Thursday, September 28, 2006


I know I haven't updated in awhile. I told you I am bad at this! Anyway, yesterday I had my HSG (hysterosalpingogram). Boy that was fun. NOT. Basically what they do is insert a catheter into your cervix, blow up a little balloon and then shoot xray fluid in there to see if your tubes are blocked. Man, is it painful!

The worst was when they blew up the balloon. That really hurt and then they expected me to slide backward! I could barely move because it hurt so bad. I moved back and after a bit the pain subsided a little. However, at that point I just wanted it to be OVER and I thought it was taking them too long to get the dye ready to shoot up me. Finally, they did the dye. That hurt too. During the HSG, I got all sweaty, dizzy, and nauseous and thought I was going to pass out! I didn't, I got to see my tubes and that was pretty interesting, if only I wasn't in so much pain! The good news is my tubes are open and everything looks good!

They took everything out, but then I started feeling sweaty, dizzy, and nauseous again! I had to lay there for a long time. I felt bad because I was taking up their room, but they really didn't want me passing out. So, I stayed. I was probably in there for 15 min. or so, even though it felt like an hour! Finally I was good to get up. I'm glad I had my husband with me!

The other good part about having this done is that it cleans everything out and your chances for getting pregnant increase. I hope it works!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

This sucks

I really thought I was pregnant this month. So did everyone else. My chart looked SO good! I had many temps above 98, I was even feeling nauseous. Now, I don't know WHY I was feeling nauseous since I am not pregnant. I took a test this morning (a First Response, Early Response) and it was clearly negative. I'm at 15 dpo and my temperature has started to drop. I guess I shouldn't be too upset because this is only my second cycle that I've actually hd a chance of conceiving, but I started TTC a year ago. I've cried a bunch this morning. It was really difficult because I was convinced that this was the month. Now, I will have to get the HSG which is fine, since I need to see if my tubes are blocked, but I am scared that it will hurt. Some people say it hurts, others say it doesn't. I just don't like getting procedures done. Hubby said he'd go with me though, so that was nice. I will probably just take a whole day off work. That is easier for me becuase I am a teacher.

So, I will have the HSG and one more round of Clomid. Then it will be on to IUI. I think my doctor will probably have me sit out a cycle because I'm sure my uterine lining will be thin after the next round of clomid, but we will see what he says. At least with IUI I know the spermies are getting up there!

But it's hard. I'm super depressed right now, but I have a ton of work and homework to do. Have I mentioned that on top of teaching I'm also back in school to get another credential?

I did get a Venti Iced Chai latte to cheer myself up with. Didn't help too much though.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


I tested yesterday, negative. I tested today, negative. The kicker? My temperature is sky high!!! It keeps going up! I suppose it could still be too early, I am only 13 dpo. So I will test again on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


I am testing tomorrow! My temp went up again today. I'm trying to convince myself it is going to be NEGATIVE so that I'm not dissappointed when I see the negative tomorrow! It would be great if this were it, but no way of really knowing until I test.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Temp Up

My temp is back up! Above 98! I'm still trying not to get too excited though. I have decided I will test on Wednesday.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


I'm really trying hard not to get up my hopes this cycle! But my temps are way up. Yesterday, at work (thankfully during lunch), I had this horrible pain in my abdomen. It started under my navel, to the left and felt like a cramp you get when you run. But it was not in that same place. It got a bit worse and spread out, and was pretty painful! It lasted for about 10-15 min. and then was gone and I haven't had anything like it since. Some say it could be implantation, but again, I DO NOT want to get my hopes up! I will probably test on Wednesday, maybe Tuesday. It would be nice if this were it as DH's birthday is on Thursday!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Positive OPK!

I have never been so excited before! I got a positive OPK (ovulation predictor kit)!! I have never ever gotten one before, since I wasn't ovulating and last cycle I did not use them. It was great to finally see a positive one! This has got to be my month!