Sunday, February 27, 2011


So I finally had my HSG on Friday..what a clusterfuck. Read on to hear more. Pictures from this weekend at the end.

I was to have a beta for a pregnancy test on Thursday just to make sure they wouldn't hurt anything by doing the procedure.

I was to pick up the order for blood work from the imaging center in the hospital and take it over to the lab. I was told the lab opened at 6:30, so I got there at 6 fucking 30 in the morning only to find out that there's NO ONE in the imaging center until 7:00 AM. I decided I had no choice but to wait. Then when the idiot girl for the front desk finally gets there, she says that she can't order blood work so the radiologist always orders it the DAY OF not the DAY BEFORE the exam. I'm glad I asked if there was anyway she could have printed this out and stored it somewhere, turns out she did. So I take the order down the hall to the lab hand it in and get all registered. It is now 7:20 and I have to leave for work to be at a meeting at 7:30. I politely ask if there is anyway to speed this up, there isn't so I have to leave.

Because I was told that the blood work is typically done the day of the exam (remember, she said so) I come again at 6:30 on Friday for blood work. I was told it takes an hour and 15 minutes to get it to the lab so if I came the day of, I should come right at 6:30. 6:30 it is, here I am and I'm not taken in until 7:00. I ask if there is anyway the imaging center will have the results by 8:00 for my appointment at 8:00 and the phlebotomist says that it doesn't say STAT anywhere on it, I ask her to please rush the order and she says she will try. 

I eat at the hospital cafeteria for breakfast and decide that it is not my fault if they don't get the results on time. I have my ipad and use the hospital's internet to catch up on all of your wonderful blogs. In the meantime while my temper settles and I enjoy a surprisingly good breakfast I totally forget to take any medication to alleviate the pain of the impending procedure.

I finally get called for my appointment and they tell me that they are going to take x-rays of my head and neck...wait...what in the what?!?!? I tell them the procedure I am scheduled for, and sure enough, they think that I am my husband who was in the previous day for head and neck x-rays due to a minor car accident we had over the holidays that he is still hurting from. Something about insurances and emergency contacts got them confused. Turns out I was still scheduled in the right timeslot she just picked up the wrong orders. I'm passed off to the right technician and off we go.

They ask me if I know what is going to happen during the procedure and I say yes. They proceed to tell me about what is going to happen three times. They then hand me a National Geographic magazine from 1983 to read while I wait. Yes, 1983, that was the year I was born!!!

The technician who is to do the procedure comes in introduces himself, explains the procedure (again) and gets on with it. The procedure was not painful at all until I was totally full of the contrast medium and even then it just felt like a bad cramp. When I complained he said he had what he needed and released he balloon in the catheter and took it and the speculum out. I cleaned up and headed out of there.

They did let me watch the screen the whole time and I interpreted my own results. He said I was accurate. My uterus is tipped to the right, both tubes are open but the right tube is all scrunched up because of the tipping, he said this shouldn't be a problem. He said that it is possible that my left tube was crimped or something (or it could have been an air bubble) and the contrast  medium could have pushed it open.

Dr. ElmerFudd must have gotten the results immediately because Friday afternoon I got a call from his office confirming an appointment I didn't make for Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Now I have to figure out how to get off from work to get to that appointment.

Side note: I made a fantastic breakfast this morning and think I'm going to include some of those recipes and such in this blog. I love to cook and wonder if posting some of my recipes would get others to give me some new ideas, what do you think?
  • I almost always cook breakfast on weekends. Today I made egg white french toast, turkey bacon and quinoa (pronounced keen-wah). I happened to have all the ingredients and have been trying to find a recipe for pumpkin seeds I've had since October.
    • Quinoa is a grain, kind of like rice and when cooked is a little like oatmeal or porrige. It can be found at most natural food stores, the recipe I used can be found at The Daily Garnish
Quinoa with cranberries, apples and pumpkin seeds

H likes it

My audience (they can't be in the kitchen so they sit about 10 feet away and watch)


  1. Hey! I just found your blog through a mutual friend's. I am also walking through IF...things do get crazy sometimes. Best of luck and baby dust!


  2. I have to did you train the dogs to stay behind that line??? They are adorable!

  3. I am jealous that your HSG pain was not that bad. Mine was so bad I cried and the dr. pretty much told me to suck it up. I was also off work for two days. I do agree that life is crazy and IF journey just makes it that much more crazy. Best of luck to you.

  4. Yeah for you getting your HSG done! You will be my inspiration to get my rear end in there and just get it done! I'm sending happy thoughts that just getting it done helped in some way.

    I love the photo of the dogs and I would LOVE if you shared some recipes. Here is another yummy breakfast quinoa recipe:

  5. Glad to hear the HSG went well, even if the lab was a pain in the ass.

    Your dogs show amazing restraint!

  6. Ugh...I find clinics/labs forget how much time we devote to these 'routine' appointments and exams. I'm sorry it didn't go as smoothly as you would have liked, but I'm glad it didn't hurt and things look good!

    Wow, your breakfast looks delicious. We have quinoa about 3-4 times per week, but never for breakfast. Great idea!

  7. Oh my, how hard can it be to get it right. Glad it went well in the end anyways.

    That's a breakfast I never seen before, looks good though =)

  8. I wish I could have only had mild cramping when I got my HSG done! I was a total baby! Thank you for the post on my blog tonight. Hoping that Dr. has some answers for you at your next appt. :)


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