Nov 10, 2010

Step Two

Step one for us getting pregnant while Roger is on the clinical trial drugs happened last Thursday. It was giving blood for a whole mess of tests. See the blog post Here We Go for more details on the blood tests. I even forgot one of the tests, Vitamin D, in that long list of blood tests. But I will be getting the results of the blood work tomorrow before my appointment.

The next step is an HSG procedure which will take place tomorrow, Thursday, November 11th, at 1:30 pm. Roger is going to go with me which I appreciate. I have been doing some research on the HSG procedure by reading websites and forums and watching YouTube videos. Most of these people make it sound super awful and painful, but again, I think there are some over exaggerators and drama queens out there. Just like with the mammogram, people kept telling me how much it hurt and how painful it was and it wasn't painful at all to me. I don't have any issues with annual exams either. So I'm hoping for the same with the HSG procedure.

I will admit I am very interested in the results for both the blood work and the HSG. I have been seeing a holistic chiropractor for a couple months working initially on allergies which I don't have right now and now getting off my ulcerative colitis medications. He has found a few other symptoms that show possible adrenal and thyroid issues. So we're working on that naturally and it will be interesting to see what those blood tests show. I am also interested in the HSG because the x-rays will be seen right there during the procedure and I will be able to see my own uterus and fallopian tubes and if there are any abnormalities. Yes, I know, I'm strange. But I have never been pregnant so I don't know what state all those are in for me. I am getting closer and closer to 40 years old so no telling what's going on in there.

So that's the latest with conception. I'll try to get Roger to post a blog about his current brain cancer clinical trial happenings. Although not much has changed since our last update. If you could pray for what we are going through tomorrow we would really appreciate it. And you know we'll let you know how it goes here on the blog. Thanks-Holly.
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