Thursday, May 3, 2012

Take the Good with the Bad

Sorry I am a bit behind on this post, we had a rough day yesterday.
Before I left

Tuesday morning I decided to have Mark take Eliza to swim and I would drive myself to the hospital for my procedure. I did a lot of research and they said it wasn't that bad once it was over and I figured I could drive. I didn't know how long Eliza could last so I felt it was just best to go separate.

On her way to swimming with Daddy

I left for my appointment at 10AM and made sure to take my Motrin800 before I got there. I arrived at 11AM and waited....until 1145!! Luckily Eliza sneaked some reading material into my purse.

They sent me into a changing area and said to only remove my pants but I could leave on my shoes and socks...OK!

Right at noon they came and got me for my procedure. The xray tech did a few "before" shots and explained to me to what was going to happen. Once we were all set she called in Dr. Hayes. They got all set up and we were ready to go.

Thanks GE : )

With an HSG, dye is injected through a tube through your cervix and into your uterus. While the dye is being injected they watch it on a tv to see that it flows properly.

Dr Hayes got me all set up(I'll spare that part) and started with the dye. I am staring at the TV and see nothing happening...She then said...this isn't working. She spoke with the xray tech and told her to go get some things. She removed the tube and asked if I was good at breathing. She then grabbed some sort of stick(obviously not a stick) and said deep breath. I almost passed out. I have never felt pain like that. Dr. Hayes let out a good YES and said "we just made huge progress". My cervix was scarred shut and she was able to break through the scar tissue with the "stick".

We then went back to the tube and got a new bottle of dye. Now I could see something on the screen! It was crazy, crazy to see the place Eliza lived for so long. It was MUCH smaller then the last time I saw it on a screen!

Once she got the dye in I had to move around a bit for her to get good photos and then it was done. It was MAYBE 3 minutes all together.

Once we were all set she showed me my photos. She explained that obviously the scarring in my cervix was the main reason of my absent period and the severe pain I had each month. The lining was building up but had no where to go so it was just collecting in my uterus. She said this should fix my cycle right away(I guess that is good and bad right? I didn't mind not having to deal with it)

Unfortunately, she did see scarring in my uterus and that means surgery. She explained that I would probably be able to get pregnant now without a problem, but with the scarring I would not have anywhere for the baby to really nestle in and grow, I most likely would miscarry in the first trimester.

It broke my heart to hear that, but I am SO happy I went through with the procedure and made the progress we did.

Dr Hayes prescribed me some pills for the next few weeks to help with the scar tissue we broke up, and hope that it won't reattach.

I have an appointment set for next Friday to discuss surgery options. The surgery they would be performing is called Operative Hysteroscopy. Some Drs do this in office and only require pain killers for the pain(that would be ideal for me) others do it in the OR and use sedation. I would REALLY prefer not to be sedated but I will do whatever they feel is best for my little lovies.

I appreciate all the love and prayers we received. I will take the good with the bad, there is always light at the end of the tunnel!!


Misty said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just visiting from Kelly's Korner blog.

I can relate to your recent visit to the doctor for your HSG....and understand the surprising pain which is associated with the procedure. Been there!!!

Just a side note...we also have a 17 months old little girl. Love your daughter's pig-tails.

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Thanks Misty! Your daughter is adorable, I LOVE her red hair! I was convinced Eliza's hair would be much more red then it is.

I see you had heartbreak with infertility, I am so sorry to hear that. Did you ever have a Hysteroscopy? I am trying to stay positive!!

Thanks for stopping by

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Found you through Kelly's Korner! I'm actually a friend of Kelly's and moved to SE Michigan last year from Arkansas and am a stay at home mom- used to teach, but stay at home now. : )

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How fun!! Where in Michigan are you at? Your son is just adorable! Being from the South, do I finally have a fellow Smocked Clothing lover here in Michigan?? I don't know if it is from seeing Harper and Holis in smocking all of the time or what, but I just love that style!!!

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Stopping by from Kelly's Korner. You're little girl is so adorable!! My daughter Ellie was born in December 2010 too! We also live in Oakland county!!

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Hi Michelle!

Where in OC are you? It made me laugh that I posted OC, I actually live in Livingston County but grew up my whole life in Oakland. It is second nature for me to say Oakland!

Ellie is just adorable! I was reading your blog about finding out about her in August. We had our gender ultrasound on August 2nd, I remember it so well. We then went right to Bay Harbor for a vacation to celebrate!

Thanks for stopping by