I am so sorry it’s been a hot minute since I’ve blogged. Things have been crazy busy. Between the businesses, going out of town for a week, my birthday (and birthday sale), it’s been busy. Throw in the fact that I went to go buy a few more vials of sperm to add to the storage, and he’s out. Completely fucking out. He’s no longer donating, and honestly, I don’t think he has in a few years. I was heartbroken. I found out while at lunch with my girls and my mom, and I just started crying. Legitimately sad.
So dealing with all of that, it’s been a lot which has resulted in me not blogging. However, I’ve finally got some updates. Yesterday I finally met with Dr. Cindy Duke, the owner of Nevada Fertility Institute. She was amazing and I love that she’s a badass who owns her own private practice.
The appointment went really well, I felt super comfortable with her, and honestly am very excited to get started. One thing I am pissed about is the fact that when I called my insurance to check coverage they failed to tell me that they cover 6 IUIs. That means I could have been seeing her since the beginning. I could have used less sperm. I could probably be pregnant already and have sperm in storage. It’s not her fault, it’s the fault of insurance and the chick on the phone that day. So that really fucking sucks.
Buuuuut anyways! So we’ve got a game plan, and we started it running. Yesterday I did a bunch of blood work. I also took home this sweet rainbow stress sperm, haha (see below). We’re testing all my levels to see where I’m at, check if some things got better since I lost a bunch of weight since I did the Modern Fertility test. We also are doing the Natera genetic test to see if I’m a carrier for like 240+ things.
Today we are doing the HSG test (Hysterosalpingogram), which is a procedure that uses an X-ray to look at my fallopian tubes and uterus. It checks to make sure that there isn’t any blockage or anything we should be concerned about. You lay down on a table under an X-ray machine called a fluoroscope.
She’ll insert a thin tube called a cannula into my cervix and gently fill my uterus with a liquid containing iodine. The iodine contrasts with my uterus and fallopian tubes on the X-rays, making them easier to see and quickly identify any blockages. She had me take 600 mg of Ibuprofen beforehand so hopefully, that helps with cramps that can happen during the procedure if any. I will see if I can take any pictures or videos to share with you guys.
From here we’ll get the results of that, the results of the blood test, and chart a plan of action. As it stands currently, we’ll do the first IUI not this cycle (in 1 week) but the following cycle. Which will give us time to do any medication that we may do, and all of that. I told her because I only have 2 vials left, I want to be aggressive as fuck so hopefully we can one and done type thing. I will keep you all posted!
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