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Originally Posted by allisonrose
Oh I also had the nurse tell me that since I'm 25 I have plenty of time.
Leslie, mama to Paige 8, Zara 3 and Audrey, Sophia & Nina June 7/11 @32.6
Oct/01 July/10 Sept/10
Originally Posted by MichelleW
I had one in May as well. To me it was very humiliating. While I did experience some physical pain & discomfort, it was the emotional discomfort that was the worst. My partner was not there, and while it was going on I was thinking, 'would I prefer he was here?' and decided, no. I wouldn't want him to see me in such discomfort.
So, the emotional discomfort came from my physical inability/lack of mobility, added to the fact that they so matter of factly told me to move to this side and that side, scoot down, etc while this thing is in me. I didn't feel like I could move without help. I had no agency. I felt powerless. I felt like even though I am a feminist who questions all medical procedures -- and yes, I delayed this test 2 cycles (the clinic wanted me to do it before we started IUI, and I said I'd rather wait -- we do IUI because my partner is female bodied) -- that my power was stripped from me. I know some women are able to watch what is going on on a screen, and I wish I could have -- it would have been a nice distraction. In any case, after crying while it was going on, the nurse says to me when it is over, 'now that wasn't that bad, was it?'. And I am just disgusted. I was sure the nurse & doctor had seen me crying, but obviously not.
I don't want to scare you, I just want you to know what I guess is an extreme experience with it.
My results came back perfect (nothing wrong/abnormal), and however many months later we are still TTC. They did the test on CD10 (I think), which is the latest they are to do it. It was so late in te cycle do to general waits/scheduling. But because it was so late in my cycle, we couldn't TTC that cycle -- due to residual effects of the radiation & ink.
I hope other people's experiences go no where near mine. I will you all the best!
(I am in Canada, so the procedure is covered by the province/government.)