Friday, August 31, 2007

My HSG

So I had my HSG this am. Things started out very well and I was optimistic. First off my RE was there doing the procedure and the assistant. He was awesome! I took 800 mg ibuprofin half hour b/f I went.

The catheterization and all that didn't hurt. He put the dye in me and that didn't hurt as well and I got to watch it on the screen. I thought wow, I can do this and make it through. lol!

Then his assistant kept asking me do I feel pressure? She asked me three times and I said No. It looked on the screen like the dye was flowing through one tube, but not the other. the RE asked for more dye. He put more dye in me. I felt immense pressure and pain. I looked at dh (who thankfully was in the room with me during the whole thing) and said I feel nauscious and hot and dizzy. That's all I remember.....

I passed out, well as I thought, apparently it was more than that. I had to ask everyone in the room what happened. I passed out, my eyes rolled to the back of my head, I stopped breathing, my body and face turned red. I started having a mini seizure of some sort, then I vommitted all over myself. (Yuck) they turned me on my side and that's when I woke up. I had vomit all over me and my dh was shaking. They kept asking me if I was okay and then told me what happened.

The assistant said she had never seen anything like that in her life and I scared her, my dh told me I scared the heck out of him as well, he was so scared. They told me the good news was I am not blocked and everything looks good on the films, etc.

I laid down for about half an hour and the RE wrote me a note to stay home from work the rest of the day. They gave me some crackers and gingerale as well. The RE and assistant were wonderful and I very grateful they were there and helped.

Needless to say I went home and was so nauscious and dizzy. I just woke up from a three hour nap. I am going to try to eat something

It was not the best experience and I scared everyone in the room with me. lol! I seriously hope I never have to go through this again. The RE said next time your getting valium. lol!

I am hoping to just get to relax the rest of the day now. Thanks for all your thoughts and support as I have been doing this today. Thank you!!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

An update....

Thank you for all the thoughts. I had my bloodwork done this am. They only had to take nine tubes of blood as my regular dr. took three two weeks ago and some of the tests he did were one's needed so we didn't have to repeat any b/w. I would have had to have twelve tubes taken.

I have my HSG scheduled for this Friday at 9am. Thankfully my office manager at work switched hours with me so I could go which I am very thankful for. We will have family in town that day as well, but I want to get this done asap. Hopefully this will be my last test that will help us figure out what is going on. I admit I am very nervous about the HSG on Friday as I heard it can be painful during the procedure. Hopefully I'll be okay to go to work afterwards as I'll work 12-7 that day now instead of 7-4.

Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers they are VERY much appreciated!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Our first RE appointment...

Today was our first RE appointment. We got to sit down and talk to the Dr. Then he did a vaginal ultrasound to take a look and see if he could see anything unusual. He did note I had a tilted uterus. He also noted that people who have a tilted uterus have more of a chance of having endometriosis.

He also said he found some PCO, but that doesn't necessarily mean I have PCOS.

I have to have some b/w done within 2-3 days from the start of my next period, which should be Aug 28th. We will probably have dh's SA done than as well. I guess depending on the results of the b/w we will do an HSG.

I am just anxious to get all of this started and have all the testing done and pray that we are able to quickly figure out what is going on and get our BFP!

I'll be sure to keep you updated as soon as I have my b/w done. Thank you for all the thoughts & Prayers.

Welcome to my blog

I want to share our infertility experiences here. Me and my dh will be married six years this Oct. 27th. We have been TTC for five years now on and off with no luck. We have finally decided to see a Reproductive Endocronologist. I hope to be able to find out what is going on and hopefully be able to get our BFP soon!!!

Right now we have two furbabies. Our two cats. "Roux" who just turned five and "Georgia" who just turned 10 weeks old. Dh Works full time nights, and is also in the Marine Corp reserves. He was in AD but has been in the reserves for years now. I am work at a Veterinary Hospital and absolutely LOVE my job. We do live far away from our family (12 hours) and I miss them like crazy esp. my little brother who is turning 10 next month. I love to relax at home with my family and do card making in my spare time when I'm not working.

Thanks for all your support.