Friday, February 8, 2008

Shiny Happy Uterus

Water sono today was a big success! At first, I didn’t think it was going to happen at all. I was scheduled for a Wednesday afternoon appointment, so I arranged to work from home that day, hauled all my research and crap home, and spent the morning working at my kitchen table. At about 10 am, I got a call from the RE’s office. (Never a good sign.) Turns out my fabulous RE is horribly sick, and had to go home, and could I reschedule for Friday?

Grrr…. I know there’s nothing my doc could do about it, and I’m sure she had to be really sick to cancel appointments, but it seems my appointments are always getting moved or canceled (usually b/c she has to do surgery, retrieval, transfer, etc.). I just have crappy luck. So I make arrangements to work from home again today. Again, I had to ask for special permission from my boss, pack a huge bag of research, briefs, etc to haul home (probably would have had to haul stuff home for the weekend anyway—am really busy this month). Then this morning, another phone call. Turns out my RE is now “quarantined”—which I suspect means that she tried to come back to work and her doctor gave her orders not to.

Rather than have me miss my chance at a water sono this cycle, and thus wait another month before IVF, they sent me downtown to a different doctor’s office to do the sono. So who is that different doc? The surgeon who did my myomectomy in December. I was pretty stressed about this. First, I didn’t want to drive downtown and try to find parking, etc. But more, I didn’t want a different doctor doing this procedure. Which is kind of funny, when you think about it, because this is a man who cut me open two months ago. When I told J I didn’t want this guy peeking at my insides, he said, “but he’s already seen your insides.”

“I know,” I whined, “but I was out cold. And it wasn’t from this angle.”

But it turned out great. First, because he was just filling in for my regular RE, I somehow got whisked away into the sono room the moment I got there. No waiting. On top of that, he was really good at threading the catheter through. Barely felt it. But the best part was that he got to admire his handiwork. Nothing like an arrogant surgeon to get your spirits up. He kept telling me how “beautiful” my uterus looked. (This is a man who also calls me—and presumably everyone else—“my darling.”)

Even I was a bit surprised by the clarity of the sono picture. With the water pushing it open, my uterus had a completely open cavity, all round and everything, with nary a fibroid in sight.

So I have yet another picture of my insides to add to my collection. Maybe someday I’ll make a collage.


kcmarie122 said...

Yay! Congrats on your brand spankin new ute! That was a great feeling I'm sure after all you probably had to go through with the surgery itself!

Thanks for you comment on my blog. I can tell you feel the exact same way I do. When that girl said she was due in May I remembered how that was exactly when I had "planned" on having a baby too for the exact reason of enjoying the summer off. Now I don't give a crap as long as I can just have my own biological child.

I agree, that their blissful ignorance is what makes it so hard. They have NO IDEA what it is like for people like us.

Working Girl said...

Awesome news, my darling!!! I also have a shiny happy uterus! I just ahven't have the chance to post about ti yet. Work is crazy here too!!! I guess it's onto IVF #3 for the both of us!!! Woo-Hoo!

Ally said...

Hee-I think it's funny that your doctor was admiring his beautiful handiwork. At least you were awake and able to hear him congratulate himself this time!

And, speaking of congratulations, you need some, too, for having such a lovely uterus!

Io said...

Gaawwwwgeous my darling. Glad to hear about your shiny happy uterus!

shinejil said...

Hooray! I'm so happy things are all clear for the next cycle.

Io said...

Can I just say that I have had this song in my head all day because of you? :)

peesticksandstones said...

That's fantastic! It always feels so good to hear something actually looks right (not to mention "beautiful"-- yes!) when you're going through IF.

Gotta make me one of those uterus pic collages, too!

luna said...

great news about your beautiful ute! I didn't know you had fibroids -- I hate those things! glad you got the all clear from the doc. (though the "my darling" part is a little odd...) ~luna