What a difference a weekend makes.
When I learned that I had to have a repeat SHGfor this upcoming FET, I was understandably annoyed as my last go round with the saline catheter AND dildocam all shoved up in the hoo-ha at the same time did not go so well. So, when given the choice by Nurse to a T as to when to have the SHG – Friday or today – I did some important calculus taking into account the following variables:
1) Friday morning is the time when ALL of the big bellies are in the office for monitoring with the high risk OB with whom Dr. Uterus shares office space and
2) The office closes at 12 on Friday, so there is usually a really large rush to get everybody in and out, and
3) I was crazy busy at work and Friday was not going to be any different, but
4) If I had it done on Friday, I could enjoy my weekend without the Spectre of the SHG hanging over my head, OR
5) I could do it on Monday morning, thus prolonging when I would have to show up for work, and
6) There was less chance of a big belly dance.
All of this dizzying calculation was done in a split second – even though it took a lot longer to type it out – and I chose Monday AM.
It turned out to be a good choice. I was relaxed from my weekend, after having decided not to think about or worry about the SHG procedure, rather just enjoy my weekend, and I had a leisurely morning before my appointment. By the time I got to Dr. Uterus’s office, I was pretty calm, and – bonus! – only one bulging belly was in the waiting room. I had a good book and my iPod just in case, but in the end just enjoyed my book.
The procedure itself was still uncomfortable, with a few ‘ows’ on my part, but nothing like last time where I went home in tears (more out of frustration than anything). The best news: my ute is cute! Well, there are no abnormalities and everything looks great.
I also had a lovely sit-down meeting with Dr. Uterus to discuss the details of the FET. He has approved my request for Valium which apparently is not done routinely for transfers (I certainly didn’t have it for my ET with my IVF), so that was very nice. We will start with a thaw of three embryos and depending upon the number that survive and the quality after thaw, we may then go thaw the other three. We sent five As and one B+ into thaw, so hopefully, they will reemerge with still good quality. Ideally, he wants to put back 4 which I am ok with. All of this is still dependent upon the results of the biopsy, but assuming is ok, we’re on track.
We have a tentative transfer date of 8/8/8. An auspicious date if ever there was one as my favorite number is 8. I have been popping my Estrace pills since last Wednesday and will start the butt injections on Aug. 5. Never a dull moment.
And, just for a little infertility humor, I shared with Dr. Uterus that glorious news of the expansion of our family through adoption. I merely told him that we had adopted – his eyes got very wide and surprised, but he recovered quickly to tell me congratulations. I began to describe our newest addition: 6 years old, gold hair, brown eyes… four legs. He had been had and he knew it.
Final score: Dr. Uterus: 0, Me: 1.
I am so wicked, it hurts.