(not my actual cyst)
I thought I'd be done with my first IVF by now. I was told we needed IVF in February. I panicked. But after a failed IUI I came to some terms with it and gave the go-ahead in March.
Then the cyst showed up. 2 of them. Right ovary. They grew til one was over 54mm. I was put on birth control. Two weeks later, another dildo cam showed it was down to 44mm. I started acupuncture. 2 more weeks....24. Another week and a half 14 and the relization that the other one was still there and 11mm. 5 more days... both GONE.
Now if I quickly add those up we're looking at over a month and a half on IVF hold. A VERY LONG month and a half. But now I realize what a good thing that time was.
The old me (pre-a month and a half ago) was an entirely different person. I was a stress ball. My body broke out in hives. My blood pressure was up. I was terrified of the needles that IVF would bring.
That month and a half let me prepare for IVF. I started acupunture. I started seeing a therapist. I started being selfish and really putting me first. I've lost weight. I'm healthier. I'm happier.
And the needles don't really scare me anymore. I don't know how the hell this happened, but it did.
I'm not a religious person, but there was a good reason for those cysts.