Tuesday, June 30, 2009

the waiting game...

Over the last couple of weeks, Felipe and I have been doing lots of talking, lots of listening to each other and to God, and a bit of research on the 2 options before us: adoption and IVF. And we feel as though we've made a decision. We make our plans, but it will be the Lord who directs our path. I won't go into everything we've considered in order to make this decision, but I will say our deliberation has been laborious and we now feel at peace. We would like to go forward with the In Vitro Fertilization process.

Last week, we met with my doctor and brought him a list of about 20 questions. He patiently answered each one in a manner that left us feeling more confident about the process and what all is involved for our potential children and for me. After our conversation, he did another ultrasound. The one last cyst remains and has not shrunk. The dr. said he would like to see the cyst shrink a little more. I'll remain on the medicine I'm taking now for another 2 weeks. Then if it's not decreased in size, we'll try one other medication. If the cyst is not gone in 2 weeks, we are looking at another couple of months of waiting, waiting. ;) Felipe and I have an ongoing joke that at the end of almost every doctor's appointment for the last couple of years, the doctor walks out of the room and one us looks at the other and says: "Wait." So, last week was no different. We wait.

We will see the doctor again on Friday and will have a better idea of when we can get started. I'll keep you posted. In the mean time, please pray for this cyst to dissolve completely!! And for our hearts to wait patiently for what is to come next.

1 comment:

Amanda (Nabors) Richardson said...

Hey Leigh -- I know we haven't talked since highschool, but I wanted to share with you that I completely know what you're going through. I am currently taking injections for my second IUI. I don't have endo, but I do have polycystic ovaries. We will probably be doing IVF next year if our IUIs are not successful by Christmas. Infertility is probably the hardest thing I've ever had to go through, but I know God has a plan for me and a plan for you. I truly believe that we'll be mothers someday, but it just may not be in the way that we originally planned! I look forward to reading your future updates!