Fresh IVF Cycle #2
Part Three- A False Start
As I drove in for my baseline ultrasound, the sun was shining brightly. My mood was good as I cranked up and sang along to some summer tunes on the radio. I felt like my mind and spirit were finally completely prepared for this new IVF cycle...... as per usual though, my body was not.
Just when I thought my resume of infertility ailments was finally saturated, the next chapter of my journey is proving just as unpredictable as those that came before. Nice antral follicle count, says the nurse while giving me feedback on my baseline ultrasound. 16 on the right and 10 on the left. Yes! I privately congratulate myself, as if I carved the follies into my ovaries myself especially for the occasion!
And then, in quick passing, the nurse adds, "but..." Yup. There's always a but. "But... you have a relatively large cyst on the right as well. It shouldn't be a problem. We'll give you the gonal-f and check your blood to make sure your estrogen levels aren't too high. If you don't hear back from me then you can start the new medication tonight. It shouldn't be a problem. It is very unlikely that you'll hear from me." To which I reply, "Oh. I'm sure I'll be hearing from you then (Smile. Toss hair. Look breezy. Pretend I'm kidding)"
Sure enough. Right as scheduled... 1:00 sharp. I let the message go to voicemail.
"Well. Your estrogen levels are a little too high. I'm not too worried about it. It shouldn't be a problem (yeah... just like you said I wouldn't be getting this call!!). Just take your lupron for one more week. Don't start the gonal-f yet. We'll do another baseline ultrasound next Thursday and go from there."
And so, the countdown rewinds itelf.... T Minus 4 Days... here we go again. Like a bad case of deja vu.
P.S. If anyone reading this has any information on cysts before IVF, I would appreciate reading any or all stories. For some reason, I now have this nagging feeling that my cycle will need to be postponed until next month.... Grrr....