The Not-So-Sexy Infertility Adventures of a Girl in the Big Apple

Monday, October 24, 2011

Now What?

Big day today.  I shipped off the Day 3 bloods that had been burning a hole in my freezer since Thursday.  And I went to my old clinic/RE to do an HSG.  All I can say is....ouch!  That shit hurt.

But none of that would have been a big deal if she hadn't found something kind of suspicious looking on the xray.  My tubes are fine, but there was a round, dime-sized, unidentified something on my uterus that looked like...well, like it could be something (a fibroid maybe, she wasn't sure).  My doctor offered to perform a saline sonogram (which I've also had done before) to see if she could see anything, but we agreed to first let Dr. S take a look and decide if we need to.  He did perform a hysteroscopy at my ODWU and pronounced my uterus fine, although he said there was a slight bowing at the top that he worried at first was a fibroid.

I really really really REALLY hope there isn't going to be a call for further digging around and, G-- forbid, more surgery.  I've already had a saline sonohystogram, a polyp removed, a hysteroscopy and an HSG.  I have zero bid for any more procedures that don't involve getting eggs or putting them back in.


At least that's over with for now.  And I've started testosterone and estrogen priming - so far no chest hair, Adam's apple, or any other craziness.  Although I have been threatening my husband that if he messes with me next week I might be feeling manly enough to bitch-slap him.  

Anyone reading/listening please send a collective prayer to the Powers That Be that this dot on my xray turns out to be nothing and I don't have to do any other procedures.   Pretty please?  With agave nectar on top?


  1. The HSG is a beotch, hey? My first one was so incredibly painful - second one wasn't as bad. That's too bad that they found something, but the good news is CC.RM leaves no stone left unturned - sucks waiting and having things post-poned at times, but in the end it's better to have everything checked out. I'm curious to hear what Dr. S has to say.

  2. Newbie, I really hope that the spot is nothing to worry about. If Dr. S just did a hysteroscopy, I feel like you would be fine to proceed. Fingers crossed!

  3. I hated having the HSG done. It was pretty painful. I really hope that the spot is nothing to worry about. I think CC.RM is pretty thorough with checking and if they had any inkling that something was wrong, I think they would've brought it up. I'll be thinking of you!

  4. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog! Good luck with this next cycle. I just want you to know that throughout this cycle I was a total stress bag crazy woman from hell. So don't let anyone stress you out by telling you that you have to be positive!!

  5. Thanks for your comment tonight. I know I am far from alone, I'm just having a tough time keeping my chin up today. And it takes time to discover new blogs and get caught up on stories - which I hive just done with your blog. I'm wishing you all the best with this cycle!

  6. You got my prayers!! Goodness knows we all have endured enough prodding for a lifetime!

  7. Yay! for no chest hair!

    Hope your uterus get a clean bill of health too. Even if it is a fibroid, if it's not impinging on the uterine cavity, it could be ok to leave it. Really hope it's nothing though. Hang in there!

  8. ugh - sorry you were in pain from the hsg : (

    sorry for the concerning finding. hoping and expecting it's nothing but sorry you have anything to worry about at all.

    keep us posted on what your dr. says on how to proceed. thinking of you.