Thursday, June 2, 2011

Another One Bites The Dust

Well folks, my first medicated cycle didn't work. Dr. Q felt comfortable prescribing Clomid when he did because I hadn't ovulated yet, but I'm not sure how much good it did since it was pretty late in my cycle when I started taking it. For those of you who don't know, ovaries grow follicles, and the dominant follicle releases an egg. My monitoring appointment a couple weeks ago showed that the dominant follicle grew and looked nice and healthy after taking Clomid. But that could just as easily be contributed to normal growth while approaching ovulation, as it could to the Clomid. So it'll be interesting to compare the results at my next monitoring appointment. I'm hoping to see more than one hefty follie this time around. More follicles = more eggs. The tricky thing is that we want more than one to grow so that it ups our odds, but not too many because we can't run the risk of having a crazy amount of multiples. If I have more than four follies...we'd have to skip trying this cycle. Obviously, that's the last thing I want to do, so we're hoping for two or three! That'd be optimal. :)

I'm actually doing pretty well right now. Yes, it's another unsuccessful cycle, and that always kinda sucks. But I'm thankful that we are getting help from a doctor, and that we have steps to take over the next couple weeks to keep me busy. I need to get bloodwork done and have my first monitoring appointment to make sure that I did not develop cysts on my ovaries. Assuming that I'm all clear, I'll fill my prescription and start another round of Clomid. On to cycle 15!

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24


  1. Sorry to hear that... it's such a long, long roller coaster ride. I'm not quite past a year of TTC right now, and while I look forward to starting testing and making a plan for treatment (if necessary), I know that it doesn't get any easier. Thanks for sharing your story and reminders of the hope we have in the Lord. Right now I cling to the story of Hannah in 1 Samuel - how God used her desperation to drive her to pray for a child and to dedicate him to the Lord. God granted her request, plus gave her 5 more children. And he used Samuel in mighty ways to work in the lives of His people Israel. I keep telling myself that God will use my desperation too. He is preparing us to be the best parents we can be, so that our son or daughter will do great things for Him too.
    Praying for you.

  2. Always rooting for you! ((hugs))

  3. Ryan and Denayski...we love you guys and have been praying for you every morning in our family devotion time. Our whole family is excited to pray and see how His perfect story is going to unfold which will be told for many yrs to come. Hang in's easy for me to say since I am on this side of all that now. But one day you will look back at all this and see how it all fits in. I hope this doesn't come out wrong...but I love the fact that things don't come easy for us (as hard as that is to swallow)...we can't take any credit when it does happen...we know it's from God and we can only boast in Him!!!! Love Auntie Kellie