Wednesday, March 30, 2011

HSG is over!

This past Monday I had the HSG. I was so scared about it...

Well, I got through it-somehow. Let me just say that it was NOT comfortable. First, the speculum was metal, and my OB has always used plastic. THEN, the guy was tightening the speculum and it slipped, sending sharp pains throughout my lady parts. O_o

After all of that discomfort, it was time for the catheter to go in. Once it was in, it felt like one long menstrual cramp. It got so bad at one point that I felt a bit nauseous. But, I survived and it was quickly over.

The imaging specialist said that from what he can see, everything looks clear and open! YAY! He sent my results to my OBGYN, and he will call me after he goes over them more in depth.

I am not sure what the next step will be, but let's hope the next step will be scheduling a pregnancy related appointment!!! Wish us luck this cycle!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Ugh...I totally suck at updating these things. But I will try my best!

J had his SA done, and it came back normal. PHEW! We are both relieved! I think J is more happy than I am!

I started a new cycle, so I called my OBGYN today and scheduled the HSG. I go this upcoming Monday morning at 9am.... They are treating it like surgery eating or drinking after midnight, and I have to go to the hospital here to have it done. I am so nervous. I know it will lead to answers, but I cannot help but to be nervous! I have been trying to stay busy to keep my mind off of it!

I am going to Jacksonville, FL this weekend, so hopefully some time away will help. I am also trying to stay busy booking sessions for my photography. That is going pretty well too!

Anyways, that is all I have for now....keep your eyes open for a new post :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

And it begins...

I decided to start this blog to vent and express my feelings throughout this journey that J(hubby)and I are about to encounter. I have blogged before, and I have turned away from them, but this time I really think I need to stick to it.

Some of you know that J and I have been TTC since October 2009 with no success. All of my ladies(you know who you are) expressed how much it would help to begin the road to testing. I finally caved and called my OB.

Yesterday I had my consultation with the doctor and it went really well. He was so proud of me charting(when my friends and family seemed to think I was a little OCD about it). He said my charts look amazing and my temps are clearly showing that I am ovulating on my own!(If you want to learn more about charting go Here)

He then decided the next step for us would be to have J go do an SA(sperm analysis). Tomorrow is that day. J is pretty nervous about it. I mean, no man wants to be told that his lil' guys are no good! So, wish him luck tomorrow!

Next month, when AF arrives, I have to call my doctor back and he is going to schedule an HSG(hysterosalpingogram) for me. Basically what an HSG does is determine if my fallopian tubes are clean and clear. They will shoot dye into my uterus and watch to see if it flows freely into my tubes. If everything is clear, then we will take more steps to find out what is going on with us.

I am so nervous about all of this. I never though I would ever have to go through this. But, that was the hand I was dealt and I have to face it in order to achieve my dream of becoming a mom.