Sunday, September 25, 2011

Free and Clear

I am so excited to be participating in my first ICLW.  I have not been able to comment as much as I've wanted, it seems like my week went into overdrive just as ICLW got started.  I'm so grateful for the supportive comments I've received, and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories that I've been able to go through, so far.  I am not sure if next month will be any less crazy, since I will be moving during ICLW, but I will be as active as I can, because there's nothing like this community.

My HSG was uneventful.  The most painful part of the whole experience was the drive to the remote radiology center in rush hour traffic, and then having to wait almost an hour for the Radiologist to do the test.  I took the obligatory 800mg of ibuprofen during my drive to the center, and did not feel much discomfort at all during the procedure.  It turns out that my lone tube is in fact open.  I guess this is a good thing, no one ever wants to be told that their tubes (or in my case, tube) are blocked, that closes many doors, and forces women into more invasive options.  The Radiologist proceeded to gush and say how great it is that my tube is open, and how so many women get pregnant after they have the somehow "clears" everything out.  She has no idea what my IF history is, and that even though I'm happy to know that my tube is open, I can't just expect to all of a sudden become pregnant.  It leaves the door open to IUI's, and I'm just not sure if I want to go down that road again, especially with only 1 tube.

I'm very happy to have the test done and over with, it was looming over my head for awhile.  Unfortunately we're going to have to put any decisions on hold until we move, there are only so many things we can handle.  R starts his new job tomorrow, I am very proud of him, he deserves this career advancement, but I know he's nervous.  Smiley has been running a low fever and had a croupy cough that has turned into a head cold...I have several big meetings this week, Settlement on our current house, and Rosh Hashana...this is a big week, I really hope that my little girl is on the upswing or I am going to be the one to have to take off while R gets settled in his new job.

I feel very fortunate to have so many wonderful things going on right now, I am really going to try and focus on moving and getting settled, and then we will figure out what our next step is.


  1. That's great that your HSG was good. I know lots of people have had issues with it hurting.

    Good luck with your move next month!

    Life in the White House

  2. Here from ICLW - wishing you the best of luck on your journey. Rosh Hashanah can be a tough time when you're dealing with infertility (Hannah and Sarah, you know?). I am starting to try for #2 myself, so I can understand the feeling of being happy with what you have but wanting your child to have a sibling.

  3. I am so glad that it went well for you!!!

    Best of luck on this journey!!!


  4. Happy ICLW!

    Glad your HSG test was uneventful. I hated that test...