Since most of you have been following us since the beginning, I wanted to give you an update of the first few days of our IVF treatment.
The first few days of our infertility journey have been a struggle. Shots, tests and drugs have taken over my every day routine. I wake up at 6am, and the first thing I have to do is give myself a shot. The shots continue at 6pm with two more. Although I hate this process, I’m praying that it works.
Jason has been supportive and helpful. I know that he feels bad about all of the shots and doctors appointments, but I hope he knows that I’m ok, and that I know it’ll be worth it. I’m not sure I could go through IVF without him by my side.
He is, without a doubt, the most supportive man I have in my life, and I’m beyond fortunate for him. For everyone thinking about IVF, my advice to make sure you have a supportive spouse by your side, because IVF and infertility are no walk in the park.
So far the tests have been good. At this point, we will be having doctors appointments nearly every other day. Blood work will be done before every appointment as well.
The shots (we have only done 7) are uncomfortable and have left my stomach tender. The blood work has left my arm sore and bruised.
This isn’t what I would have envisioned right before my 30th birthdays, but I wouldn’t want to take it all back.
This journey may not be the one Jason and I had planned, but it’s our journey. We are dealing with it and working towards peace and acceptance of it every day. I’d be lying if I said we have accepted this journey with open arms. We are, however, working together to be supportive and understanding with each other during this process.
Dr. Dodds is great as well as the entire team at the Fertility Center. We are so fortunate to have this doctor and his staff working with us to make our dreams of expanding our family a reality.
Continue to pray for us. Pray for peace, pray for acceptance and pray for comfort through all of the discomfort.
If you wish to help us during our journey, we do have a GoFundMe account.