I got to the hospital at 8am morning for admission. With my blood pressure issue, the my doctor wanted to be extra careful especially having me go under GA. So I got to my room, had my weight taken, then they took my blood pressure which was fine… then someone came to get blood. She poked a couple of time and no blood came so she gave up and call for the lab people to come… he came and poke around some more and still no blood. Kept asking if this was the first time I’ve got my blood taken and I told them I’ve gone through hundreds (exaggerating but not by much!). People always tell me it’s difficult to get my vain but they’ve always managed on the first try. This was ridiculous. He gave up… then another nurse came in… she looked very confident and was very pleasant as well, she took one go at it and… blood… they send it off to the lab. I didn’t ask what they need it for though. My hysteroscopy was scheduled for 4pm so I had a while to kill so I watched rerun of Friends on the telly.

A little after the blood fiasco more nurses cam to do my EKG. I thought EKG? really? I guess they really wanted to be extra caution. The anesthetist doctor cam by at around 2pm to introduce himself. Told me what is going to happen. He will put a line in my arm, where the anesthetic will go in then I’ll get gas and I’ll go to sleep and not feel anything. He told me that some people will be nauseated from the drug so he’ll take care of that by giving me some medication for it too.. he told me that he’ll take good care of me. Awww… such a good doctor… I would be in good hands…that put me at ease… At 2:30 I changed into my sexy OT gown as instructed. Then the phone rings… it was my fertility clinic calling. The Dr wanted to talk to me. My work blood came back he says… and my hemoglobin is really low. Too low for him to be comfortable to perform the procedure…so he wanted to postpone the procedure and reschedule in a month or until I can get my hemoglobin back to normal. Canceled…

The first bump in my IVF journey. I’m disappointed for sure. But the procedure is elective and to risk my health is not worth it. A month is not a long time. I’ve waited 8 years… I can wait 1 more month. I’m sure this is what’s best for me… God has his plan for me and for sure I want to be 100% when I start IVF so I’ll know I’ve done my best. The doctor did come in to see me anyway… I’m glad he did and not just let the nurses handle it. He knew that I was upset needing to take another month but he was very comforting at the same time. I know I’m in the right hands so I trust him. For now Dear Dr put me on Sangobion 2 times a day. He says the side effect would be constipation, gastric issue and weight gain… how nice…hmm…

To all of you out there who are going through this difficult journey alongside me… I wish you all the very best of luck and sending an arm full of baby dust to you… may we hold our babies in our arms soon.

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