Other than Chasing Joy I have not worked towards anything more consistently than I have worked towards becoming a single mother by choice. I started this journey over two years ago. I have tried to get pregnant 9 times and had 10 IUIs. I have had countless doctor’s appointments discovering I had a mild thyroid problem and am borderline for pre-diabetes. I have taking supplements that I had never even heard of 2 years ago (DHEA, Ubiquinol). I have spent more money than I care to even add up at this point and gotten financing from my bank. I have done all of this to fulfill my dream of being a mom. My joyful life includes motherhood and I have not given up on it.
The next step, and the step that has been the hardest to get to, is IVF. I had to lose weight to qualify, about 25lbs, and I did that. I qualified and paid for the shared risk program that will allow me to try IVF 6 times or get my money back. I just need my body to cooperate. I was all set to get started back at Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, I developed a cyst and could not get started. They advised me to go on birth control to get rid of my cyst and told me I could do the IVF this year, 2017. Well it is 2017! I took birth control and did Estrogen Priming again. Finally it was time for me to head back to the doctor to see if I could finally start IVF. Here is what happened.
Have any of you gone through IVF? What was your experience like? Did it take you a long time to be able to get started?