Life lessons and bloody blood. For blood’s sake.

I stopped my birth control pills as instructed by the nurse on Monday (cycle day 13).  Today, 3 days later I get my period….now come on Aunt Flow… just stopped bleeding only 6 days ago!!! And of course the bleeding is accompanied by the usual pains 😦

Oh well, only conciliation is that tomorrow we start our first IVF cycle.  Am I nervous? Yep! Excited? A teeny bit, because we are moving forward, hopefully!

Whatever happens over the next four weeks, good or bad, we will learn something new:

  • Chris will learn how to stab me with various needles.
  • We will learn how to mix up our own drugs.
  • I will learn how good or bad my veins are for drawing blood.
  • I will learn that my vagina is no longer my own, not even during my period.  Sorry Chris.
  • We will learn about how my eggs and Chris’s sperm work, or do not work together.
  • We will learn about hope, love and strength in our marriage.
  • We will learn whether we will become parents.

Plus loads more…I like learning new things so my glass is half full right now, despite how scary that list looks 🙂

16 thoughts on “Life lessons and bloody blood. For blood’s sake.

  1. thebarrenlibrarian says:

    It’s going to go great! The first few times I mixed the gonal-f was hunongously stressful for me, and then once I got the hang of it it was like “why was this hard? Why was I freaking out?”-so don’t freak out! I believe in you!


  2. Nara says:

    Yes! That’s just how I felt! I was even quite excited about learning to inject myself! It feels like you’re doing something positive I think. How exciting for you to be starting this – wishing you all the luck! 🙂


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