Thursday, September 13, 2007

both cheeks

I finally got the methotrexate shots (yes shots) this afternoon. The beta on Tuesday was deemed inconclusive by new doogy doc (he looks maybe 20 and he wears an old sweatshirt over scrubs) so he wanted to wait until today and repeat the beta before deciding. Today's number was 74. Up. Again. We decided the shot was the best course of action.

I went in and got a shot in each butt cheek this afternoon. Plus a bonus lecture that if I wanted to continue to TTC I should really consider an HSG because at this point we just can't be sure of the status of my tubes. Seriously, some dumb fuck OB just told me today, AFTER hearing my whole sob story on TUESDAY about almost three years of IF including one whole year of treatment, that I should consider an HSG*. This leads me to believe one of three things, none of which is good in a doctor -- either he doesn't listen, or he has no memory, or he is just a complete motherfucker who thinks this whole thing is amusing. None of which I like. I won't be going back to him.

Oh and the best part was he couldn't remember the testing protocol post shot -- thank god I have google!

The shot itself was strange -- it burned going in and for hours afterward. I felt a little woozy almost immediately and it lasted (almost like a hangover or something) into the evening. I hope this is all over soon...

* I told him Tuesday that my tubes were suspect. That the HSG was crazy painful, but that the fluid spilled, though unevenly. I told him that another doc had reviewed the films and thought the tubal openings were so small as to possibly indicate some tubal disease leading to impairment of fertility. He said then that doc was micro managing (as if that is a bad thing) and that if they are open they are open. Which of course he totally contradicted today.

3 comments:

Sherry said...

ugh - Sarah!

I can't believe the dopey-ness of the doc. It really is hard to find a good OB you trust - esp when wading through all this IF stuff.

I've been thinkging of you - hope your HcG falls appropriately after this and you can find some peace and start moving on...it is just completely sucky, and I am sorry for that...

SaraS-P said...

What crappy care! I am having less and less faith in doctors by the day! I am sorry you are having to deal with any of this.

hopeful mommy-in-waiting said...

I'm so sorry for what you've been through. I've also had the methotrexate shot (for an ectopic last year) and it wasn't fun. The whole drawn out process for ending your pregnancy, or having a miscarrage, is as stressful as the infertility...
I've also done the HSG. It's not that bad. You can get through it.