Wednesday, October 8, 2008

So I'm a big fat liar.

I said I wasn't going to post until the HSG. I lied. This is my outlet, and if I bore you as much as I bore me....stop reading!

The first part of this blog is going to be pictures....from my sisters 21st b-day. Why, because I like them, and I love my little sister.


It got really hot inside so we all started to migrate outside onto the deck, drinks and camera in hand. My sister and I. We so crazy.
This is Sherri and I. Sherri was all about my boobs. The saucy little monkey! She kept asking if they were real, and I finally let her touch them so she could rest at ease that yes, they are in fact real. She was amazed. I may or may not have been a WEE bit drunk.

Hahaha! Presents for Diana. I had my head tilted so that I could read what was scrawled across the front of the one she is holding. I look like I'm tipping over. I assure I'm not!
Cheers!! One of the MANY birthday toasts made that night.
Something REALLY funny just happened. I'll be damned if I remember what it was. Must have been good though.And thats it. Pictures to remember the surprise weekend. Loooooong long weekend!

And now for the second half of my blog......

I'm fucking freaking out now!

Stupid HSG.
Stupid stupid stupid! I was fine yesterday for the the most part. But now....now that I have heard more scary stories and had ample time to think about it......I'm scared as hell. I'm really really hoping that the terrible stories I have heard/read are from women that are babies, that have NO pain tolerance. Because I have always considered myself to have a pretty high pain thresh hold. I'm a tough bitch.
And yesterday, I was a little weirded out by my husband coming in with me.....now I'm worried they wont let him. I don't want to do it alone now that I have myself convinced its going to hurt. How can it NOT hurt. They are going in the out door of my cervix!! And then just to make sure its REALLY unpleasant, they'll fill my uterus with dye. Fuuuuuck. I'll throw a massive temper tantrum if I have to. I'm sure if they see I am having a meltdown they'll let him come with. No? Surely they don't want me to be panicking.
800mg of ibuprofen.....what the hell is that supposed to do?! I take that all the time. Knock my ass out. Seriously. This sounds just plain wrong.

I dont wanna sound like a big baby. But I'm scared. Ugh. I feel like I'm beating a dead horse with this. Poor horsey.

**Edit: I spoke with the RE office just now. They WILL NOT LET HIM COME IN WITH ME!!! Jesus tap dancing christ. Those jerks!**

20 comments:

KandiB said...

Just for the record...my hsg didn't hurt A BIT. AND I lean toward the big, fat, blubbering baby as opposed to the grin-and-bear-it types. Honestly. I didn't take anything before-hand (they didn't even mention it as an option/even ibuprofen), and I don't recall taking anything afterwards. I went back to work and just carried on.

And regarding the whole hubby watching thing - they always make them sit on the other side of your draped crotch. No one sees the crotch but the doc and maybe a few RNs. He gets to see the cool stuff on the screen, along with you.

One bright light with the hsg, it's amazing to see your fallopian tubes. They are TINY! I mean like little hairs. I thought they were so much bigger...one of mine was all curled around and around, but she said it was fine...just curly:)

You'll be FINE! It will be over in a flash and you'll forget it by the end of the day.

Stace said...

I'm so sorry about not letting your hubby go in! Good luck!! And it's not that bad... and it's all worth it. :) It all is!

Anonymous said...

I'm a lurker here and am always amused by your blog, so thanks!

I don't want to scare you regarding the HSG, but I will tell you the truth. I'm usually very tough and I handle pain really well. Or so I thought. My HSG was horrible! I didn't take anything beforehand and I found it to be very intense. HOWEVER, the pain only lasts for a very short while and after I felt completely fine. So, if you can keep that "tough bitch" attitude during the procedure you can get through it. I have to have another one, and while I'm just as scared for the second one, I know I can do it again.

My husband didn't come in with me either, and I think that's okay! I know I tend to be a bigger baby w/ my husband around (to get sympathy--teehee), so maybe you'll be stronger when trying to impress the doctors/nurses :)

I know this probably doesn't help you, but you aren't alone and you aren't a big baby!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I can't help you with the HSG stuff aside from I reckon you will laugh it off.

...and it's so nice to see the 'sisters' again.

Sarah said...

Kandi- Thanks for telling me your wasnt SO bad. *sigh* I'm still tweaked though. But I'm sure I'll be juuuust fine.

Stace- Yea, I wish he could come now that I've been told he CANT. Dont they know they are being mean?!

Anon- I love lurkers! I love it even more when something I've said brings them out of the shadows to comment. Its like crack.(comments) I'm going to pretend that you told me that your HSG was a piece of cake(or bag of chips!) But thanks for the info. Good to know its a quick thing to get through.

X- I didnt think you'd have a whole lot to say about the HSG, frankly I'm surprised ET hasnt had one.
And as always, you make me smile!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

hey, the sisters make me smile, so fair is fair.

