I had my IUI this morning. Although I had to wait a lot longer than usual (something weird must have been going on in the office), all went well. I was supposed to have the nurse practitioner do the IUI. But then the doctor's assistant came in to tell me I would have one of the lady doctors. Okay, fine, just get it over with already! It's a time sensitive matter, you know? You're talking about live swimmers, separated from all the other junk they go with, and they have a short life span!
So anyway, I waited probably no more than 15 minutes, but I swear it felt like an eternity. Nothing makes time go by slower than sitting on an exam table getting a cold draft on your hind side because the paper blanket doesn't go all the way around. That was my morning. I spent an hour and a half total at the office. But it was worth it. The IUI was the most comfortable one yet. Not even as uncomfortable as an annual exam. And no uterine cramping during the procedure.
I've had cramping off and on all day now, but that's normal for ovulation. Now, it's just a waiting game. I go back in a week for bloodwork and another ultrasound. Because I did an injectables cycle, they do the luteal check up and measure the lining of my uterus. No complaints. I'm just glad to be in the two-week-wait already.
Keep the prayers coming, they are amazing. Not only have they worked to make the days of the injections short, but they are also helping me keep peace in my heart. Now, let's see how patient I can be during this waiting time.
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