8.24.2009

HSG aka Holy Shit Get (me out of here)....

So today was the DREADED HSG test!! My nerves were a wreck this morning...I actually threw up and I never throw up. My mother in law was able to drive me and go with me (thank god). So my appt was at 10:30 ..after forcing some crackers down...we were on the road....

Now I chose to go to the radiologist that my doctor recommended. It turns out it was extremely close to my doctor which is perfect because I have to drop off the films from my HSG to Dr. Godfather when I am done. Dr. Godfather's office is beautiful and of course because I love beautiful things, I fit in well. I was expecting the same from the radiologist's office- who will now be referred to as DR. OUCH! When we pulled up to DR. OUCH!'s place, I was creeped out....the buildings were old...and right next to a train tracks and I am not kidding you when I tell you it looked like a campground. I expected to see picnic tables and families ....For all those who know me well, I DON'T camp...not my style....I am NOT an outdoorsy type of gal! My gut was telling me to RUN but I just thought that was the nerves so I put on my big girl panties and went in the front door.

The inside of the place seemed ok...very old...could have been decorated nicer in my opinion....it had that funny office smell to it...kinda like you smell at a dentists office....so I sat and waited and then my name was called. The nurse brought me back into a row of tiny little rooms. The rooms looked like phone booths with a slide over door....or quite possibly could have resembled jail cells....She gave me my booth and handed me this bright blue skirt to put on, told me to empty my bladder and to wait in the cell to be called. I told her how nervous I was....her response was " I can imagine"....NOT "OH HONEY IT WILL BE OK"...she said "I can imagine"....ugh!!!

So I put on my bright blue paper skirt...went into the bathroom and after looking in the mirror decided blue was not my color and went to sit in my cell...I wasn't there long when she came and got me.....she brought me into the death chambers...oops I mean examination room. The room creeped me out ....If I wasn't scared before...I was terrified now...I completely understand why my test was painful after thinking about the room....My insides were trying to run and hide!!!

DR OUCH! came in and explained the procedure...said I would have some moderate cramping but that it will be quick and ten minutes tops....I took a deep breath...laid down and said ok..I can do this......DR OUCH! explains the steps..."gonna have slight cramping"...slight cramping comes....Im thinking "ok this isnt bad"....Cramping gets slightly worse...they are trying to take pictures....I hear DR OUCH! sigh !!!! HE FRIGGEN SIGHED....no wonder my insides freaked out....They got my uterus done but not my tubes...he needs to try it again.....GREAT!!!!!!!

so here we go round two (because seriously NOTHING ever goes easy for me)...."slight cramping" ...and I feel the slight cramping and then out of nowhere I felt the pain that I was seriously DREADING from the second I found out I was gonna have to do this test....It really felt like my ovary was going to burst...I screamed out and started to cry ....The nurse keeps telling me to breathe....I hear from DR OUCH! " your tubes are spasming...I need to do each tube separately" OMG...TWO MORE TIMES.....I silently curse God for giving woman two tubes...and the pain keeps coming....the tears kept coming...I seriously lost feeling in my legs.....and after what felt like 500 hours (but really like 20 minutes) I was done!!!!!

DR OUCH! explained how the test should NOT have gone like that. He called me a trooper and was telling me that the cramping and bleeding will be worse than a normal patients because of what I had just gone through. He said everything was NORMAL (PRAISE THE LORD)...I got dressed and had to put a pad on (Was what I went through NOT ENOUGH?)....I had to wait for my films so I went into the waiting room still crying telling my mother in law that was the WORST pain I have ever been in!! The films came back and I brought them to Dr. Godfather. Haven't heard back today....

Cramping is still there ....Im looking forward to laying down.....Bleeding pretty much stopped and I am so proud of myself for finishing the test!!! So next up is my hubbys SA. I am hoping to have the results back early next week and we can come up with a plan of action for our first cycle. I am hoping that my pain quota is filled for trying to concieve and that the rest of the stuff will go smoothly =) A girl can dream can't she?!?!

5 comments:

minname said...

I'm so glad that it is over for you! but I'm thinking that maybe I shouldn't have read this considering mine isn't until October 8. LOL

how are you feeling today?

Deanna said...

OMG! I had a textbook HSG and I was in horrible pain. I can't imagine what yours must have been like. I thought I was going to pass out from pain. Thank God the results were good!

PS...I'm not sure how I found your blog, glad I did tho.

Kacy said...

That HSG is the devil isn't it. Mine was pretty painful as well. Sorry you had to go through all of that.

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liberalgranolagirl said...

Damn girl, spasming tubes?! I probably would've run out of the room in my blue skirt screaming!

Beautiful Mess said...

Way to go, sweetie! That sounds like a horrible experience, but you DID it!

I'm hoping you're feeling better soon and you get to lay down.
*HUGS*