Friday, May 20, 2011

My Ute is Cute

So we're all good. Had the HSG this afternoon, and everything went fine. It was definitely an interesting experience though. First, it was like a parade of teenage pregnant women in the waiting room. I'm pretty sure one walked in every five minutes from the time I got there to the time I was called back. Thank you, universe, I appreciate being mocked. 

The procedure itself was a wee bit more painful than I expected. The nurse and the x-ray tech were talking through it, so I didn't really get any explanation of what was going on. First they swabbed by lady bits with beta dyne, which was awfully drippy. At least, I'm hoping it was beta dyne and not uncontrollable leakage. Like I said, the tech wasn't telling me things as they were happening. 

Next, they inserted the speculum, then the long tubey-thingy that injects the dye. The dye itself was clear, just full of heavy metals that he x-ray can see. Then, they injected the dye. 

And I'm pretty sure I experienced a contraction. My ute screamed in so much pain, I seriously wasn't prepared. Clearly things are not supposed to move in that direction in there, because it hurt like a mother effer. Less like cramping, and more like my body trying to curl up into itself. Pretty awesome. Then they tried tonget me to scoot a little on the table, which I COULD NOT DO BC MY UTE WAS EN FUEGO. 

After about twenty seconds or so, things started to get better, and I scooted and rolled onto the proper sides to they could take the pictures. By that time I could breathe again, and got to admire the pictures.  You could see the whole ute, clear as day, along with my tubes. Everything was shaped perfectly, and the dye flowed freely. I passed! 

The pain subsided fairly quickly, and other than feeling like I did more sit ups than I should have, there's no residual pain. Just discharge. Pads are gross. But necessary, at least tonight. 

And, if I do say so myself, my ute is ceeeeyute! Yeah, I know that's weird, but I just got this really warm and fuzzy feeling while I was looking at it. Like, "man, I'm going to have a baby in there." 

One day. And it felt great. 


  1. I'm new here, but I just caught up on a few of your posts. I've had that procedure as well and it's less than comfortable, but also really cool to see all the pictures on the screen.

    But it wasn't that which drew my attention - it was the parade of pregnant teenagers. I'm glad it isn't only my mind that feels mocked whenever I see that at the OB's's really disheartening. Here I am, trying so hard, and then a really young teenage girl walks in with her mom for an ultrasound or checkup and it just feels so unfair. In fact, the last time I was there, this fifteen years old (they were loud talkers) came in for her twenty-week sonogram with her ENTIRE family. Grandma, younger brother, younger sister, mom, aunt, boyfriend's mom, boyfriend's aunt, and some other folks I was not able to identify via eavesdropping, all went in with her. It sucked.

    So, I guess I just wanted to say that I understand. It's hard to see that. Congrats on the good results! That's always good to hear.


  2. Visiting from ICLW and I totally understand! they said that I might experience some "period-like cramping"...I just about screamed (and did say aloud) "If this is what most women feel during their period, how do they do it each month!?!" It HURT!!! But, my Ute is Cute too. :p


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