I can't believe this is really happening!
My husband and I have been contemplating IVF dates and costs, and I've been doing a lot of explaining about the IVF process to the small amount of curious friends and family members who actually know about our somewhat secretive situation. I've even updated my blog to show some IVF LINGO for the confusing terms that will fill up future posts, as well as a link to a site that explains-mostly in english-all about IVF. I'm finally starting to absorb everything, soak it all in. This is officially becoming real to us!
So far, the only thing standing between us and IVF-besides the ridiculous cost-is a series of CD3 blood work tests that I will need to get early next month to check my ovarian reserve (the status of my eggs and hormone levels). When the time comes, these results will let the Doctors know the appropriate medication to put me on to help me to produce a good amount of high quality eggs for the retrieval process. These meds are super expensive, but fortunately God has been blessing us and I've had some incredibly generous "nesties" offer to donate their unopened and unused meds to our cause, saving us a lot of money. It's amazing to watch God use these amazing ladies to step in and intervene on our behalf; even before we've started the IVF process.
We are fully aware that IVF holds no guarantees for us, but so far we have a really great prognosis and we're confident that God is leading us in the right direction. We're taking a huge risk here, but we know that if God brings us to it, He'll certainly bring us through it, just as He always does. We may be taking a long shot and reaching for the stars here, but our God created those stars...
So what have we got to lose?