Today is day 11 of my cycle, which meant that I was back to Clinic One for another whirlwind visit.  It was such a fast trip, in fact, that I’m sitting at work less than an hour after arriving at Clinic One.

I was called in for my ultrasound literally seconds after signing in and, with my jacket still zipped, was sent to the ultrasound room at the end of the hallway.

Today’s ultrasound hurt.  It’s the first one that has.  Of course others have been uncomfortable—there’s nothing comfortable about being probed ten times in the span of a month—but this one hurt enough that I instinctively yelped and pulled away.  This reaction first resulted in the ultrasound technician asking again if I was sure this was an unmedicated cycle, before deciding that my discomfort had nothing to do with the state of my ovaries but rather just the angle and state of my body at that moment.

The state of my body today seems to be tender.  Though the blood draw was accomplished in one try, much to my relief, it has left a reasonable bruise on the back of my hand.   The only part of today’s visit to Clinic One that didn’t hurt was my 30 second talk with Dr. Text—a 14mm follicle (on the same side as last time) means a Saturday visit to Clinic One and a prediction of IUI #2 early next week.

Total Ultrasound Count: 11


3 thoughts on “Ouch.

  1. Fingers crossed for you this time. Perhaps the 2nd time will be your lucky try! What size do they want to see the follicles before doing the IUI?

    PS – I switched from WP to tumblr. It was an impulse decision and I’m not sure if I regret it yet or not. We’ll see!

  2. Good-Luck!!! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.
    I’ve got my scan tomorrow – I’m just a couple of days behind you! I still have bruises on my arms from all the hits and misses from last time! Grrr…I look like a junkie!

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