The Non-Update

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I took a blogging break for awhile, but here I am, back at it! Turns out the break was healthy for me cause apparently I needed to proactively do non-infertility activities for awhile to get my mind back on focus. I got so overwhelmed and inundated and absorbed with all things IF that I literally thought about it day and night and it wasn’t doing me any favors. It’ll be back on me soon enough with beginning IVF in a few weeks, but maybe now I can ease back into things.

I had my hysteroscopy and mock transfer on Friday. It was a mercifully short procedure–go in with full bladder, insert catheter, look around. Stop to pee. Re-insert catheter, look around some more, get dressed, go home. The wet feeling of the dripping saline was probably the grossest part of the whole thing. I had immediate cramping during the hystero and spotted and cramped for a few days after. It was uncomfortable but nothing that couldn’t be tamed with ibuprofen and a heating pad.The doctor who performed it (Dr. C’s associate) was very kind. She told me that even though my uterus is turned left about 30 degrees (which I already knew) and even though it’s significantly rotated to the left (which I didn’t already know) from scar tissue, none of it should be problem enough to not go ahead with IVF. That was a huge relief!

Next step is a 2-hour nurse consult for DH and I this Friday. After that, we get all our affairs in order with the clinic and basically wait for my next period which should be sometime around August 4.


Author: Marixsa

Resolving infertility as childless-not-by-choice and encouraging fellow endo warriors along the way.

3 thoughts on “The Non-Update”

  1. I’m just now seeing this. Glad your hysteroscopy and mock transfer went well. Did Dr. G. do your procedure? I love her. My new clinic doesn’t do mock transfers and I am like, “Hmmmmm, what kind of shady business are you running here?” Haha. Luckily, I’m told that I have a straightforward uterus, so I’m going to roll with the no mock-tranfer thing, but it does make me a little nervous. That’s so exciting that you’re starting IVF so soon. August 4th is like wayyyy soon! WOO!

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    1. It was Dr. G and I thought she was wonderful! Next week begin estrogen priming (hooray for mega doses of synthetic hormones!), then injectable meds begin following cycle in early September. I need to catch up with your blog too. I’ve been awol in blog world lately :


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