Friday, July 25, 2014
The Waiting Place
The first time I heard Dr. Seuss's Oh, The Places You'll Go! was at my high school graduation brunch. A friend read it aloud to all of us and I have found, throughout the years, that it applies to pretty much everything in life. There will be hang ups. There will be hard times. There will be times when you just have to wait. Right now, I am in The Waiting Place. It happens a lot during infertility treatment.
When you first go to see a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) you are gung-ho and ready to go. You have a long consult, ultrasound and the doctor orders lots and lots of tests. And then you just wait.
After what seems like forever, you finally start your first round of treatment and for the first two weeks there are a slew of ultrasounds and medications and blood work until you are waiting. Again.
Any new diagnosis or treatment plan change due to any problems that come up along the way? Guess what? You have to do some more waiting!
It seems like there is always something for which you have to hurry up and wait.
Some of you have asked, "When are you doing your IVF?" That is an excellent question and one I wish I was able to answer. We had hoped to be able to "cycle" in August but it looks like that will have to be pushed back a bit. Right now, we are saving money and applying for grants. So here we sit, in the waiting place, hoping to escape soon!
If you are interested in helping us out of "The Waiting Place" click the link "How to Help" at the top of the page!