Monday, April 11, 2011

Donor IUI- DH and I were both patients!!!

OK, I will tell you a funny story but I have to go in order of events, so bear with me.  We arrived around 11 for insemination.  After about 45 min, we were taken back into a room.  The nurse went over all the paperwork and legal business.  I verified the tube with the donor number, my name and doctors name.  She stated that pre-wash it had a count of 40 million. Post wash 10.6.  I was a little disappointed in the number, but trying to stay positive and know it only takes 1.  Things are very different this time around. For example- I go in one week from today for a progesterone check, then the following Monday I take a home pregnancy test.  No blood draw to see if pregnant.  That is weird for me. 
Next I assume the position on the table, feet in stirrups. DH stands up by my head and is holding my hand.  My mom came along to for the experience so she is holding my other hand.  She inserts the speculum and sure enough, my cervix is being difficult again.  She cant get to it to move it and insert the catheter.  She tries for about 3-4 minutes.  I am keeping my eyes shut and trying to relax and focus on my breathing.  Then I realize hubby isn't holding my hand anymore.  I start to move my hand thinking maybe they just came un-connected, but nothing.  So I open my eyes and poor hubby is leaning against the wall, eyes closed, white as a ghost!!  I ask him if he is OK and he doesn't respond.  That gets the nurses attention and she realizes he is about to pass out.  We had all been pre-occupied with my lady parts no one was paying attention to him.  So she stops what she is doing and tries to help him to a chair.  He stumbles and I am worried he will fall on me.  I can't move because I am still spread open with mechanical devices hanging out of me.  He finally gets to the chair and puts his head between his legs.  The nurse comes back to me, but by then I no longer have my inner calm.  I can't relax and it is making her job very difficult.  She tries for still another 5 min or so and then tells me it isn't working and she has to get a doctor and they will use this tool to "pop" open my cervix to move it to put in the catheter.  UMM NO THANK YOU!!  They stated I would feel a pinch from the inside.  So now I am even more jittery.  Between watching my poor hubby and knowing I am going to get pinched from the inside, I start to shake. Bad.  Doctor comes in and I ask her to try once without the tool.  She pushed and finally got it in without using the dreaded tool, but she wasn't very gentle.  Oh well, at least no pinch on the inside.  The inch of 10.6 million sperm goes inside of me in less than 5 seconds or so and she starts taking out all the goods.  I lay on the table for about 15 min and both hubby and I make our way out.  Glad that is over!!!  Now the 2WW.

7 comments:

  1. Man what an experience! Hopefully it will be totally worth it!

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  2. I used donor sperm when trying to conceive and I was always disappointed with the counts. The vials cost so much you would think the numbers should always be high. I have two kids now so it all worked out low counts and all. Best of luck!

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  3. OMG! That's bananas!!! Who was the doc? I'm so bummed I missed you. Let me know when you'll be done here next week.

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  4. Oh!!!! He was going to faint!?!? Was it because he was so worried for you?? I hope he's o1 I'm GLAD YOU'RE OK!!

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  5. Oh my goodness....good thing WE are the ones that give birth! LOL! Glad to hear the insemination is complete...hoping for your BFP!!!

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