Monday, November 22, 2010

Game on!

Called my OB's office last Monday to politely request a hysteroscopy. Almost had a fit trying to explain to the receptionist what I wanted. Anyone else have that problem? Perfectly articulate in most situations, but ask me to talk to a nurse or doctor and it's as if my brain turns into a little puddle of mush. Fortunately after that practice round I was more ready when the nurse called me back and managed to get out "hysteroscopy" and "periods different since my D&C's" in approximately the right order, so she said she'd have Dr. B. call me.

I waited.

I waited.

I tried to decide how much longer I should wait.

And then lo and behold, a message on my phone. How the F I managed to miss the call I have no idea because my phone was on and ready... the message was relatively promising, Dr. B said that she'd recommend a saline sonohysterogram and that I could call and schedule it - OR, that I could call her. AND, she left a number for me to reach her at and HFS she actually answered the phone!

So we had a nice chat, I told her that I'd been doing some research online which most of her patients probably say and she probably hates, but she sounded okay with it, and I mentioned that from what I'd read, a hysteroscopy might be better than the SHG. She said that she felt they were about the same for diagnosis, but that if I'd prefer the HSC that would be fine with her. Go me!

Her appointment scheduler then called me this am, and I have an appointment for 12/13.

NOW, I just have to get my cycle to line up. If all goes as it has been I'd ovulate on 11/27. If I don't take progesterone, AF should arrive at 12/8 which would mean theoretically it would be over by the time 12/13 rolls around. So I'm actually hoping for a short LP this cycle. I know I've read about things to make an LP longer - anyone know how to make it shorter? I guess I could go on a weight loss binge, that might do the trick ;)

4 comments:

Flucky Mom said...

First, go you for being proactive and getting your appointments.

Second, I have no idea how to make your cycles shorter. I guess you if things don't align properly you could always control it via BCPs, but for this cycle it's be a little too late to do so.

Ceejay said...

Wow, you were actually able to call your doctor directly on the phone--that's an accomplishment! Are you not allowed to be on your period for the hysteroscopy? I guess that would make sense. You could take oral progesterone and try to skip ovulating this cycle and get your period earlier, but I don't know if that would mess things up.

mara said...

I think it's great that you were actually able to get a hold of your doctor! (What does that statement say about our medical system?)

Good luck with getting the cycle to align, hopefully it works out! I think my doctor said I *had* to ovulate for the procedure, and that it *had* to be done (I think) 8-11dpo. If that's actually true, I'm a little surprised your doc would schedule it before you got a positive OPK (I would call that day and schedule it), but maybe what my doctor was doing was different than yours? (I had an endometrial biopsy, maybe that was why.) Anyway. Maybe you could also try to make it longer by taking a shit ton of progesterone?

Anywa - Sorry for the super long comment :) I'm sure it will all be fine and I think it's great that you're having it done, one less thing for you to worry about!

Spindoctor said...

Good for you for really fighting for what you want! I can't usually even asert myself with my hairdresser!