Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dr/Mole Excision Update and HSG ?

First off, thank you to everyone who sent their thoughts and prayers about my mole excision. It wasn't bad at all. The worst part was the injection of the numbing meds. The doctor didn't use enough at first and I could feel things pricking me so he wanted to give me more. He injected the meds right into the exposed muscle....OW.

I made it through, and they decided to take only one of the two moles on my back to reduce scarring, at least until we get the pathology results back. I go back to the doctor on the 30th of July to get my stitches removed. If my results are back we will discuss then...if not, then they will call me and we go from there. I'm doing pretty good, other than being kind of sore. Changing the bandages hurts like a B!

In other news, I finally heard back from the Infertility Nurse today after leaving her probably a billion messages. I will be getting an HSG on Thursday. I have to be at the Hospital at 7 45 am, and the procedure will probably be between 20-30 minutes. I'm nervous about the pain, but I'm glad they are letting my husband come in the room with me. I think that will help tremendously.

I've heard a few stories about HSG's intensifying cramps or making infertility worse...has anyone else heard this????

I guess when it's all said and done, even though I'm nervous about the procedure, I'm kind of excited. I'm ready to hear back about my bloodwork and the HSG. I'm ready to fix whatever the problem may be and if there is no problem found, my doctor is willing to treat my progesterone. So in the end, I'm ready. I'm excited to finally have answers.

I miss my babies so very much...I have to believe that this will ALL be worth it and I will get my take home baby....eventually.


  1. I could tell you my horror story about HSG, but instead I will tell you the rule of thumb. If you do have a blockage, it tends to hurt worse. If there's no blockage, then there's just a bit of discomfort. (If you look on my blog, under the infertility heading, you will find posts about it)

  2. Praying for you Let me know how it goes call me anytime:)


Our Journey towards Making a Family

Long Version : Our Journey Blog Post
Go here to learn about how we got our start..and where we are now!

Short Version:
11-28-2008- Started Dating

2-14-2010- Got Engaged :)

4-3-2010- First Positive Test- Baby 1 due 12/10/10

5-1-2010- Miscarriage at 8wks2days

12-10-2010- Estimated Due Date for Baby 1

5-5-2011- Second Positive Test- Baby 2 due 1-12-12
5-7-2011- We are Married!! :)
5-14-2011- Miscarriage at 5wks2days

6-16-2011- Repeated Pregnancy Loss blood work
6-23-2011- HSG looks good!
6-23-2011- dx positive ANA- Anti Nuclear Antibodies

07-05-2011- Rheumatologist Appointment
7-11-2011- dx Low Vitamin D levels. Start Prescription Vitamin D and baby aspirin

09/2011- Officially No Longer Preventing

10/5/11-First cycle Actively Trying. AF shows up

11/21/11-Celiac Bloodwork Negative, Vit D still lower than normal, start another prescription. Continue prenatals with Vit. D as well

01-12-12-Estimated Due Date for Baby 2
01/12-Vit D in normal range, start over the counter Daily Calcium with Vit D supplement per Rhuematologist.

2/15/12-Appt with new Ob who is more proactive with Progesterone Testing-suspects progesterone issues.

2/15/12- 5/9/12-Stop trying and start new charting method (Creighton) to watch for hormone imbalance.