I had to be through Outpatient at Brookwood Medical in Birmingham, even though it’s only an x-ray. But I get why now. (This might be TMI…) They basically inject everything in that region with a radioactive dye that shows up on an x-ray to make sure everything is flowing right and everything is shaped normally. The doctor explained it to me the best way I’ve heard – basically, you can get pregnant fairly easily with an abnormal uterus, but the blood flow to an abnormal septum isn’t normal if something is shaped oddly, and the baby can miscarry because of malnutrition due to lack of blood flow.
Luckily, this isn’t the case for us. Everything is working just fine! 🙂 Shaped normally, normal flow to everything. That’s the nice part of it. Not so nice part is that it HURT! That dye they inject is extremely painful…especially when they are actually running the x-ray. It took everything I had not to come off the table. And I was VERY crampy all day after that yesterday. It wasn’t fun, but at least we know that this isn’t the deal.
Part of me says “yay…I’m normal!” but part of me is still
saying screaming “what is wrong with me!” I’m trying to ward off the fears that it’s a chromosomal problem, but we’re not even crossing that bridge if we don’t have to…i.e. if we don’t have another miscarriage. Right now, I’m just hoping I can make it through this month without being committed to Bryce. 🙂
(SORRY if this is a grumpy post -but this is the not so pretty part of it. I’m trying to document all of this…the good, the bad, and the ugly! Y’all are troopers for staying here through the ugly part. 🙂
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