Debris in my what?? 

Ugh….so most of you saw my last post where I got the call from Shady Grove about the debris in my lady parts. Well today was the day I found out what the hell they meant by “debris”. My appointment was for 11:15 but I got there at 11 because I was scared out of my mind because I (like most people…I hope) google the terms that the doctor or nurses use when speaking to you over the phone. So I searched “debris in cervix/uterus” and I found all types of things it could be…polyps….fibroids….cancer….thick lining. Ugh I just wanted to hear the words…”Everything looks normal”. I walked in and they gave me this form to read and sign. Of course I read the form word for word which made me more nervous because everything has risks and side effects!! I had to give a urine sample to make sure I wasn’t pregnant which is always fun! Then I was taken back to the procedure room. The waiting was pure torture at the point. Then the nurse practitioner and ultrasound tech walked in. I felt this huge wave of emotions rush over me and my mind started to race….all the “what ifs” flooded my mind and I began to cry. The nurse practitioner and tech were amazing and talked me through the entire procedure. They call this ultrasound a mock transfer because when going through IVF this helps to learn the anatomy prior to sending in the embryos. Well in my case this was a discovery mission….gotta find out what’s in there. As soon as the sterile water was inserted into my cervix I closed my eyes and found myself praying to God….”please be normal”. Then the nurse prectitioner said….”Well”. Uummmm are you going to tell me or are you just going to say well??!! Then she said “everything looks normal except you do have a thicker lining”. She went on to say how that’s normal in my case since I don’t have a normal menstrual cycle. At that moment I could feel my body exhale and relax. It’s normal! I’m fine….everything is fine! I did however learn that my cervix has a little bend in it or what they call curved. Excuse me?? I of course had to ask a million questions but learned that it’s a common thing. Phew! So let the cramping commence and moving forward! 

Xoxo,

Jen

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Just a quick update

  So it’s been a long time since I posted anything but there has been a lot going on. I had my HSG test done and found out that my tubes are open and look great but they found some debris in my uterus. WTH?? I am going in on Wednesday for a saline ultrasound to find out what this “debris” is….I’m totally freaking out!!!
To top everything else off I started getting excruciating pains on my left side, my lower back and lower stomach. The pain was so unbearable. I pushed through it on Tuesday evening but the pain persisted into Wednesday and I got scared so I called my primary care doctor. I explained what was going on….she expressed some concern about a possible enlarged cyst given that I have PCOS. So I called Shady Grove first thing Thursday morning and my nurse said to come in for an ultrasound and we will see what’s going on. While driving I was in so much pain I was sobbing uncontrollably. Sitting in the waiting room waiting for the tech to call me back for my ultrasound was torture. Finally they called me back….the tech came in along with my doctor….no cysts at all! Good news but what the hell was causing all this pain. My amazing doctor said he believes it’s something in my GI tract and I needed to see my primary doctor as soon as possible. I called my doctors office and got it right away. Again, I was in pain during my drive to the doctors office and while sitting waiting for my appointment my pain got so bad I couldn’t sit. My appointment was supposed to be 11:45 but I wasn’t seen until 12:20. Anyways…nurse took my weight (hello….agonizing pain going on here is my weight really that important right now?) and then took me to the exam room. She took my blood pressure which was elevated because I was in so much pain. Finally the doctor came in asked me the same questions the nurse did and then does a quick exam. Well she couldn’t tell what was going on (great!! Just my luck). She explained to me that she wanted me to see a gastrointestinal specialist…prescribed me Nexium and sent me on my way. 
My appointment with the gastrointestinal specialist is set for Tuesday afternoon….I’m hoping I make it to Tuesday with this pain!! 
Hoping all of you are in good health and happy!
Xoxo,
Jen

Just a quick update

So it’s been a long time since I posted anything but there has been a lot going on. I had my HSG test done and found out that my tubes are open and look great but they found some debris in my uterus. WTH?? I am going in on Wednesday for a saline ultrasound to find out what this “debris” is….I’m totally freaking out!!!
 To top everything else off I started getting excruciating pains on my left side, my lower back and lower stomach. The pain was and is so unbearable. I pushed through it on Tuesday evening but the pain persisted into Wednesday and I got scared so I called my primary doctor. I explained what was going on….she expressed some concern about a possible enlarged cyst given that I have PCOS. So I called Shady Grove first thing Thursday morning and my nurse said to come in for an ultrasound and we will see what’s going on. While driving j was in so much pain I was sobbing uncontrollably. Sitting in the waiting room waiting for the tech to call me back for my ultrasound was torture. Finally they called me back….the tech came in along with my doctor….no cysts at all! Good thing but what the hell was causing all this pain. My amazing doctor said it is something in my GI tract and I needed to see my primary doctor. Called my doctors office and got it right away. Again in pain during my drive there and while sitting waiting for my appointment. Appointment was supposed to be 11:45 but I wasn’t seen until 12:20. Anyways…nurse took my weight (hello….agonizing pain going on here is my weight really that important right now?) and then took me to the exam room. She took my blood pressure which was elevated because I was in so much pain. Finally the doctor came in asked me that same questions the nurse dos and then dos a quick exam. Well she couldn’t tell what was going on (great!! Just my luck). She explained to me that she wanted me to see a gastrointestinal specialist…prescribed me Nexium and sent me on my way. 
My appointment with the gastrointestinal specialist is set for Tuesday afternoon….I’m hoping I make it to Tuesday with this pain!! 
Hoping all of you are in good health and happy!
Xoxo,
Jen