My Journal - Week 34 (12Apr10)

My follow-up test....

Today I had a follow-up or re-test fertility test.  Last month I had the HSG (Hysterosalpingogram).  This test checks ultimately to see if my fallopian tubes are open and not blocked with scar tissue or infection.  Last time I had the test I was told that I had tubal blockage on both sides.  I had written that I was obviously devestated because our only course of action after having that kind of diagnosis is/was In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF).  I also wrote that my fertility doctor said that 50% of the time the results are wrong, and therefore he wanted to re-test me on those grounds.  While I remained optimistic, I was definitely feeling somewhat devestated. 

Today I waited patiently to hear what the doctor had to say while he performed my test, or re-test I should say.  I didn't expect that he was going to give me the results immediately, as it is clearly posted on the walls in the ultrasound clinic that the doctor and technician are not supposed to disclose the results of your test.  But I was hoping maybe he might say something positive or encouraging.  But incredibly he told me that my tubes looked "beautiful and completely open".  No mistaking that diagnosis right?  I should hope not.  But, I asked anyway.  "Are you sure, my tubes are open and not blocked?"  "Correct." he said.  I went on to ask, how or why this could happen and what would make them blocked before and not blocked now.  He explained to me that my tubes were probably not blocked last time, that they were likely in spasm, only looking or showing as if they were blocked.  Whatever the reason, as you can well imagine, I was now absolutely ecstatic, and overjoyed.  What a relief - John and I do not have to think about IVF for now, and hopefully the stress of infertility will just end up being a distant memory.  Maybe now we can focus on trying, without having to think that absolutely nothing will happen. 

I guess remaining optimistic paid off in the end.  I just hope things do not change again for the worse.  I don't think I can take any other bad news!  So, we are back to trying....  ;)  Wish us luck!


  1. Let me know when and where to meet you for our meeting. "aka - trying" hint, hint, wink, wink. Don't forget you Advil to relax and you wont get a headache afterwords.

  2. That's GREAT news Sandi!! SSBD to you!!!


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