Sunday, March 17, 2013

Next Steps: HSG & b/w

I forgot to post an update last Friday regarding my bloodwork results:  I am NOT a carrier for Cystic Fibrosis or Spinal Muscular Atrophy (look who figured out what SMA stands for!) and I had previously learned that my Rubella immunity and RH factor are positive so that's good. 

Besides that, the nurse said my Potassium levels were high so they want me to lay off the bananas and spinach for the next week and then come in for repeat b/w this Thursday. That's a bummer because A) I hate getting blood drawn (although I am getting quite used to it lately) and B) I eat both spinach and a banana almost every day. Now that I'm on Metformin and having almost constant upset stomach/diarrhea, I would really like to eat a banana since it's one of the better foods to help calm the tummy (I am quite familiar with the BRAT diet - Bananas, Rice, Applesauce & Toast for those of you who aren't lucky enough to have a touch of IBS all their lives like I seem to) but, too bad.

Additionally, my HSG is scheduled for Tuesday morning (CD8)  so I'll have to start antibiotics tomorrow (which will apparently also make me poop, hurrah!)  since it's invasive. I'm not exactly looking forward to the procedure since it sounds like it could be very painful (at a minimum, quite uncomfortable) but I'm glad it's scheduled.  It will be one more thing off the checklist and hopefully my tubes will be clear and we'll be good to go!  Hubby is coming with me because my sister said that hers hurt SO badly that she'd actually take the day off to be with me if Hubs couldn't make it just in case I have the same experience she did. FX that it won't be bad!

I've heard quite a few times from many different people that the cycle you have the HSG done seems to be extra fertile (b/c the dye clears everything out?) so I really hope the Metformin (and acupuncture? still skeptical)  will help me ovulate this month so that we'll have a chance this time without needing Clomid. My follow up appt with the RE is on April 25 so I assume at that point if I have not gotten my period and am not KU he will want to give me Provera to jumpstart the next cycle and then we'll start Clomid.

FX for clear tubes and ovulation this cycle! 


1 comment:

  1. Glad you've got a good plan going with your RE! It must feel good to move forward after having to wait so long! Hope all your tests come out great & the HSG is not too painful! And like you said, Fx that maybe that'll clear things out & this will be your cycle! ;)