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Hysteroscopy Proceudre

Friday, July 27, 2012

I had the hysteroscopy today and the recovery was quite rough.  To my surprise I did not have an IV issue.  Yes, I was nervous but the nurse did a great job numbing my hand and inserting the IV.  As usual the anesthesiologist came by and talked with us along with Dr. Burger before I was wheeled into the OR.

The anesthesiologist puts in a liquid Valium called Versed.  I think they used something similar to Versed because I did not have the same reaction I had during the egg retrievals.  He gave me one dose and I was still awake, gave me a second dose and I was still awake.  I thought this is weird because I am sensitive to any type of medicine.  The anesthesiologist thought maybe I was fighting the medicine.  He gave me a third dose and I was out.  I was told the procedure lasted about 30 minutes.  I woke up so groggy but feeling okay in general.  I stayed in recovery for about an hour while I ate some crackers and drank ginger ale.  We left the St David’s Center around 4:00pm.  We went to La Madeline for an early dinner and the food sat well with me.  On the way home I started to get nauseous and told Pete to to get us home quickly .  I think the movement of the car did was making be sick. Once we got home and I rested for a couple of hours I was feeling more normal.

I drank a lot of water to stay hydrated.  I was not cramping but bleeding quite a bit.  In addition every time I peed  there was a stinging burning sensation.  This could have been from the cervix being dilated along with the sample she took from the wall of the uterus.

Pete actually took a voice recording of the results Dr Burger gave so I could hear it for myself later.  There were not any polyps of fibroids present in the uterus.  She did take a sample of the uterus since they were already inside.  She found out that the abnormal part was just the shape of my uterus.  It is left inverted and 9cm deep.  This is important because during the embryo transfer the catheter and the placement of the embryos should be 2cm from the wall of the uterus.  So she will transfer the embryos 7cm deep.  Since my uterus is left inverted this also tells her where to go with the catheter.

Next week we will move forward with out last and final IVF attempt.  I start the Lupron on 07/31/12 while still on the birth control pill (BCP).

I have placed some pictures in this posting.  The last one are pictures from the inside of my uterus that Dr. Burger took during the procedure.

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