our funny little asian lady & monstrous carbs

We met with Dr. Nice Lady on Monday, February 18th down at BigHMO Fertility Clinic. She was sooo much more personable than our guy back in Philly, and explained things in such a way that neither IT Guru (my husband) nor myself felt stupid or belittled.

She agreed that I should wait until after our cruise in March to start the Provera, and said once my period starts to call and make an appointment to get a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) test done.
HSG is an x-ray test that looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes and the area around them. During a hysterosalpingogram, a dye is put through a thin tube that is put into the uterus. Because the uterus and the fallopian tubes are hooked together, the dye will flow into the fallopian tubes. A picture is taken after dye has filled the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes. They basically just want to see if there are any roadblocks in the swimmers' way.
She ran a couple more blood tests, mainly to make sure when they give me the HSG test my kidneys can handle it. We also found out that my fasting glucose rate is pretty high. In basic terms, I'm pretty much carbohydrate intolerant (much like some folks are lactose intolerant). Which means my steady diet of pasta, bananas, tortilla chips, pizza, et al has to be pared down a LOT. We also agreed on a plan for diet (she wants just baked chicken and veggies, I got her to agree to NutriSystem) and exercise (40 minutes of sweat-type stuff each day). She set a goal of 50 pounds for me.

In post-visit news, the new round of blood work came back good, and now it's just time to hurry up and wait to take the Provera on March 8th. Cabo San Lucas, here we come!


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