Thursday, July 10, 2008

I had forgotten

About the sounding:
noun: the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)
Yeah only with an ob/gyn what they measure is the depth of the uterus. With a stick. In my case with 2 sticks. One metal (like the ones in he first picture) and one plastic. A total of 5 times. Yup, you heard me 5 times. They couldn't believe it was that damn deep. Apparently when I healed from my c-section part of the face of my uterus welded itself to my belly wall rendering it incapable of shrinking back down to a normal size. Oh yeah and did I mention that this sounding occurred after the removal of the old iud? With a set of curved hemostats that were no less than 15 inches in length. *See second picture* Yeah no pain killers, just a wildly lucky and talented ob/gyn rooting around for a tiny tiny string on the opposite side of my cervix with that monstrous set of hemostats and a ultrasound wand being smashed into my lower belly/outside uterus by a nurse. Oh my yes that was soo much fun! Only to be followed by the 5 soundings. Oh and then the insertion of the iud, that was just like another sounding only then it left something behind (iud) on the inside. My uterus is very very unhappy with me this evening. The good news is that I don't have to go in for surgery to have this done. Although in retrospect it's kinda like childbirth, scheduled c-section or vbac? Will the vbac even work? Is it worth the try? In this case it was because it worked. The doctor's odds were good, she's done this fishing many times before and has only ended up going into surgery for one once. Turns out the things strings were up top and wrapped up upside down in that case. That must have been soooome fun! Not. Miraculously that was not my case, thank any god of your choice. I am in enough pain as it is and would be less than pleased if they had to root around me more then they already did. Now I'm good for another 5 years and by then I'll be menopausal. Or at least 40 and ready to have the dh snipped for good.


Trailboss said...

Oh My! I did the birth control pills (was lucky and able to take low doses) until I had my daughter at age 33. Got those ole tubes tied. Never looked back. I have never had an IUD. I tried the sponge way back in the early 80's but it got stuck and I had to go to the GYN to have it removed. I was most embarassed!

Anonymous said...

OUCHIE!!!! I think I'll stick to my pills. Plus I only have to wait 1 1/2 more years until I get my tubes tied. I wanted to do it at 25, but my doctor told me to wait until I'm 30 incase I change my mind about having kids. Not gonna happen!

MichelleSG said...

Eh, the pills were really bad for me. Really really bad and I tried them all. The low dose ones gave me a 30 day period, the high dose ones made me homicidal by day 4, it was bad. DH and I decided pills were not for me. We'll be deciding in the next year or two whether or not we'll have 1 more and then we'll do something ore permanent.