Today I had my second IUI and I can honestly say that it was a nightmare. It was so painful and I cried because of the discomfort. The first speculum was not working for me because I was tense and my cervix was tilted. Yes my cervix was tilted! A bigger and longer speculum had to be used. DH's sperm count and motility were extremely low which was another bummer. Prior to having the IUI perfomed, I was not nervous or anything because of how well the first IUI went. I was posing, excited, and taking pictures for this blog. Things quickly got really bad, really fast. As the pain progressed, I mumbled "Oh Glory, Oh Glory". Afterwards, my lovely husband felt the need to make fun of me and calling me old for saying "Oh Glory". My choice of words could have been so much worse. The first word that came to my mind started with "s" and ends with a "t". During the remainder of the day, I still experienced a lot of cramping and discomfort.
After the IUI, we had lunch at O'Charley's and then went to the hospital to visit a friend, Adrienne Chandler.
On September 22, 2010 Adrienne had a laproscopy to check for endometriosis. Her doctor discovered that she had moderate endometriosis and four marble size fibroid tumors. Her doctor performed a D & C to remove the endometriosis but decided that the tumors were no threat to her health and didn’t remove them. Adrienne was still suffering from uterine pain everyday. On her follow-up appt with her physician on Dec. 30, 2010, she was referred to a fertility specialist. She met with the fertility specialist on Jan 8 2011. He ordered her to have a sonogram. The sonogram showed that one of the fibroids grew to golf ball size, and the fertility specialist was sure that , that was the cause of all her problems. She had another Laproscopy scheduled along with a laser of endometriosis hystectomy, and a laprotomy for a myomectomy on March 11, 2011. When the physician was removing the fibroids (a myomectomy) he discovered that the largest fibroid had grown to the size of a tennis ball.