Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Have you ever...

Been pregnant? Had a miscarriage? And so on and on... I hate those medical questionnaires. The spouse and I were filling ours out, and at some point he said out loud: "Have you ever experienced seizures or convulsions? Well, only when filling out these forms."

I dream of a medical passport that contains your whole medical history. You just hand it in and they can have access to your medical misfortunes without you having to be reminded of them.

But it's over. I had my first appointment with the new RE thanks to a last minute cancellation. She seemed very thorough and also willing to listen. The timing was perfect. I was going to have my first birth control pill of the cycle this evening, so they were able to do the bloodwork today (ouch, 11 test tubes). And, since I am starting again on the pill, they had more freedom to schedule a hysterosonogram. She had access to my hysterosalpingogram and the MRI that they performed last year after the miscarriage, and she agrees that my uterus is heart-shaped and that there does not seem to be a septum dividing it. But she wants to get a better idea of what's going on.

Funny, she said at some point that I have all symptoms for PCOS except ovarian cysts. I had to remind her that I do get ovarian cysts regularly, and the only reason I did not have them today was thanks to three months of BCP. I hope she's not the kind of doctor who forgets things and you have to remind them to her over and over.

Anyway, the important thing is: No cysts! Yay!

Oh, and I decided not to go with the blue-gray socks. Even if they had some specks of colors, they were not loud enough. I wore these ones instead:


  1. I am glad you are in good hands. I hope they figure out what is going on. Are they going to treat you for PCOS?
    I agree with those medical forms and will gladly sign up for that medical passport thing :)

  2. ok, my favorite intrusive question on one of the questionnaires we filled out when initially visiting RE's was "when you have intercourse does your husband ejaculate?" No, seriously!!! Well, golly gee, we wanted to say, maybe we've been doing this all wrong and THAT'S why we're not pregnant. Gah!! (Oh yeah, and my second favorite question was asking me whether I achieve orgasm. Um, and what does that have to do with getting pregnant????? Ludicrous, really.)

  3. So glad there were no cysts!! And I love the socks!

  4. Ohhh a medical passport would be nice!!! One day :) In the meantime....yea no cysts AND getting into an RE that is listening to you!!!