two uteri, two mamas pregnant, AGAIN, with baby number two

an unexpected shift February 8, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — charlotte @ 4:08 am

S called me this morning with the following news: She called the radiology department, by herself, and rescheduled the appointment, for…today!

She had an HSG at 2:30 this afternoon.

After a talk with a good friend of hers (isn’t it amazing the clarity that can result from a heartfelt conversation with someone other than your partner?) yesterday afternoon, and a reflective morning alone with LM (I work on Wednesdays) she decided she was 100% committed to doing whatever is necessary to get her pregnant.

So it is done! Everyone at the place was SUPER nice to her because of all the tears yesterday. But they could have *easily* been snappy and cold, seeing as she walked out on the appointment yesterday when they had already opened everything and prepped the instruments and the room.

The procedure was painful for her, but not terribly so. It was over quickly. When they first put the dye in, it immediately went through one tube, and did not go through the other. S had to move and shift positions, the doc asked if she had had any abdominal surgery (yes she had an appendectomy at age 12) . Finally the dye moved through the other tube. Apparently he said everything looked fine and did not seem concerned that the one tube did not easily fill. S and I wonder whether there was a small blockage, kink, or if it was stuck together. The doc will know more when the xrays are developed, but he is not expecting anything abnormal.

I think the dye trouble is a good sign (if it got cleared). If one tube was blocked we would technically have only tried 3 times when an egg was viably reachable. This gives me some hope. I have no earthy idea if it is true though. But yay for us. Yay for S. She ovulates next Tuesday. Wow that is in 6 days.

Off we go. Relationship intact, check. S’s reproductive organs intact (if a bit radiated), check. Some hope of conceiving a Scorpio baby this month, check.


11 Responses to “an unexpected shift”

  1. whatthef*ck Says:

    that sounds really good!! an actually GOOD turn of events for once.

    when will the xray results be ready?

  2. Co Says:

    I’m glad S. made the right choice for herself in the end, and that it looks like it should be all clear on the tubal front.

  3. Calliope Says:

    OMG. this is a huuuuuuge thing. wow.
    If anything deciding to have the HSG was a way for S to regain some control over things.

    SOOO glad that the test wasn’t too awful & that it looks like both tubes are good. Hopefully the dye cleaned out the pipes.


  4. Says:

    Yay S. I hope you gave that girl a cookie.

  5. Melody Says:

    This brought tears. We all have hurdles to get over in TTC, and it sounds like S made it over a big one yesterday– largely because of her love for you. The HSG is a big scary deal only because everyone says it’s painful, and you don’t know what to expect. When I had mine, they wouldn’t let anyone come back with me. Bravo to S for facing her fears and getting through it.

  6. Says:

    This was SO unexpected! What a crazy turn of events. Glad that this happened and that all is well.

  7. Sophia Says:

    yayay for S! yayay for you both!

  8. Lo Says:

    Yay for Scorpio babies!

  9. art-sweet Says:

    I was going to comment on How Fucking Hard it is to be the non-TTC one, and take on this weird medical advisor role to your partner (and yeah, totally NOT hot at all) and then that girl goes out and gets herself an hsg! I’m so glad that it seems like things are running a little smoother for her and between you both! And yeah, buy her some flowers or shit πŸ˜‰

  10. e. Says:

    Finaly, the tides are turning for you and S! Hopefully the HSG will work some magic for this cycle.



  11. Tamsin Says:

    Oh, well done S on getting to grips with her fears and sorting out the HSG after all (hope that doesn’t sound patronising – it was obviously a huge thing for her to do).

    It all sounds like good news :o)

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