Tuesday, January 23, 2007

January 23, 2006

Today was my SHG. I was told to drink 30 oz of water an hour before showing up, I didn’t know if my bladder could hold that much. Basically all I was told is that was a ultra sound done with a full bladder. No big deal right. So I get to the clinic and I’m starting to sweet I have to pee so bad. Then I get in and the doctor hasn’t come back from lunch yet so I’m forced to hold myself another 15 min. In fact I couldn’t sit down I was pacing the floor sweating. They called the doctor to see where she was at and she told me that I could “let a little out” because I shouldn’t be in that much pain. So they asked if I could try going and stopping, I told them I didn’t know if I was gonna be able to stop once I started. Eventually I let a little out and I felt much better. Finally they bring me back into the exam room and have me lay on a bed and they put the jelly on my belly and do the “ultra sound thing”. Then she handed me a probe and told me I could go ahead and probe myself. So in front of the doctor I stick it up there. She is going through my pictures and says wow you bladder is really full and you really shouldn’t be this full, next time a doctor says to drink so much don’t drink that much because you have a tiny bladder. Then once that is done I was like wow that was fairly easy (besides the holding the bladder part) and then she says alright go to the rest room because the next part of your test your bladder has to be completely empty. I was like what I thought that that was all of it. So I go to the rest room come back out and lay back down on the bed. I laid there watching the nurse prep the area and since I had no clue what was to come I was really surprised when they pulled out a looooong needle about the length of my foot. Then the doctor came in and said I need you to go to the rest room again because there can be absolutely nothing in your bladder. So I went and came back and just like before it started with a clamp…and once again she had to yank on my uterus because she had it in there wrong (the thought makes me want to cringe). Then they took out these long tweezers and at the end was a cloth of iodine that they put inside me and told me it needed to sock in there for awhile… it was very cold. Then after I was all sterilized I found out what the needle was for. They were going to give me a shot through my uterus to see how thick my lining was and determine if I had endometriosis… (I always though I did because I was told at my first gyno ever that since everyone in my family has had it I most likely had a least a small case of it. I also get bladder and colon spasms which they say is a result of endometriosis.) Well anyways they put the shot in and I immediately started shacking and going cold. The shot stung but I did start going into shock (gees Louise am I a wuss or what?) So then they pull our a big cylinder thing and they attach it to the needle because all the liquid is going into my uterus. I really wish that Tyler was there holding my hand. Finally it was done and I was wondering why they never warned me about this and why they never told me to take advil. When I was done they told me that I couldn’t have a more perfect reproductive system in fact my insides where so perfect they were beautiful. As I was leaving the office everyone was wish me luck and asked for me to keep them updated. One lady really wanted to meet me. Her best friends husband has CF and he is a doctor. In fact she told her friend about me and her friend told her to tell me “way to go, never give up and never let anyone tell us no” She had me crying. All the ladies where so sweet and they made me promise to keep them updated and send pictures. I guess since it was an actual radiology center they don’t get many young people and most people are getting stuff done for like cancer treatment and stuff… I was coming in hopes of bringing a new life….

Thursday, January 18, 2007

January 18, 2007

I went in for my HSG today. I was told to take 3-4 advil 30min. before to help with cramping. I was then called later to make sure they told me about the advil. All the warnings started making me nervous so I took m 4 advil and left for the appointment. During the procedure they fill your tubes with a liquid die and take x-rays to see if your normal. The procedure starts off like a pap smear with the clamp and all well the lady put the clamp in then the tub (like a skinny hose) then realized she put the clamp in wrong and said sorry I’m gonna have to yank on your uterus. I was already cramping really bad I was like “OH HELL” I will say I felt a bit better once she fixed it but the fixing part was not very pleasant. I got to watch the screen as they did the procedure and it was really amazing seeing it like that… Of course I was really cramped up and trying really hard to breath… I was just trying to think of that baby I wanted so badly. I was also thinking if this hurts this bad I’m definitely going to need an epidural. Then they wanted me to lay on my right side (I did not want to move) so me being the dance teacher that I am I got all confused with right and left. I was saying your right or my right then I went to my left side… then I had to move again…. I was so happy when it was done.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

January 16, 2007

I have an order from Dr. Opsahl to get a HSG and a SHG. I called my Gyno and he wouldn’t do them he claimed that if I was pregnant then it could injure the baby. I was like well I can’t get pregnant until I get this done. He knew where doing the IVF too. The clinic did give me a name of radiology clinic that should do it because I had the doctor’s note. I was able to schedule an appointment for Thursday the 18th and the next for Tuesday the 23rd. I called the clinic that Dr. Opsahl suggested I check out for monitoring since he new one of the doctors but they no longer will monitor people who are going out of town. I called Emory clinic too but I never heard back. Tyler and I thought about it and we possibly might just have me stay with my Aunt or a friend in Kirkland during all the monitoring just so there is no mix ups and to make sure nothing goes wrong.

Friday, January 12, 2007

January 12, 2007

We left for Portland on January 11th. We decided to fly to Portland so we could see the family, I haven’t been home for about 8 months and Tyler hasn’t been back since we moved. There was snow on the ground and I got to see everyone. We left for the clinic early on the 12th when we got there I already loved the clinic it was a smaller environment then the last place and everyone seems so friendly! Tyler kept making jokes about how he though the doctor was going to be sick and they were going to have to reschedule. Well as soon as he met with us he said I’m not going to shake your hand I’m sick today… Tyler called it. The Doctor was so friendly and we both liked him. He gave Tyler an exam to determine if he had sperm. I guess they can tell by the size of the testacies. Well Tyler is a wonderful size. Then it was my turn I had an ultra sounds done of my insides. It was really cool to watch on the screen. I kept thinking the whole time how much cooler it would be when I could see a baby on the screen. Tyler was watching my toes the whole time he thought that the ultra sound looked painful and he was watching my toes to make sure they weren’t curling up. After our exams we went and talked to the financial lady. She was so nice and easy to talk to. I like there way of handling things at this clinic. Basically they’ll bill your insurance first and it they don’t cover it then they’ll send it to you. Everything seemed so much more reasonable, we need to find a clinic back home that will do my monitoring so we still need to look into the costs of the monitoring. We then went and got our lab work taken then we left for our hotel.

That night we finally met Mark, Julie and the babies. We had so much fun I could have spent the whole night talking. Their babies are just so beautiful. Even Tyler was saying in the car how cute they were.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

January 2, 2007

We’ve scheduled an appointment with Northwest center for reproductive sciences in Kirkland WA. Were meeting with Dr. Opsahl January 12th at 2:00. We were able to find a great rate on tickets and I’m soooo excited.

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