The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 9

In some ways, it felt like I was starting over again. And in some ways, I was. We had scheduled the repeat sonohysterogram (SHG, for short - seriously that's a long word to keep typing, guys). At this point, I wasn’t afraid of these tests anymore. I had spent hours holed up in the fetal… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 9

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 8

Trigger warning: Anxiety, job loss Amidst all of these road blocks, I had switched jobs four times in search of better insurance coverage. I had worked for the same hospital for almost three years coding medical records. Basically, if you go to the hospital for pneumonia, there's a code for that. That code tells insurance… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 8

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 6

Back to square one. Or two, if you want to count learning why I'm infertile as square one. Nonetheless, I was no closer to being a mother than I was a year prior to this. It's now October 2016. At this point I was refusing to go down quietly without a fight in my battle… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 6

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 5

A week goes by and I realize I hadn't gotten the results from my pap. I'd never dealt with an abnormal one, so I thought nothing of it. I decided to call just to be certain. "Doctor would like you to come in for a cervical biopsy because your test was abnormal." Full stop. What… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 5

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 3

Trigger warning: Infertility, cycle failure Next was the sonohysterogram. Although similar to the HSG, this was much milder. The goal of this test was to determine if my uterus was normal by injecting saline into the uterus and performing an ultrasound. Much to my relief, the test was mild and showed no abnormalities. At least I… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 3