As we get closer to our treatment date, our anxiety levels are growing. The daily estrogen protocol is torture. I am fatigued, nauseous, and experience terrible headaches. I try to exercise in the hopes of alleviating the side effects, but find the benefits to be short lived. Tears are often shed, as my body is a battle ground. I know it is hard for Jeff to watch, because there is nothing he can do to make it more bearable.
We have fought through six years of fertility treatments. Each cycle we remained hopeful, but despite the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) we remain childless.
Tonight we embark on the final chapter of our egg donor IVF journey. We will travel 3,794 miles to Alicante, Spain, in the hopes of conceiving a child.
The last six years have tested us both individually and as a couple. With each failed attempt there have been many trying moments. Our faith and will has been put to the test on countless occasions. Sadness and despair have crept into our lives at the most inopportune moments.
Thankfully, each failure served to strengthen our bond and marriage. We have encouraged and pushed each other. We have supported and loved each other. I truly believe there is no obstacle or test we cannot tackle.
As we embark on our egg donor IVF journey, I ask you to keep us in your thoughts and prayers for a successful pregnancy.
Please stay posted for updates in Spain. 🇪🇸
Burke & Jeff
Bryna Caren Bat Naomi
Zev Ben Chuvele Krindle