Screening hurdle #2 is down and out.
Yesterday I returned to Atlanta to have the HSG. Though this was my first HSG, it's similar procedurally to the saline sonogram, of which I've had many. I was prepared for the typical cramping which is usually associated with the saline sonos but surprisingly, there was none. In fact, I didn't even realize that Dr. One had begun to push the contrast dye until I saw the image of my x-rayed uterus expand on the screen above my head. With a strangely inky glow, I saw the dye flow into the uterus and then up and out of the left tube, where it seemed to pool around my left ovary. The radiologist, who was standing to my right, said in unison with Dr. One, who was seated face-to-face with the Great Down Below: "Tilt your hips to the right."
At once, I saw some of the dye re-route itself through my right tube, which was snaked in a bend directly above my uterus, instead of out to the side as you might expect to see. My right tube and ovary looked much like a fist pump of stubborn defiance:
I find it apropos that this character's name is "Bender."
I noticed that my uterus itself seemed to have an obvious positioning to the right. I asked Dr. One about it even though its placement didn't seem to concern her. She confirmed that yes, my uterus was definitely right-justified.
"Well, that makes a lot of sense as to why babies seem to sit on the right side. When pregnant I always seem to be a bit lopsided, especially once I reach Shamu proportions. I always thought they just liked it over there or something."
Dr. One chuckled and said, "It seems like they really didn't have much choice in the matter!"
The actual procedure was completely painless and was over in a matter of just a few minutes. Once I was upright, Dr. One informed me that my reproductive organs looked fantastic, even though my uterus has a gangsta lean and one tube and ovary are juvenile delinquents.
Ny, Mo, Frank, and I celebrated with outside dining at a local taqueria.
The MFM consult has been scheduled for August 28 and the 4-hour long psych consult has been scheduled for August 31.
We get approximate cycling dates on Monday.