HSG vs. Jury Duty

….I thought would be a toss-up. Both were pretty crappy.

But, last night I got word that for the 2nd time in a row of being called to jury duty, I didn’t have to go in. HSG wins.

Using my 1-10 pain scale, I’d say the HSG today was a 4. I don’t know why it was okay – the most painful part was the shot of numbness crap they gave me, but that pinch only lasted a few seconds. I didn’t even really feel the dye at all. And then it was over. Some spotting still, but I’m not even really crampy. As for the Advil, I decided to take 3 instead of 4, and I took a dose of hives meds (antihistamines) with it. So far, a little lump in the throat but nothing major at all. And my fallopian tubes are clear.

Check that off the list of reasons why I’m not pregnant.

This morning I watched all the videos on injections and suppositories and contacted the pharmacy. Still waiting to hear back from them on the actual delivery date of the meds, but right now, here’s the plan:

Get the meds in the next few days, go in for my baseline ultrasound Wednesday morning. Shoot myself up right after that appointment. Go to Maine (unrelated to the state of my pharmacy – going to visit my grandfather!) until Friday, bring all my meds with me (ice packs anyone?). Saturday morning, back to the dr’s for my second ultrasound.

More on the meds, shots, and all that soon. I’m sure I’ll have questions – I don’t mind needles, but whenever I have to use one, I never look at it! I always look away. That won’t work anymore. Good times straight ahead!

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11 thoughts on “HSG vs. Jury Duty

  1. JustHeather says:

    Not all meds have to be kept in the fridge during the entire treatment. They are kept that way at the pharmacy to prolong their shelf life, but once you are going to use them, they can stay out of the fridge, but then they can also only be used that one cycle (or however many days the directions say). In any case, I’d ask your doctor or pharmacist first.

    Good luck and have a great trip!

  2. 35life says:

    Glad to hear you made it thru the HSG. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be either. The only strange part for me was having a sneezing fit right afterward. The nurses seemed a little alarmed that I was having an allergic reaction to the dye and made me wait in the lobby for a bit. It was so weird!

  3. Lindsay says:

    Hurray for clear tubes. Doesn’t it feel good to have it over with now?? Glad you were ale to take the Advil without much or any side effects. Nothing like traveling with meds!!

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