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- Wait 'til August 29th to see if AF shows up on her own.
- This probably won't happen. The 29th is CD32 for me. I haven't had a period that short (and un-medicated) in two years. I'll need Provera... again.
- Bloodwork - Looking at insulin levels to try to diagnose PCOS.
- Ultrasound - To look at my ovaries, or something.
- Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) - Checking to see is my fallopian tubes are blocked or other problems in my uterus & tubes.
- Another SA
- Bean gets to jerk off in a cup again. I guess the testing is more in depth here, or they just want more of our money.
Dr. H was OK, still think I like Dr. S better. He didn't show up 'til after my appointment time. And I felt kind of rushed. He talked fast and I got a little confused. But a nurse sat down with me later and went over it all again. I read this is pretty common in his reviews from other patients online.
I liked that the waiting room wasn't filled with pregnant women. That's my favorite thing to do at the OBGYN, look at the young PG women, judge and give dirty looks in their direction. There was only one other couple in the waiting room and they were in their 40's. I felt better that I'm not the only broken one. "Great these people are just as fucked up as myself, I like them already."
There also wasn't any baby or parenting magazines. What would be the point with a bunch of infertiles? Instead they had Cosmo with "50 Sex Moves". Because I guess "timed intercourse" becomes old quick so you need to spice it up. That's more fitting than how to make your own baby food.
Oh Provera. I can't wait for the 2x menstrual cramps and gross clotting. I'll be induced for the third time this year, and probably another time after this evaluation cycle.
Dr. H said I most likely have PCOS. But I've been saying that is probably what I have for over five years now, so that's not much of a shock. I'd just get treatment for it now (Metformin) if I show to be insulin resistant. I'm begining to wonder if this ties in with Diabetes. No one in my family (that I know of) has PCOS. But my mum's side has had a couple cases of Diabetes, both type 1 and 2.
The ultrasound seems simple and the same as the one I had a couple months ago. Nothing too interesting there.
The HSG kind of worries me the most. I hear it's nothing to some women with no pain at all, or the opposite and hell. I'm most worried about the tube dilating my cervix than anything else. He said this is the most painful fertility procedure, more so than IVF or IUI. But is goes quick. With Bean's work schedule he probably won't be able to go with me. However, Dr. H said I could drive myself home right after. And well if not, it's done at the local hospital and I can always hang out there until someone comes to get me.
I'm done with Clomid. I was told if it doesn't work after three cycles, then give up. So no more for me, or at least not for awhile. And I was told to burn my BBTs because they looked that bad and are useless. I guess that's one less thing I need to track each cycle.
Bean gets a trip to the special "male room" to drop his crew off. Only thing is they can only do it once a month at this location, which happens to be tomorrow. Bean can't get off work or get a referral in time for our health insurance. The other location is an hour away.
The biggest thing with all this crap is the time it takes. Bean goes to work early and doesn't get out 'til late, so most offices open and close by then. My new job is eventually going to get sick of my endless, and sometimes last minute, appointments. I guess I could just call in "sick", but that would be a last resort. This RE does have monitoring hours from 7-7:30AM every day but Sunday for BW & U/S. This works out well for me since my job is literally 5 minutes down the road, and the earliest I ever have to be there is 8AM.
Dr. H does have hope for me. I was told I have a 1 or 2% chance (or less) of conceiving naturally. Ok that's not really that good. But I'm young (26) and I should respond to fertility treatments well (but not Clomid I guess).