Saturday, April 16, 2011

A long and winding road...to my uterus

Had an ultrasound and the doctor has concluded that I have a tricky path to my uterus, which twists the catheter. They want me to take a break this month (big sigh). Next month I will have a hysteroscopy. They will go in with a camera, hoping to make a better opening to my uterus and take notes on how to get in for the transfer. Heck, I feel like they need a GPS to guide them into my uterus - go left, turn right, make a U turn and you've arrived! We hope to do the transfer by the end of May. I would prefer that they use an ultrasound as a guide during the transfer, however it seems that in France they don't do that. Strange. It seems like that would be the easier way to do this.

More waiting, however I'm happy and grateful that they are taking every precaution to ensure that I have the best chance of making this work. In the meantime, I'm keeping busy with spring cleaning in my garden. In the south of France, everything grows so quickly and in a blink of an eye our small garden can turn into a jungle. I even planted a small herb garden with parsley, rosemary, coriander and basil.

Last but not least, thanks to those who leave comments. It's very encouraging and I appreciate your positive support! Merci buckets!


Basil, rosemary, parsley and coriander, my favourite herbs to cook with. Smells so lovely!

2 comments:

ericadouglas said...

Wow, I didn't know they could do a transfer withOUT an ultrasound guide! I'm so fascinated by your descriptions of the differences between French and American/Canadian IVF.

And I'm SO GLAD that they're checking you out so that the May transfer goes well!

womb for improvement said...

I hope the delay gives them the answers they need to make the next stage faultless.

(I planted some rosemary, tomatoes, strawberries and chillies this weekend - 'tis the season).