Monday, January 16, 2012

You Think I Would Be Used to Bad News by Now

Today was a bad day.  Warning:  This is not going to be one of my "finding the silver lining" posts. 

I took a Valium before the HSG, and it helped keep me calm during the procedure.  As Dr. Allemand was pushing the dye, he noticed that it was not flowing from my right ovary.  Once he was finished, he helped me sit up and showed me the x-ray.  It was apparent that I still have a septum in my uterus, as well as a blockage on my right fallopian tube.  I visibly saw my heart shaped uterus on the film. I will need to have another surgery to resect the septum and address my fallopian tube.

They called in a prescription for Prometrium, and I will start those pills tonight.  I should take it for 10 days and start a new cycle shortly thereafter.  My follow-up appoint with Dr. Allemand is scheduled for next Thursday at 9:30am.  Then, we will talk about details concerning another surgery.  We discussed briefly that he will perform a Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy.  He said that he needed to perform the Laparoscopy so that he could visibly see what is wrong with my ovary.  The Hysteroscopy is an obvious choice to correct the septum.

Right now I am upset, sad, angry, and just utterly devastated that I still have this uterine abnormality.  I thought that Dr. Bates at UAB had corrected this problem, but obviously he DID NOT.

My plan is to have the surgery sometime next month so I can have some time to heal and recover before pursuing IVF.  Please be thinking about Brandon and myself in the next few days.  We are both equally upset and feel defeated and let down.


  1. (Hugs) I am so sorry that this problem was not corrected by your former Dr., I would be just as angry and hurt as you are. That's just unacceptable. I'm so glad you are seeing this new Dr. so he can give you the best chance at success moving forward.

    1. Thank you. I'm looking forward to my appointment next week to start discussing when we'll be able to do the surgery. I've already got a few dates in mind for February!


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