Another post from the series of emails that I sent in 2014 as we navigated starting an IVF cycle….
Hi A Team,
Thanks for bearing with me as I navigated what proved to be a bumpy month between fertility and exams. Fertility treatments and all they entail are not for sissies. Just when we thought that everything was working out smoothly, we hit a few hurdles. While we could have proceeded with the treatment last month, the doctor did not recommend it. I had a hormone producing cyst that did not respond to extra medication and the 13 follicles had dwindled to 6 on the left plus an indeterminable number on the right. And since my body responds so well to hormones in general, those extra hormones gave me a run for my money emotionally. While the doctor would have preferred me to stay on birth control for a month, we made the choice for me to go off birth control to try to get a better handle on my mood. The doctor ultimately supported this decision as my mood is important.