I was going to write about this subject yesterday, but didn't get around to it. It was icy here and I was slammed at work. Anyway, I went to my girly doctor last week for my annual exam. We started discussing "babies". In less than a month I'll be 31 and no babies. It isn't from lack of trying. So we decided to to start doing some testing. Not that there is anything wrong, but just to checking the plumbing out so to say so when we get really serious we will know. It took my mom a long time to get pregnant so it could just be hereditary. Anyway, they did a cervix test last week to make sure it was open and it was. They gave me paperwork and Max gets to go give a specimen. He was cool with it. His only question was, "do they supply the magazine or do I need to take my own?". Anyway, they were closed yesterday and we haven't got that scheduled yet. We have to make some calls to see if he is going to the clinic my doctor referred and pay $96.00 or if see if his md can do this with the insurance co-pay or refer his to someone who can. So just trying to keep this cheap basically. I am scheduled to go to the hospital next Friday afternoon for a HSG test. For more information click here. This is an outpatient x-ray type of deal. They shoot die into your tubes and uterus to make sure everything is flowing correctly and there is no blockage or major scar tissue or etc. Then I go back to the girly doctor in (6) weeks. My period is always like clock work and it decided to be a freak of nature and start early this time. YUCK! So, all testing has been moved up quicker than I thought is why I didn't bring this up quicker. The main reason I'm bringing this up now, is because I could be blogging periodically about everything going on and especially if I ever have to start taking hormone pills. If I did that I could be crazier than I am now. LOL! So, I just wanted to give you all the background of the story now and fore warn you for the future. If anyone has an experiences or information or comments on any of this, please share them with me. Have a good day!
P.S. I'll post something funny and off the wall later today.
EDITED: I just spoke to my insurance company and they don't pay for this test. What should I do? I have a call into the doctor office to find out an out-of-pocket price.
Why can't things just work the way they are supposed to? Our lives sure would be easier.
Take care of yourself! *smooch*
Thanks for the warning about your impending craziness. You should have told us 30 years ago but we'll take it now anyway :P
Have fun trying to make a special little one! Also, it baffles me when people that actually could provide a wonderful caring home/life for a child sometimes have difficulties, but those that couldn't care less and don't really "want" ONE can have them like welfare pancakes!
that's all I have to say about that - Adam and Tara have been trying for over 7 years now :(
I had a hard time getting pregnant the first time. It took 2.5 years for me to get pregnant. The funny thing is as soon as I stopped trying to get pregnant I got pregnant. My husband was still in school, I was stressing him out beyond belief over this baby issue. He said will you do me a favor please wait 10 months until I start my next year of school and we can start trying again, go to doctors, tests, whatever it takes. I just really need a break from this situation and concentrate on school. This was in December and I agreed to wait. Well I got pregnant in January and my daughter was born in October when we were going to start trying again. I had my next baby planned for hmmm five years. I figured I would get my girl into kindergarten and I would be pregnant blah blah blah. Well the pull out method most definitely is not 100% WINKS... My daughter was 8 months old when I got pregnant with my son. Hmmm most definitely not how I planned it but it worked out great!!!!!! My daughter is 14 and my son is 13 and I miss my babies!!!!!!!! Teenagers are not as much fun as littleones.
Good Luck with your journey, I will keep you in my thoughts!
Gareth - you know I'm already crazy. LOL! I will definitely be posting about Max's experience there for all you men. LOL!
Ames - you know I practice every chance I can get. LOL! Has Tara or Adam been checked out?
Beading - To bad you got fixed. You might could of had a baby for me. LOL! You could of been preg with your soon to be daughter n law.
The 2nd one we actually PLANNED. It took me over a year and a half of constant sex (my husband was thrilled). ~snicker~
I had an early miscarriage after a year and then was pregnant 5 months later. My little Nowhere Child is now 4.
It will happen, though you are doing the right thing by getting tested... just in case.
