Saturday, June 14, 2008

Cervical Flip Flop

The RE called yesterday to say that he thought my eggs needed one more day and that he was concerned about the position of my left ovary. He wanted me to come back for another ultrasound this morning and the plan was to double team me, have one person do the scan and another press all over my stomach to get things where they need to be. There was a brief sentence about how if it couldn't be moved then those eggs would not be able to be retrieved. How can you not worry with news like that? I'm a worrier by nature so I'm apt to worry about just about everything but these seemed especially worthy. I tried to talk myself out of worrying by repeating "my left ovary is moving down" over and over and over again.

This morning I returned to the clinic for the scan. The Russian tech yielded the wand and one of the super nice nurses pressed a little bit. Then, upon seeing everything she asked the tech if she could take over. She exerted some real force in pressing the wand and I actually felt real pain. I had no pain during my hsg, any of my iui's, the hysteroscopy, and heck, I barely had any pain during childbirth, so the intensity of this pain shocked me. I guess it doesn't help that my ovaries are the size of oranges. The pain was worth it though as the nurse kept jabbing me and looking at the screen and saying "this is accessible, all I had to do was flip the cervix." Why flipping my cervix would change the position of my ovary I have no idea and I don't really care so long as it works.

So, for the big news, my egg retrieval is scheduled for Monday morning at 7:30am. The next time my cervix gets flipped I'll be blissfully under heavy sedation.


Anonymous said...

This is baby4ot from the nest... I have no idea how one's cervix could be flipped, but it doesn't sound fun!! Good luck on Mon!!!

shawna said...

I will be thinking about you tomorrow morning. I am glad that they were able to fix things. Good Luck, and I can't wait for an update.