1.) I woke up with slight flu-like symptoms. When I say slight, I mean it really isn't bad at all. I don't know how else to describe it. My stomach feels like the small tiny flu piercing pains, but that sounds bad. Just feeling a little off. I felt pretty nauseous in the evening.
2.) I had no headache this morning, but it has creeped back slowly. It turned into a raging headache in the back of my head and neck at night. Again, no coffee, so it could be a caffeine headache. I drink coffee regularly, 2-3 cups a day. I also drink a lot of Pepsi, gross. Anyways, I've cut them out of my diet cold turkey. I've tried this before and my headaches were intense. This is why I think it's a combination of both the Lupron and caffeine withdrawal....
A couple of weeks after my miscarriage, my RE wanted to have an MRI done on my uterus. I had a really heavy period the month after, and she wanted to see if there was another cause for the miscarriage. The MRI was really strange. I didn't feel claustrophobic like I thought I would, but the machine was SO LOUD and I was cold. When they had to inject the dye in, I could taste it in my mouth and it was terrible!
After about a week, my RE called and gave me the news that I had two large fibroids that were pushing into my uterus from the outside. She thinks this was the cause of my miscarriage and heavy bleeding after. I was told that a lot of women have fibroids and are fine during pregnancy, but it was the location of these that she was concerned with. The plan was to have surgery to remove the fibroids in a couple of months after being on birth control.
Here I am, starting this blog on our 12th wedding anniversary. I'm 34 years old. We didn't seek out IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) until last year. I'd like to share my experiences with IVF and FETs (Frozen Embryo Transfer).
I would search for hours and hours typing questions in Google in hopes of finding someone else who is going through something similar. I feel comfort in reading other stories. Some are happy, some sad, but it's good to read them all. I know this will be tough for me, seeing as I can hardly talk to anyone about this all. Hopefully, writing this blog will be therapeutic and help some others in the process.
Where do I begin? I never thought that I would have trouble with fertility. Hence, the name of my blog: IVF? WTF! You don't dream of needles and meds, surgeries and pain, and waiting...lots and lots of waiting, to have a baby.