Monday, January 28, 2008

More tests

I had my SIS today. My uterus looks normal. The doc also looked at my ovaries and I had like 15 or 18 antral follicles, which means my fertility is fine. He has no idea why I don't respond to medication. He says that he has had other patients who seem to have normal fertility and do not respond to gonadotropins, but it is pretty rare.

I also had a butt-load of blood taken. They're doing the clotting panels and an insulin thingy, and a bunch of other things that I don't know what they are. It takes a couple of weeks for the results to come back, so I'll have a phone call with the good doctor on Feb 20 to discuss all of the results.

The test wasn't too bad except how weird it felt for the saline to slowly drip out of my uterus. That was a really weird sensation.

In other news, I'm on penicillin because I think I have strep. I went to my PCP today and the NP looked at my throat and was horrified. She swabbed me and gave me a prescription. My throat, meanwhile, feels like knives cutting my throat every time I swallow. I feel like hell in general, but sleeping is difficult with the swallowing problem. Hopefully the penicillin will work quickly.

I'm also just so ready for my job to start.


serenity said...

Rachel - what about the use of lupron oversuppressing you and making it so that you don't respond well to the meds?

If you have normal fertility, then couldn't it be the lupron?

Just a thought - course, you've probably tried every protocol out there, and this might be straight up assvice. If that's the case, just ignore me, eh? :)

Hope you feel better soon...

noswimmers said...

Oh yuck...strep sucks so bad! I hope you feel better soon.

Nearlydawn said...

Ewww - I had strep not too long ago myself. Sucks royally. Hopefully it will clear up ASAP for you.

Good deal on getting the needed testing done. Hopefully they can determine what the best course of action is before "trying" more stuff.

Evil Stepmonster said...

Yea for having a normal uterus! Do you think they could make these tests any more invasive or uncomfortable?

I hope the strep clears up in time for the new job.

singletracey said...

Strept sucks! I am sorry...

On a good note.. I am happy the Ute looks okay. I think the blood panel is a great idea. I asking for one of those this week.

Anyway.. maybe there is something to what Serenity said... ??

Feel better!