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An Ounce of Prevention: HSG, Health Insurance, and a Break

on October 20, 2012

My HSG (hysterosalpingogram) was yesterday and I had a bit of anxiety before the test, but it was completely unwarranted. If you’ve never had one before, try not to stress about it. I changed into a gown, slipped on fuzzy socks, and hopped up onto an exam table under a C- Arm (moveable X-ray.) No stirrups!

The flexible tube used to pass the dye is like a spaghetti noodle so it took a few minutes to get it through my cervix. They used a little guide tool to help and that was the most uncomfortable part. The discomfort was comparable to a mild UTI burn and lasted only a minute. I was able to watch the dye as it filled my uterus and my tubes. I laughed because it looked like a mustache forming on the screen as the dye moved. And voila! It was done and everything appears to be normal 🙂 I felt no discomfort as they pulled the tube out. They injected about 4-5cc of dye and for the next few hours it felt as though much more was draining out of me. A pad is a good idea 😉 I had no cramping or pain afterward, and actually left the office very relaxed. Next, we will set up an appointment with Dr. F and review my  blood work and test results.

I mentioned briefly earlier this week that things have been kinda…crappy lately. DH and I are switching to a private insurance policy that has phenomenal maternity coverage, but there’s a catch. I cannot conceive within 30 days of the policy effective date. WTF?! The agent said it could take anywhere from an hour to several weeks to receive application approval from underwriting. If it became effective TODAY, we would be dangerously close to the 30 day mark with IUI next month. I have not yet sent the application in because…because I don’t want to put everything on hold right when it starts to become somewhat promising. I’m really bummed.

I should be ovulating early next week and we are going to have to AVOID pregnancy. I can’t really wrap my head around this yet. Protected sex?! Depending on when our new policy becomes effective, there’s a very good chance we’ll have to postpone IUI until January. We will be across the country for ten days during Christmas, while I’m ovulating, so fertility treatments are out for December, too. I guess I can still get on clomid and try “naturally” in December, but I think we’ll have to prevent the next two cycles. Uggghhhh!

I can look at all the positives:
Time for DH to regenerate new sperm
No crazy cycle tracking and POAS all the time
I can live somewhat normally for a few months
I can drink over the holidays 🙂

BUT, I’m impatient and not wanting to deal with these stupid delays. So I’m going to pout about it for a day or two. Then, I’ll find a dozen Pinterest crafts to keep my mind off of this momentary retreat. Or maybe buy a turtle. And name him Harry. We’ll see.

4 responses to “An Ounce of Prevention: HSG, Health Insurance, and a Break

  1. Ria says:

    The waiting is so hard, especially when you feel like you’ve been waiting to be pregnant month after month for so long. Here’s hoping it goes fast and that there are plenty of enjoyable moments to take your mind off the wait!

  2. gardengirl29 says:

    Oh, that sucks that you have to wait when all you want to do is try! I’m happy to hear that the HSG wasn’t bad. I’m getting one next month, and I’m a little nervous after some of the horror stories of pain I’ve read. It sounds like it’s not like that for everyone, though!

  3. Georgette says:

    Or how well would they know exactly when you conceived, especially if it was “natural” TI/TTC? I mean, couldn’t you just “adjust” your LMP if it happened? It would KILL me to not at least be able to try! 🙂 *hug*

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