Keep us informed, Sweets. No pressure to be funny. It has been nice getting more to the core of you... ;)
Ames - if I'm lucky enough to have one my life will be complete. It took 6 years for my mom trying had to have my brother. They started trying immediately afterwards for another and took 4 for me. I really believe GOD blesses you with one when the time is right, if there isn't any health issues. So I'm just checking out the health issues, then it will be in God's hands.
This may sound like advice from a crazy man, but I have seen it work on more than one occassion for couples slow to find pregnancy:
Go to an all encompassing resort in Mexico (maybe with a jacquzii tub on your balcony) and drink and screw all week.
You will be relaxed and thing will work better.
Feetman - you crack me up. I thought alcohol lowered the sperm count. I don't understand that fact cuz how many people get preg on one night stands from being drunk at a bar. LOL!
Is the test really expensive and will the doctor take payments?
Insurance companies are the devil!
I am suprised they do not cover HSG's under insurance!
Second, my wife and I went through the same thing 18 months ago. She was tested, I was tested, and they said that everything was fine. We started taking Chlomid, and that didn't work either. We decided to "step back from the ledge" and quit taking all meds. We went to Bermuda for a vacation, and two weeks later, found out we were expecting. My wife just turned 35 last weekend, too.
My advice to you is wait to see how Max's test comes back before you do the HSG test. My wife said that it kinda sucked, and no sense going through it if your hubby has the problem. Then, if you do that test, make like a bunny when you are ovulating that month because it will be the best time to conceive. Finally, don't get freaked out about it. It will happen when it is supposed to happen.
Barry - that is expensive. The doc office is not calling the ins company. They may use different terminology than I do and find out its covered. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I'm waiting to hear back from them.
Flounder - What happened to you is what Feetman said above. I'm going to try to get Max in this week or so. My test isn't scheduled until next Friday. His ex wife got preg and had an abortion w/o his knowing until a later time. So we think he plumbing should be working, unless the tramp cheated or was lying. She was capable of both. Ask your wife if the test was very painful. I heard it gives you major cramps.
I hope this all works out for you, you seem like you'd make an awesome Mom...
Good Luck and keep us all posted !
Yes, that's right !!...we want to know every SINGLE time you guys have sex... position, amount of times, how long, etc...
Les - they told me it is considered infertility and that is something my health ins doesn't pay for. If it is a medical condition they pay, but if it isn't they don't. My doc's office is going to call the ins comp and see if they can get it covererd under a different code or if they use different terminology or something. I haven't heard back from them yet.
I dont know how it all works but you might decide to give it a rest for a bit and then wake up one morning with a surprise. I hope that you do.
Sonya, *hug*, I feel for you.
I had an HSG test while trying to figure out why I kept having reoccuring m/c's. MAKE SURE you take Ibuprophin a couple hours before. It's not a bad experience but the cramping can be bad if you don't have enough Ibu. before hand.
Hope you guys get it figured out. Have you tried charting and temping yet? That's what worked the best for me when ttc my son. Also, you may want to get the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni somebody. It's THE best book out there. It's the TTC bible. Awesome book!
Best of luck with everything! My sister and her husband were having problems and they did invetro and POW they had twins, and they were told the only way they could have another child would be invetro again. So obviously no precautions were taken and POW baby 3 the natural way. Strange things happen. Best of luck though. Loved the line from max about the magazine haha!
ee - please email me when you get a chance on the exacts of checking the temp. Also I will run out and get that book this weekend. Thanks for the great advice.
Zen - you are prolly right.
Lori - I like to practice.
Tina - when you get there, let me know if you need a shoulder to cry on. I'm here.
Van - *smooch* pull out the credit card. LOL!
Phats - I really want to lean away from inventro. I know several that have done it, but want to try all other options first. Thanks for sharing the experience.
If you get pregnant, you will always remember the babymaking trip and when the kid gets older you may decide to tell him why you call him "the Mexican"...if it does not work, well, you still had some great sex on a great vacation.
I have a crazy insane day today, but will email you tonight. :)
EE - I'm going to look for this book right now and order it. Thanks so much!
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