Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SSG and ready for IVF

I had my repeat SSG yesterday and while it went well, the test took a long time and was very uncomfortable. I told my RE, when it was over, that the three words you should never say while looking inside someone's ute are "What is that?" which is exactly what he said! Everything was looking good until he saw a bulge at the back of my ute that measured 4cm x 7 cm. He and the nurse were baffled because they said it didn't look like a fibroid but there was definitely something there. He would push on it and it would go away. Look from other angles and couldn't see it. But every time he went to a certain angle, he could see it. After about 20 minutes of pushing, prodding and changing views, he had me change the position of my hips and the bulge disappeared. The only thing he could figure was that, in the position I had been in, I was somehow pushing my bowls or intestines up against my ute and it was causing the bulge. So, I have been cleared for IVF!

I also had my AMH bloodwork yesterday but won't get the results for a few days. Once the results are in they will give me my protocol so I can apply for the compassionate care program (they wouldn't process my app without my protocol) and look into donated meds.

I am getting a little discouraged about our fundraising, again, but had some good suggestions from friends about how to continue to promote it and even had a few ladies offer to share their stories so I can get more information out there and make the whole thing more personal. I like the idea of having other ladies share their stories while I promote our fundraising campaign so people can understand what we infertiles go through. I have found that while I am easily able to share my thoughts and feelings on this blog, it is a different story on my public blog. I often find myself at a loss for words out of the fear that people with judge me or will just plain not understand. I also don't want to be the person who clogs other's news feeds and makes people roll their eyes!


  1. Here from ICLW. Congrats on the all clear. Good luck with IVF!

  2. Hey, I found your blog via ICLW, too. 'Yay' for the all clear from the Doc - glad they finally managed to figure out the odd 'bulge' and that it turned out to be nothing. Good luck with your fundraiser, I hope it'll go well and I look forward to following your journey along.xx

  3. Good for you for schooling your doc on etiquette... like really, as if you need to hear that when someone is poking around your insides!

    All the best as you proceed to the next step!