So today was the big day for the hysterosalpingogram (HSG) which is an X-ray test that looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes and the area around them. It often is done for women who are having a hard time becoming pregnant- Me!
Pictures are taken using a steady beam of X-ray as a dye passes through the uterus and fallopian tubes. The pictures can show problems such as an injury or abnormal structure of the uterus or fallopian tubes, or a blockage that would prevent an egg moving through a fallopian tube to the uterus.
My Dr warned me before hand that it is uncomfortable and you would feel cramping during and after- so he told me to take a pain killer about an hour before hand.
So the experience uh? Well it wasn't the most pleasant thing- it did hurt and there was cramping but once the procedure got started it really only took about 10 minutes. Plus being in a gown with your tush peeping out with a room of 3 people is sort of unsettling too :/ The Dr, nurse and X-ray technician were very comforting and the two ladies talked to me about all sorts of things so I wasn't paying attention (asking how long I have been married, where we meet and where I got my new wedding band). The sweet nurse even held my hands the entire time.
The results I was told that the dye passed so there is no blockage but my right tube is extended (???). I was told that my Dr would go over the results with me at my next appointment and decided what and where we would go from here. I head back to my Dr on I believe August 20th.
Oh yeah- the cupcakes! So of course in all nervousness (like most normal people) I had to go the bathroom before hand and when I walked in the restroom it smelt like vanilla cupcakes and yet not sickeningly sweet.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
OK I know its been a while since I last posted- things have been busy and I have been TIRED!
Last weekend for the 4th we had a great weekend with my nephew (and his parents) came to visit. We spent one day exploring Annapolis and then headed to a local state park to relax on the beach. Sunday Kim and I went to see Eclipse and go on a shopping spree at Babies R Us. Monday before they headed back to PA we had a cook out and invited Adam and Megan up.
My summer job keeps me busy for 7 hours a day and I am learning even more than I though possible about the IEP process.
Now one exciting thing that has happend starting yesterday was that Extreme Makeover Home Edition is in Baltimore and just happens to be right down the street from my summer job. In fact the parking lot at work is the staging area for the house pieces- when I left work on Friday there were 13 trailers with pieces of the house taking over a large part of our parking lot.
Yes that my blue Escape and the security guy's car
As I was leaving work
The recipients of the make over is Boys Hope Girls Hope- you can follow the progress here plus I will update with pictures as I can.
Baby update: Yesterday I also had my monthly check up with my infertility Dr. My temperature chart looks great he says. Monday I am off for another blood test. He prescribe another round of Clomid if my period comes (but he said fingers crossed it doesn't). Also if my period does come I have to go for a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) which is an X-ray test that examines the inside of uterus and fallopian tubes and the surrounding area. The picture will reveal any abnormalities of the uterus as well as tubal problems such as blockage and dilation. Now what sort of scares me is that he told me to take some pain killers a few hours before I have it done because you may feel heavy cramping during, and for several hours following this procedure. Now during my appointment and ultrasound he said my uterus is homogeneous- no I have googled and can't find what this exactly means and I didn't think to ask (Heather can you answer this one?).
Now on Monday, July 12, Andy I celebrate 7 years of marriage- where has time gone? I can't believe we have been together for 12 years!