Thursday, April 24, 2008

Inch by Inch...

The much-anticipated HSG (uterus + dye + X-ray test) is going to be done next week, rather than in late May or June. I am exited to be getting this under way, already, and am enjoying the contrast to the usual waiting, waiting, waiting. Now I just don't know what to hope for, in terms of results.

On the one hand, I'd love a nice, healthy, normal (albeit leaning towards the left) uterus. On the other, that would still leave me without a diagnosis, or answers of any kind re: the recurring miscarriages. But, a badly malformed, unfixable uterus would be even worse, and pretty much put an end to our baby dreams. I guess what we need is either a slightly messed-up thingie, or else a perfect one, plus answers coming from elsewhere, like the testing they're about to do on Don. Although that could be bad, too, depending on what comes up. Please, let us have a fixable problem!


Polly Gamwich said...

I've heard that many women have a lot of pain associated to this test - though I had none.

I'm wondering if the women who have blocked tubes have it worse off (in the pain dept) but since I've been pg 4 times, I think my tubes are ok - and actually the HSG and the hysteroscopy showed that to be true.

Anyhow, I just wanted to encourage you to take your 500mg of pain reliever 30-60 minutes before the start of your procedure to help alleviate any pain that might come with the HSG.

Not trying to scare you - just glad someone had told me this info prior to my HSG.


Mara said...

Thank you!