(they tend to opt against the HSG here if it looks like a laparoscopy is needed, and they go with the lap. One lousy exam instead of two.)

womb for improvement said...

Really, really, really don't worry. Its uncomfortable, yes, but certainly no worse than any smear tests I've had. It was the speculum (which is used for both) that hurt most with me. Apparently is does hurt more if there is a blockage (I didn't have one), but then that would be pain with a purpose. (so that's ok)

Courtney said...

I think you will do fine. I thought the HSH was pretty intense but only for about 30 secinds and then it was all over and nothing after that!! With the "tough bitch" attitude you'll do fine. They did not allow my hubby in with me- but every doctor's office is different. But I dont think he would have handled it well anyway! GL! When is it?

Courtney said...

Oh take your 800 mg Ibuprofen and if you have any Vicodin or percocet or something take one of those! I did and it hurt but not unbearable!

Deborah said...

I guess saying "try not to stress out" is just a wee bit too late. I never actually had an hsg, had a laparoscopy instead and was totally out-lala land. But I have had a sonohystogram (kinda similar). It really wasn't that bad, you will cramp so definitely take the ibuprofen, but everyone is right, it is over quickly and there are not lasting side effects.

pixypink21 said...

Don't be scared!!! If you have a muscle relaxer and 800mg ibuprofen, take it. But even if you don't, it isn't horrible. Especiallly if you say you have a high pain tolerance. I have no pain tolerance, and I didn't cry. Well I did, but that was because Dh couldn't come with me. lol. Just make sure you ask the dr. if he plans on injecting the dye slowly. THat is the key. The faster it is injected the more it hurts. But really, that isn't the hurty part. The worst part is when they stick the catheder up you and inflate the balloon. And honestly, it doesn't even come close to what I imagine a contraction feels like. You have already gone through labor! You know pain sister! This will be nothing for you. Easy peasy. Don't worry!

AmyC623 said...

I'm glad you lied. I heart your blog. I think those with the HSG horror stories are big, whiny babies (sorry to anyone I just insulted). The cervix penetration part isn't the potentially ouchy part though (that part's just like a pap test), it's the "flush" part that can get a bit crampy. I'm sure you've heard this 1,000 times, but take 800 mg of ibuprofen and you will be peachy. Good luck!!!

Jen said...

I know everyone is different - but my HSG was a breeze. No pain at all, and a little cramping for about 30 seconds at the end. We went shopping and out to dinner immediately after.
Good luck!

Sarah said...

X- So...Tit for tat then?

WFI- Yes, I suppose pain with a purpose is okay. Thanks! =)

Court- I'm allergic to Vicodin and percocets. If I need a pain killer THAT effin strong, I'm not gonna be a cheerful little woman! Good grief! I only needed vicodin for my hernia operation. And that was worse than my c-section! I better not need vicodin!!

Deb- Thanks I will make sure to take the 800mg of ibuprofen!

Pixy-sadly, no muscle relaxers either. I dont like to take medication unless absolutely necessary. I DO have a big ole bottle of ibuprofen though!

Amy- I heart that you heart my blog!

Jen- I like your answer best! Heres to hoping that my HSG is just like yours. =)

Casey said...

Hey lady,

I have been asking every nurse I can get my hands on, and the general concencus (spelling?) is that it is more pressure and uncomfortableness than actual pain. And my theory is, if you had a csection, and made it through that with only motrin...I am sure this will not require anything other that that either. I also only took motrin for the csection...I have faith in you!

Kelley said...

I know why they won't let him in, it is so they don't have to admit him too when you punch him in the balls if it hurts.

And I hope it doesn't.

And DAY-UM woman! Your boobs are magnificent! (Which I know BoxBoy wanted to say but is too much of a gentleman *snort*)

Jane G said...

As I said before, I haven't had a HSG so I can't give you any advice there, but just want to wish you all the best for it.

April said...

First I just have to say...good LAWD lady you've got a nice rack!!! :-)

Secondly, I pray for NO PAIN at all during your hsg. I think that sucks that they won't let your hubby in but just know he will be CLOSE BY if you need him. I'm thinking of you!

Sarah said...

Casey- Thanks love! I'll post all about it.

Kelley- I think they dont want to risk him passing out, and taking out the x-ray machine! And thanks, the girls are a bit unruly they are fun! =) And yea, I'm sure thats what X was getting at as well. Its all good.

Jane- Thanks hun.

April- Yea, I gots some big ole boobies! Everyone loves em, but me! =)
I hope it doesnt hurt either, but you all may be able to hear me cursing people out if it does. It sucks hard core that my hubby cant be in there with me. I mean he's tall and skinny, he wont take up much room!

Wayne John said...

Ello there. I'm your newest stalker!
Meow!

:)

HSG = Home shopping girl? I'm not getting it...bit slow here...