t want to try another cycle, this month I am very ready for one. But God has His own timing. With this cyst, we cannot proceed with another IVF cycle this month. The medication is going to make the cyst bigger and bigger. Similar to last time, I will not go on any birth control pills as we do not want to risk overly suppressing my ovaries. It doesn’t really matter how ready I am mentally and physically this cycle, my ovaries are not cooperating.
I was a little bummed this morning. It was a very long morning. I gave up fitness bootcamp and left at 6:30am for my 7:40am appointment. I got there at 7:26am. Dr. E and I discussed about the cyst and our plans. I still have an option of transferring my frozen in January or do a fresh cycle. We are still going to think about that a little more. When I left the clinic, I chatted with Bob on the phone and went over all that had happened. I checked on Google Maps that going back to work would take almost 1.5 hours. Lovely. So I headed over to Starb.ucks, got myself a cup of grande hazelnut latte, and braved myself through the traffic. While I was driving, my phone rang. I looked at the phone number that I didn’t recognize and didn’t pick up. It turned out to be the place where I had ordered Bob his Christmas present over the weekend. Apparently the item that I ordered was out of stock and my order was officially canceled. Even lovelier. When I finally got into work at 9:45am, it was supposed to be the beginning of my work day but I felt like I had been in a battle physically and emotionally for several hours already.
Things aren’t actually that bad. I mean, instead of starting injections or oral medication tonight, I am not going anywhere near any syringes. Sticking myself with a needle is not the most pleasant thing so I am spared of that this month. I contacted the store to re-order something else and got the lady to honor the discount that I got for the cancelled order. At least Bob will get his Christmas present. Bob and I had been talking about taking a trip somewhere during the last two weeks of the year as I have those two weeks off and he gets to work remotely from anywhere. However, we had been holding off our plans for a trip because we didn’t know how this cycle would turn out. Since the cyst is making us wait, we jumped at that opportunity and booked three nights at a bed and breakfast about three hours away. We had gone to this place twice, once for our mini-honeymoon (those nights after our wedding… our official honeymoon in Hawaii has yet to be booked) and another time for a couple of nights after my abdominal myomectomy two years ago. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were still rooms available for those nights we want to go. So we will be spending December 23rd, 24th, and 25th in a small scenic town facing the ocean. Instead of being poked and prodded by a dil.do cam at my RE’s office, I will be having freshly cooked hot breakfast delivered to our room at 9am each morning. If we went ahead with this cycle, then we would never have a chance to go away for Christmas.
I know I’d much rather get a cycle going. But when I can’t, I got to find the silver lining, right? Instead of a cycle, Bob and I get to have some down time for just the two of us. I think that ain’t too bad. God has a way of allowing us time to rest.