Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Good Things

Yesterday was the start of ICLW.  And already I can say that I've found a couple of blogs that I know I'll be addicted to soon.  I visisted Hope Springs Infertile; Mommy needs therapy; stop the train, I wanna get off; In Due Time, and The Worms.  I also visited Ova-ez which is not on the ICLW blogroll but totally worth visiting.  ICLW is a good thing.

On Monday I had my saline sonogram/mock transfer.  I was nervous because the other times I've had this test it hurt like hell.  I was also really scared that my RE would find that more scar tissue or adhesions had formed.  Well when I got to my REs office the nurse took me right back and said not to worry as this test does not hurt.  I of replied that I've had 3 of these and they've all hurt.   
My RE had  a bit of trouble getting the catheter past my cervix.  This was a new to my saline sono experience so I started to prepare myself for more intense pain.  But nothing happened.  My RE was all "this looks good, and this is x mm, and that is x mm."  I was confused and tired of waiting for the burst of pain I would feel once the water go in there.  So I asked her when she was going to insert the water and to my surprise she said that she already had.  Moreover, she said that every thing is 100% healed.  Just one tiny anomaly that will not interfere with implantation.  I couldn't believe it.  I was thrilled.  I mentioned that I was surprised it didn't hurt this time.  And she said that it was because there was no more scar tissue!  So now everything is all set for IVF next month.  This is a good thing.

A funny thing happened as I left the RE office.  I finally saw someone I know in the waiting room.  Well not someone I've ever talked to.  But this person was always on the bus with me on the way to work.  So they live close to me and work at the same place as me.  A quasi acquaintance if you will (QA for short).  Well here is the thing.  You know the SNL skit "Its Pat".  Well QA is like Pat.  I just could never tell and was always curious.  Anyway QA was in the waiting room when the doctor came out and called her by her name.  QA is a woman.  I was psyched to find this out.  Now if I see her on the bus I may actually wave.  She had to have noticed me too.  Its only been like 3 years since we've been doing the same commute.    O.K. anyway, finding out the this curiosity is a good thing.

  

25 comments:

MAK-now said...

Congrats on your sono. I'm so glad it went well and that everything's set for your IVF next month. (BTW... Thanks for the shout out!!)
Check your email when you get a chance, k? I emailed you back.

~ MAK-now

Andrea said...

Yay for good results and no pain! Bring on IVF next month! I hope that BFP is no longer elusive in a month!

That's wierd about Pat. Funny how we are bonded with people we barely know becasue of IF.

alicia said...

yay no pain! so excited that you are ready for IVF now! and that everything is looking good!

KandiB said...

Here's to a pain-free sono! Yay! You're off to a good start.

That's hillarious about Pat. At least you had the mystery solved. There's so many other Pats out there whom we'll never find out but just have to live with the mystery.
ICLW

theworms said...

I'm so glad everything looks good in there :) It's Pat, It's androgynous (did I spell that right?)!

Please check out my blog, there's a little something on it for you :)

kirke said...

I'm so glad it was pain-free! I think it takes a lot of grit to go in and put your feet in stirrups knowing that it is going to be uncomfortable again and again....

ICLW

E_Sharp said...

That's so awesome that everything is healed up and the stage is set for a wicked IVF cycle!
Good luck!!

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad everything went well for you and that you are all set for IVF next month! How exciting. LOL @ finding out Pat is a woman. Maybe you girls can be friendly on the bus now. :)

RMCarter said...

This is my first time doing ICLW and I love it because, like you said, it allows me to find new blogs I haven't read before. Like yours! :)

Anyway, I am glad the sono was painless. What a relief, huh? Hopefully, it's a good sign for your upcoming IVF.

I cracked up at the "It's Pat" comment! It's been a long time since I've thought about that skit. Too funny.

Michelle
ICLW

Rebecca said...

Let's hope that this mock transfer was your next step to a not-so-elusive BFP! So glad it didn't hurt too!

ICLW

Indigo said...

That's great that things went so well, as someone who has been through infertility my thoughts are with you! Here from ICLW.

Peachy said...

I am so glad your sono/mock went fine, and that you are all healed up! That is great news! I am hoping to have a similar, pain free mock next week.

Seriously? - Erin said...

Here from ICLW. Glad to hear that all looks well. I have a friend whose mom looks EXACTLY like Pat and in fact that is her name.

bendingbackwards said...

Glad to hear your sono went well.

ICLW

'Murgdan' said...

Glad to hear this went well. I'm having my first saline sono and mock transfer in December and was a little nervous about it.

Photogrl said...

Good to hear that everything is looking great!

Good luck with this cycle.

(ICLW)

tripmom827 said...

Sounds like an awesome appointment...no pain during a procedure and finding out the gender of a QA (which is a term I may steal, BTW)

ICLW

Jenn said...

Good luck with the IVF! (ICLW)

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I'm so glad everything went well and was pain-free -- it's especially awesome that it was pain-free due to the lack of scar tissue!

Good luck next month with IVF!

Little Wonders said...

wow, i cant believe that you'll be starting ivf soon. it is one long, brutal process .... i'm not going to lie :) but in the end, it will be so worth it, i know that with certainty. and you have so many awesome online resources, I know they saved my life. best of luck to you.

Kristin said...

Good results and no pain...what a wonderful combination! Hope the rest of this cycle is just as fabulous.

ICLW

Mary said...

Best of luck with the IVF!!

(ICLW)

Lee said...

Good to know that everything went well. Here's hoping it continues to do so!!

[via ICLW]

Stephanie, Phil, Kayla, Logan & Alex said...

Congrats on the good results. :)

~Jess said...

I'm glad your sono went well. I too was waiting for the pain and they had already finished.

Good luck this cycle!

ICLW