We’re happy to report that even though the sonohysterogram (saline ultrasound) was a bit painful and crampy, it went well and we’re polyp-free. It also turns out we didn’t need the referral after all; thankfully monday was more manic than it needed to be. Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers.
We were at the doctor’s office for about 3 and a half hours, not counting the 40 minute drive each way. The bulk of the time was spent with our fertility coordinator learning about all the IVF drugs we have to take; how to prepare and administer them and when to do it. Basically, it’s about 7 different drugs, most administered by shot, some daily, some fluctuating in dosage depending on schedule and all coordinated with certain events both in the cycle and treatment. The way we understand it is some of the drugs are designed to prohibit the body from doing what it does naturally so that the other drugs can control or trigger events in the cycle along the way. The stack of papers from the original consult are nothing compared to what we left with today. We’ve ordered the drugs and we start soon so we’ll be studying all the literature in the meantime.
Today was exhausting physically, mentally and emotionally. At the end of the day we grabbed some pizza, hit the showers and crashed on the couch for the night.