I went back to my fertility doctor today! In the wee hours of morning I went to LabCorp for bloodwork as soon as they opened so we could get results by lunch time. My appointment was around lunch with my fertility doctor as well. When I first went into the room the doctor said the results were not in yet but would be before I left!
I changed into the little gown for the ultrasound. The doctor and I were chatting like usual and he was giving me a follicle count. It was over 25 on one side! That's great! Then, he stopped talking, it was quiet for several minutes. It was the kind of silence that you immediately know the bad news will follow. Those minutes ticked by like an eternity. He has a nurse in there he reads measurements to from the ultrasound and she writes them down. The large simple cyst had almost doubled in size. He told me to get dressed and meet him in his office.
Things were not looking good for July. The doc said if my hormone levels came back low he would still proceed. If not, we would have to cancel that cycle. We were talking about potential surgery dates for the retrieval if July did not work out. My results came back and my hormones had not gone down at all! :(
We were officially cancelled for July. I will go back on birth control for several more weeks. I go back in the third week of August to check levels and do an ultrasound again to see if we can shoot for September. If this new cycle works, it would mean starting injections the third week of August and a surgery date of the first week of September.
It's very difficult to have a cancelled cycle. It meant at least another month before we could continue with treatment, that we really don't know the outcome will be positive anyways. But, I trust my doctor and I know he is doing what is best!