Wednesday, May 27, 2009

IUI Round 3 or The Day I Tried Not to Die

Today started like any other day. I went to work. Ate a donut with sprinkles. Gave my first morning rounds. Got into a fight with a nurse. (okay that might have been more because I'm crazy hormonal, but it might also have been because she's snotty, and stupid.)

I had a 9am appt for my 3rd IUI . I got there a few minutes early and put on my IPod loaded with my special "relaxing" playlist. This is old hat for me by now.

Or so I thought.

When she placed the catheter in I started having cramping, per usual. Except this time, the cramping was the worst I think I have ever had. Then I started to get all sweaty and clammy and proceeded to throw up several times in the garbage can next to me. Sprinkles do not taste that good on the way up in case you were wondering. I was beyond mortified. I must have looked pretty bad because the nurse wouldn't leave me. Usually they say "think happy thoughts" and let me rest with my pelvis tilted up for 15 minutes. When I finally felt good enough to walk without passing out, I got up to use the bathroom. Where I then got sick again. But from the other end. It was not pretty.

The best part? I still had to go back to work. Feeling like absolute death, I returned to work. Thankfully, I work with some totally awesome people who were VERY helpful for the rest of the day. I don't think I would have made it otherwise.

And tomorrow? I have to do it again. Everyone pray that it works.....and I survive!


MelADramatic Mommy said...

Fingers and toes crossed!

Jen said...

Poor thing! That sounds like a miserable day. I hope tomorrow goes better. Good luck!

readsalot said...

Good thoughts coming your way!

Anonymous said...

I have fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for you, love!