Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Update Regarding Medication

Over a year ago, God gave me the idea for Journeymark. I often asked, "Why us? We don't have kids (yet), and we have not adopted (yet)." We didn't know then the road we would take.

After a couple of months taking Letrozole and Progesterone, I just finished my second cycle. After much prayer, many mood swings, and a three hour talk with my husband, we decided to stop these medications. We trust and know our God is so much bigger than medication, and if He so chooses to allow me to get pregnant, He will.  We have a wonderful doctor, and know we live in an era where medicine and technology are superb, but I have to question all the medications I am putting into my body.

With my crazy membranes attaching to my optic nerve, I am taking a medication for glaucoma (even though I don't have glaucoma), a steroid for an eye infection, a drug to stimulate my ovaries (that is also prescribed for breast cancer patients), and 200 mg of progesterone. This does not include my daily allergy medications. And today, I went to the doctor to find out I have an upper respiratory infection and a sinus infection. Guess what I got, more meds to take. This all blends into some toxic stew I'd rather decrease than add to.

Our search for answers about getting pregnant definitely brings grief we never expected to deal with. But most important, it reminds us of the hope we have in an all powerful God to provide what He knows is best for us, despite what our limited vision can discern. Please pray for us as we embark on the next chapter of our lives.

Much love,


  1. Praying for wisdom as the Lord guides you to the next steps.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Stacey, thank you for your care and concern, and more importantly, your prayers!!!

  3. Praying for you, sweet friend. I am proud of you for being able to share this. Praying that God will surprise you with His plans... whatever they may be, we know that they will be good.