The emotions from 2 weeks ago have subsided and I am into the routine of the new cycle. Dr. G did put me on Letrozole and I experience the same side effects.
Painful acne on my face and neck with my sleepy eyes starting around 8pm each night.
I elected not to work out too much these past two weeks, hoping my body would focus fully on growing follicles.
This isn’t a medical approach, more just how I was feeling I could take care of myself.
Calm walks in the sunshine have been a delight.
The nurse did say to cut down on the crunching and twisting of my waist to allow for the follicles to have a calm, unagitated place for growth.
After 7 days of medication, I went in for a follicle check.
Three follicles in my left ovary, yippee!!
Measuring 13, 14, 15mm. That’s great for day 11 of my cycle.
My lining is the normal thickness too, praise God!
Dr. G is happy with the numbers and wants me to go in for another ultrasound in 2 days.
Skeptical of his approach, I obey. He is the doctor after all. In my mind, I would think he’d want me on the medication until those suckers are nice a large, but who am I to say this?
Day 13 Ultrasound. Let down.
Three follicles continue to exist and are slowly getting larger, but not at the rate they need to be.
Measuring 14, 16, 16mm. Not as great of news as I wanted to receive.
“I told you so” rolls around in my head as I think back to how I ‘could’ have been on medication these past 2 days to help them grow, but NO… the doctor didn’t see it that way.
That’s ok. I’m ok. I trust Dr. G and his expertise in this area.
Sometimes I wonder though…
- Am I just another number to him?
- Does he not care that we are paying out of pocket for all these tests and medications?
- Does he not care that we are creeping towards 40 and would love to have a family in the near future?
I know he does care, otherwise, he wouldn’t be doing what he’s doing.
Sometimes I just wonder if my needs and wants aren’t as important to him and how he approaches the medicated cycles.
Who am I to say though?
He works with hundreds of patients and has for years.
I can trust that he knows what he’s doing. Bigger than that. I trust in an All-Mighty God who is powerful and righteous. I know God is using Dr. G to help me.
He puts me on 2 more days of Letrozole and wants us to come in for a 3rd ultrasound in 3 days.
I go skipping to the pharmacy, hoping this will be the medication needed to help these little ones grow and ‘ripen’.
I can’t help but be hopeful for this cycle and what’s going on inside my body.
I place my hands on my stomach and begin to pray.
With all this medicine, I still am reminded that it’s by God’s miracle that we will become pregnant. I truly believe God is using Dr. G and this medication to work in my body and pray that his healing hand will be in me as we go into this weekend and to the next visit.
I pray that my womb may become open and able and ready to receive a baby.
One that will grow healthy and strong.
I pray for the peace of mind and a relaxed spirit as I lean into God and trust that He is all powerful and all knowing.
God, in your perfect timing and by your perfect creation.
I surrender to you God.
Your will be done.