Happy Wednesday, all! Hard to believe we only have one day of work behind us and yet the work week is magically halfway over... that's my kind of week!
I don't feel like stringing together paragraphs, so as a result, you get bullet points. Before you complain, just remember that beggars can't be choosers (this is where we pretend that you are begging for me to blog).
- In case you didn't already read about it, be sure to go read Allison's blog for a recap of our Memorial Day weekend in Austin. Have I ever mentioned how convenient it is to have someone else practically blogging on my behalf?
- Brian and I have been on the receiving end of a lot of thoughtful gestures lately... I think the post-failed-IUI support combined with early birthday gifts has just made me extra aware of just how fortunate we are to have so many supportive (and generous!) people in our life.
At the same time, it has also made me extra aware of how completely self-involved I have been for the past 2.5 years. I know, I know- it's understandable to be a little less emotionally available for others when all of your emotions are being consumed by something like infertility, but still! I don't mean to turn this into a negative, though, so let me just wrap this up by saying that it has motivated me to be more thoughtful, and for that I am thankful.
- In the world of infertility, we have had two minor setbacks in the past few days:
1. When I went in for my baseline ultrasound last week, they found two semi-sizeable cysts on my ovaries. However, according to my bloodwork, these cysts are not producing any hormones and are therefore considered inactive (or "lazy," as Allison calls them). This means that we can (and will) go ahead and proceed with the cycle, but it still makes me a little nervous. I would think a 25 mm cyst would be taking up precious real estate in my already polycystic ovaries, but the doctor doesn't seem concerned, so I'm trying not to be either.
2. We got a notice in the mail from our insurance company that they are denying coverage for the hysteroscopy I had back in April. Awesome. We are going to appeal the decision, but obviously there is no guarantee that we will be successful. It would be great if they deny our appeal because we were really racking our brains trying to figure out how to spend our extra cash- problem solved!
And on that note, let me share a passage that I was reminded of recently that I think is very fitting for our current season (and hopefully for yours, too!):
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." - Ephesians 3:20-21