Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Following the Yellow Brick Road

Do you ever just feel like you are following your treatment path, not really stopping to ask for directions, towards a goal that gets fuzzier and fuzzier all the time?  Don't get me wrong, I am an empowered patient.  I read up on treatment options and diagnoses, and I ask a lot of questions...in fact, asking too many questions actually got me kicked out of one fertility practice.  But sometimes I still feel totally overwhelmed, like I am riding some conveyor belt rather than actively walking this path.

Over the next week and a half, we have two new procedures scheduled.  First, on Thursday, we are having an HSG test.  Hopefully this will show completely opened tubes and a beautifully normal uterus.  In the meantime, I am taking higher doses of chlomid in the hopes of doing our first IUI next week.  If the HSG shows open tubes, then we will have an ultrasound and (if the follicles are ready) hCG shot to induce ovulation next Wednesday, followed the next day by the insemination.  (The act of typing this makes me realize just how unromantic this all sounds!)

So here's to several firsts coming up for us....first time to actually see my fallopian tubes; first phone call with an internet pharmacist; first shot being delivered to my home; first attempt to get my body to produce multiple follicles; and, as always, hopefully our first little one!


  1. Stopping by from LFCA to say welcome to the IF blogosphere, hope you feel embraced by all of the incredible IF bloggers who know your struggles all too well. Wishing you the best for the HSG and IUI next week!

  2. My hopes are high for you as you approach your firsts! Good luck! x

  3. Oh, I really relate to the first paragraph - despite all my research and questions, our treatment path sometimes seems truly random. Good luck with all the tests!