Monday, August 29, 2011


In short... HSG test.  :o)  I was totally freaked out about this test... as you can see in the picture below. It's a similar procedure to the one I had last week that hurt SO bad. Naturally, I was anxiety ridden going into this morning. Good thing we had to get up at 6:00 am to get there in time! 

It also freaked me out more because I had to get in a robe and was taken into this huge x-ray room with all these machines. Luckily, the x-ray tech was a girl about my age who had just done this same exact test recently. Her and her husband have been trying to have kids unsuccessfully for over a year now too. It's very nice to have someone on the other side of the table to relate to! She was very nice, explained everything well, and calming. 

 Here's Jacob with his radiation blocking vest on. He had to put a radiation blocker around his neck too. He's make a good x-ray tech don't you think?!

Here's the instruments that are used for this procedure. (minus the iodine, you can't see it in this picture). Pretty scary looking right? I never like to see these things laying out on the table when I walk into the room.  However, this time around I did totally fine during the test! Jacob had to stand behind me since the radiation from the X-ray is so strong, and I was squeezing his hand so tight, bracing myself, and then it was over! I didn't feel A THING! I couldn't believe it! Still can't! I was positioned slightly different this time so maybe that made the difference. Or maybe the iodine is easier flowing than saline solution. Who knows? I'm just so thankful that it went how it did. Praise Jesus! Hallelujah! I think even Dr.O was surprised. He kept asking how I was doing and if I was ok.

So--test results? Good news: I'm all clear! In fact, the left fallopian tube, which was the one that was completely blocked before the surgery was the side that the iodine flowed through FIRST and the best! Dr.O was very pleased with that.  Yay! No more blockages!

Here's what the test looked like. This one isn't mine... I wish I would've taken a picture of it! I did get to view all of the x-ray's which are pretty cool! Jacob watched the whole thing in live action. He thought it was interesting too.

What's the next step?  We wait for the lupron to get out of my system, my cycle to come back and then we do IUI again!