Thursday, February 28, 2008

HSG - YES!

Thank you all for the comments.

I feel so grateful that I have been give the best/easiest way out... Fristly, Madigan is not only on the very base I'm staying at (Ft. Lewis), it's about 3 minutes down the road. Super sweet! It's an IVF clinic too, so they know all about stuff like this & are completely set up to do it.

I first went to Radiology with my "orders" (not really an order, as much as just explaination that I did in fact need an HSG for a good reason). They only schedule HSG's through the IF Clinic, which is on teh 3rd floor in a different wing. I head up, find it, and talk to the front desk. They said I'll need to talk to the coordinator, so I wait. She comes over first insists they are so booked up and since I'll only be here 2 weeks, I might just as well get it done elsewhere. And they only schedule them when you're on CD1. I explain that I live in GA, had it done there, and they didn't really know how to do it, did it wrong, now I need an HSG pronto for April IVF. She says she's booked to Mar7. I say, "Can't I get it Mar8?" She hesitates. Then, she is absolutely adament that I need this done on day 10. Doesn't matter that my husband has been deployed since Jan25 and I haven't had sex since then. I try to get her to budge. I ask her what if I start BCP's today, would that change anything? Because then I couldn't possible be pregnant. She hedges. She says she'll ask the doctor.

I pray. I pray. Finally, she comes over and tells me they can schedule me! I first need to go to Admissions & get in their hospital's sytem, then come back up and she'll do it. Suweet! I wanted to just yell, "Praise the Lord" right there, I was so relieved! And they'll do it Mar7th!

So I got myself in the system, and then came back up and got it scheduled. I mentioned the BCP's thing (because I actually was not going to go on them even if they said to). She said I didn't even have to do that!

I do need CD3 FSH/LH/E2 drawn, and asked. She wouldn't put it in the system yet, since I have to have a pregnancy test before the HSG and she said they'd draw it all then. I asked if I could just tell them not to, but at this point, she had done "a lot" for me and she wouldn't budge. She said to call on day 1 and she'd get them ordered. At this point, I need this woman as my friend, so I agreed. Now, I just have to go in Friday and get it taken care of. I can't believe my best/easiest/cheapest option worked! I'll still have to get the films to WH, but I can manage that.

Stay tuned for another HSG showdown!!! #3 if we're counting!

10 comments:

Meg said...

I think the HSG is done between CD 6 and 10, no because of pregnancy, but so that you have no lining built up.

andrea_jennine said...

So glad it's working out for you! I hope this HSG is the most hassle-free and pain-free yet!

Samantha said...

Glad you've been able to get it scheduled!

Deborah said...

I was told it was done between days 5 and 10 to make sure I wasn't pregnant. I was also told not to have sex starting on Day 1. It all seemed ridiculous, since even if by some miracle I ovulated on day 8 (which would never happen) I had less than a 1% chance of getting pregnant naturally by that point. Ah, the medical establishment.

But anyway, it sounds like you did a great job convincing them.

JJ said...

Whew, glad you got it worked out!

Kenya said...

YEAH!!!!

Lea Bee said...

isn't military health care the best? i love how it's so personalized. *smirk*

it's great that you finally got yours scheduled!

Searching said...

Yay! I'm glad you were able to get done what you needed!

Maria said...

YAY! I'm so happy for you. That's so awesome that you fought for this and won.

Adriane said...

Great news! Can't believe it's #3, though - that sucks! Good luck tomorrow!