Here we go… round 1 with CCRM.
Before Dr. G can prescribe the Letrozole, I have to go in for a blood draw to confirm I’m not pregnant. I find that to be ironic or funny.
A piece of me hopes that I am, that we don’t have to go through another round.
Wouldn’t that be amazing to receive the news that they can’t prescribe the medication because I’m already pregnant!
A girl can dream.
Confirmed: not pregnant
I then need to go in for an ultrasound to ensure I don’t have any cyst that would ‘eat’ the medication.
Confirmed: no cysts
Side comment: the technician did ask if I’ve heard of PCOS before because I have cystic-type ovaries.
Here we go!
Dose: begin taking 2 pills daily for 7 days.
I understand the side effects to be different than Clomid and am hoping that my face doesn’t break out like a pizza and my skin doesn’t hurt like a stuffed sausage.
That was painful and uncomfortable.
Intrigued by the hope of Dr. G, I proceed with hopeful caution.
Hubby is a bit more skeptical as he recalls our OBGYN being just as optimistic.
I guess I just can’t get stuck in the weeds of the ‘what ifs’ and will choose to take it one day at a time, one dose of medication at a time.
The medication hasn’t been too terrible. Actually, I haven’t seen too much of a change except my energy level is a bit low. Praise God that’s all it’s been.
I’m a bit nervous that the medication hasn’t done anything for me because I haven’t had cramps or pains in my lower abdomen and just hope and pray that things are still reacting even though I can’t feel it.
We will wait until day 9 to visit the doctor for a second ultrasound. This will be the indicator as to the reaction to the medication and also where we will learn our next steps.
I am grateful Dr. G has not outlined every step for us as I was too caught up in counting days and plotting out our next moves.
I literally can’t do that this time around. I just get to live in this day, this moment.
God, I trust you and believe you know the timing for our growing family.