Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sonohystogram Excitement

Today I went for another sonohystogram. The RE likes to repeat this test every few months to make sure there are no abnormalities in the uterus. I think this makes the 4th time for me. Everything looks good and Mrs. Uterus is good to go. Here's a description of the procedure:

"A sonohystogram is an ultrasound procedure that is used to better visualize the inside of the uterus and endometrium. Most often it is used to view fibroids and polyps, or any other abnormalities of the uterine cavity that could interfere with pregnancy .

A sonohystogram takes around 30 minutes. During a sonohystogram you are positioned similar to a gynecological exam and cleaned with an iodine solution. A catheter is inserted through the cervix, and a small inflated balloon holds it in place. Saline is injected into the uterus and ultrasound pictures are then obtained. The procedure may cause some cramping in the abdomen, and these may last for a while after the sonohystogram."

Ummmm, let me explain this in layman's terms....
1. Insert dildocam (aka internal ultrasound probe).
2. Clean cervix with extra long Qtip coated with iodine.
3. Insert balloon thingy to open cervix (ouchy).
4. Insert catheter and inject with a syringe of saline.
5. Sit up and feel a huge gush of saline.
6. Feel crampy and leak iodine mixed with saline for the rest of the day.

It's not bad at all, but it's a little uncomfortable for about 30 minutes afterwards while your uterus is ejecting all the saline. I'm just glad that this is it until I start Lupron in 2 weeks. No BCPs for me this go-round.

BTW - Mr. C's cousin could not be seen on So You Think You Can Dance. Oh, well. I still love the show!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance

My DH (Mr. C) and I LOVE this show! The new season started last Thursday and we couldn't be more excited! The music, the way the host Cat says judges like "joodges", Mary Murphy's's all great! There are a lot of dance shows on tv now but the talent on this show is unparalleled. I'm excited for tomorrow night's show because Mr. C's cousin is going to be on it. One of the boys who auditioned is on her college dance team and they did a feature on him. So, the film crew came to her school and filmed all of them dancing. Hopefully we'll get to see her!

The Nest

Today I joined The Nest (like The Knot for planning a wedding but for married gals). You can join communitites to discuss decorating, ttc, marriage, etc. I think it will be a fun way to connect with other people in my area and in similar situations. Isn't it sad that sometimes it's easier to talk about personal issues with people you have never met in real life?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

So this is a blog?

Wow! I've read so many of these that I've been inspired to start my own! I think it will be a great way for me to let others know what is going on in my journey and a way of organizing and venting my thoughts as I go through the process. Enjoy!