Well, we finally have a plan! Today is CD1 so I called the doctor to report start of cycle and was told I should be starting BCP (Birth Control Pill) this week. I was also told that once I get pre-authorization from my insurance, I will have my Lupron Depot scheduled. The Lupron Depot is used to lower estrogen levels and prevent any endometriosis from growing. This is something new I will be doing this cycle that Dr. LdM thinks might help. It's an intramuscular injection that is given by the doctors office. I will have this done the week of April 13th and baseline ultrasound, labs, and scan will be done the week of May 11th.
I have to admit, I was a little disappointed when she said that we wouldn't be cycling until May. Then I remembered what I said at our interview for the newspaper yesterday when asked what I would tell anyone new to the world of infertility, I said, this process takes time. So I'm taking my own advice and remembering, this process takes time, it's not a race, there is no deadline, and honestly, May is probably going to work out a lot better for us than April. We are getting so close to the house being done and ready to be moved in to that I'm hoping by the time mid-May rolls around we actually even be a little settled in at our new home. I will be able to come home from retrieval & transfer and lay on my couch, in my living room and it will be glorious!
Patience is something I've learned 10-fold from infertility treatment. I never had patience like I do now. And after being on a break since November from any kind of treatment and medication, I have a new found peace about this entire process and about infertility in general. I don't really feel the need to wish my days away and the anxiety of wanting to cross days off my calendar. I'm looking forward to being able to get the house done and move in, hopefully get a couple rides on the bike once the weather warms up, and enjoy as much as I can before our next transfer. I have such an overwhelming feeling of optimism about the outcome of this next cycle, I am just taking it as it comes, and checking each new step that we've taken off as an accomplishment and progress in the right direction. I've finally let the pressure off of myself in so many different ways and it really feels amazing.
Although May is off in the distance, I know that it will come faster than we can probably even imagine. We are already in our last full week of March and the days are continuing to fly by! I am so ready for this cycle, and will continue to stay positive and let things happen a they are meant to happen.