Thursday, December 19, 2013
So um...just going to warn you that this gets detailed. If you don't like hearing about medical things then don't continue reading this. Just needed a place to share my thoughts and I realize some of you may think that it is too personal but that's life.
I had my test this morning. I was a little nervous but when the doctor came in she told me that I don't have to be nervous and it's no big deal. She is seriously an awesome doctor.
So anyway, I had to literally climb up on the huge x-ray table and lay on my back. The tech took an x-ray beforehand. Then she paged the doctor down. The doctor explained the test, that it is similar to a pap but just more steps involved. She put in the speculum and then cleaned my cervix. They use a catheter to be able to insert the dye for the x-ray. She had some trouble inserting it so that part took the longest. It was slightly painful but nothing too bad. Then they pulled the x-ray over me and covered me up so that the radiologist could come in for the actual moving x-ray part. So I watched the screen [upside down] while she inserted the dye. I think that was the worst part for me as I got hot flashes and there was cramping. Oh yeah and then the awkward moment when I got up and the dye was running down my legs. Naturally my nice socks were soaked with yellow iodine. I'm sure the tech is used to cleaning up after an HSG as there was a trail on the floor and my gown was covered too. Just one of those situations where you feel embarrassed but then try to keep the perspective that the doctor and tech are used to these things.
One of the tubes the dye went through right away and the other one lagged a bit but the radiologist said that it passed through. So I was glad to hear that. I think there will be an official report to the doctor that she will go over the next time I see her. They did another x-ray at the end as well as a marker. I totally wished I could have taken a picture of the screen after the dye x-ray, it was rather neat to see. At least I am feeling good now, she told me to go home and take a nap after I told her that I was probably more over tired than nervous from having to work at 3am. lol.
She did mention that I have a dip in my uterus. Not the official term but the top of the uterus is dipped in the middle. She said sometimes it can lead to it being hard to carry or keep a pregnancy. But since my complaint right now is trouble getting pregnant she says it doesn't concern her right now as she has seen much more significant dips than I have.
She wants DH to get an SA done soon and I also have to do my mammogram and then I can do back to see her. Pretty much she said to live it up this month, be sure to do my LH strips and lots of sex. With the dye going through the tubes, it gives us a higher chance this month of getting pregnant.
Other good news, I got a call from the family services place where DH and I go for individual therapy. My therapist talked to another therapist about me joining group. So tonight I received a call from her asking if I was interested in a women's group and I said definitely. From what she says it's going to be about 5 people to start out and a really basic first meeting. Starts on January 9th.
Finally, I feel like things are looking up! Now if I could just start losing weight again and get authorized for my MRI then I will be good.
Gotta work early tomorrow so off to bed for me. Next week is going to be crazier though. I will have close 40 hours and four 8.5 hour shifts with a 5.5 hour one. Depends on whether I take 1/2 hour lunches or not as those are unpaid. At least it will be a good paycheck, but who wants to work at 3 am the day after Christmas? Well, I'm not in the spirit this year anyways so I suppose it's no big deal.