Yesterday was a really bad day

bad-day-bad-lifeYesterday I had my HSG test completed. It was supposed to be a routine test. Because of my age and my previous blood tests RE said he had no reason to believe I had any issues. He was wrong. The test started out with me having to go into my RE’s office for a pregnancy test. I walked into a packed waiting room to sit and wait 30 minutes before they asked me to pee in a cup to verify that I wasn’t pregnant (I think they’re just covering their asses on this one, b/c if you have the HSG test and you are pregnant you’ll more than likely miscarry). Then I had to go downstairs to admitting (my RE’s office is inside of the hospital) and wait to be checked in there. Next I went back to radiology, changed into a gown and waited for RE and the radiologist to come in. The RE inserted a speculum, then inserted a balloon type device to open my cervix (which was painful) then inserted a catheter into my uterus. Next he started to inject me with a liquid that had dye in it and the radiologist began taking pictures. If all is well and your tubes are opened the test is pretty painless, other then some minor cramping…..this WAS NOT the case for me. Quickly after injecting the liquid RE could see that my right tube was blocked so it was HELLA painful for about 30 seconds, then they pulled out the catheter and I was fine. I got dressed then went back up to RE’s office to talk. Continue reading

Things to never say to a woman experiencing infertility

After TTC #1 for 12 months now I’ve heard a few AWFUL things from friends/family that know we’re TTC. I’m quite sure they mean well, they just don’t know what to say….and instead of saying nothing they end up saying too much. If I had it to do all over again I wouldn’t have told people we were even TTC at all. Being constantly asked about what’s going on is helpful some days, and excruciating other days. Going through this has taught me so much, and you honestly have NO idea how you would act/react until you’ve been put in a similar situation. Here are a few of the awful things I’ve heard: Continue reading