Friday, September 19, 2014

The Week of IUD Hell

Just a not-so-fun update of what's been going on this week.

My GC was scheduled to have her IUD removed on Tuesday. She was super nervous and I told her that in my experience they just pulled it right out in like 2 seconds and wasn't nearly as awful coming out as it was going in.

Well...that's in a good scenario apparently.

She went in for her appointment and her doctor couldn't find the strings. He informed her that she would have to come back the next day for an ultrasound and if it was in place, he'd try again. If it wasn't, she'd have to have it removed under sedation as an outpatient surgery.

On Wednesday, she went in, had her ultrasound, the IUD was in place, the strings were just really short, right at the edge of her cervix. Problem was, the doctor was off in surgery.

Mind you...she's driving 42 miles each way for these appointments. I can only imagine her frustration at this point. This is what I took from the emoticon's she was sending me that day...



Yesterday, she went back AGAIN and the doctor tried to get it, but was unable to due to the pain it was causing. She's now scheduled to go in next Tuesday morning and he plans on numbing her cervix in order to be able to get it out. He has promised it WILL be removed on Tuesday.

I feel absolutely awful for all she's going through with this and let me tell you, she's being a major trooper and has certainly shown her commitment this week!

She's still mid-cycle, so if it comes out next Tuesday, it won't change our timeline. We still think her second period will arrive in early November and her ODWU would be mid-month.

We're also still waiting to hear from CCRM. I checked in yesterday and they are "still reviewing" her records. Shouldn't this take like an hour?? My fellow CCRMer also using a GC said they took a full 4 weeks. You have got to be kidding me with this. It's been 2 weeks today...so we're half way there. Yippee. (Please read every bit of sarcasm that was meant in that last line--or refer to the picture above)

Other than that...things are good! I feel really positive about where we are at this moment. I hope that things go well on Tuesday and it causes her very little discomfort.

I also hope that CCRM has no qualms about her records...I'm pretty sure at this point, if they did...I'd just ship my embryos to Texas!

Fingers crossed for a much better update next week!!

21 comments:

  1. Ridiculous... just ridiculous. I'm telling you, your life, it could be a lifetime movie. Hoping that everything can stay on track and that CCRM can GET IT TOGETHER!

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  2. please know, t some point in the future, all of this nonsense will be forgotten about. hopefully you will be too busy running after your child(ren)...

    also, it is a *good* thing that CCRM takes GC's records seriously, and if it takes a little longer than we all want, it is only to make sure you are getting the best possible scenario for success.

    please try not to get too too too emotionally involved with the trials and tribulations of your GC- I don not at all mean that to sound cold- it is just to remind you not to carry ALL the problems of the world on your solo shoulders- a GC has it in her heart to carry for you- driving 45 minutes each way is a small drop in the bucket. sure, a hassle, but, I mean, keep in in perspective- you have enough on your own plate.

    you are a kind caring person, so of course you care for her happiness. there will be many things that will come up if/when she carries for you- you have to set healthy boundaries to keep your sanity as well as hers!

    keeping hope for you while you wait!

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  3. I'm so sorry it's been a rough week for her and you. But you are right it definitely shows her commitment which has got to be comforting to some extent. Praying for a painfree procedure on Tues. and for CCRM to get it together soon! Thinking of you!

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  4. I'm just super excited for movement. Although I'm bummed for GC that she's had to go through so much to get the darn IUD removed. Yikes. I'll be thinking of her on Tuesday and hoping for a no pain removal.

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  5. Your poor GC! Looking forward to updates as things move forward, though, and here's hoping CCRM gets to reviewing those records ASAP!

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  6. wow! What a week! You poor thing! I am hoping and praying that everything from this point on is smooth sailing! xo

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  7. I'm sorry that you have to deal with another bump in the road. It will all be worth it Suzanne. Fx that your GC doesn't go through more pain.

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  8. Wow what a week both of you have had! One more bump in the road to get over then you'll be that much further along in this journey. Praying for this procedure to go as well as possible.

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  9. God's delays are not his denials! Even though these seems like bumps you are still moving forward. Hope the procedure for her goes well next week and you hear back from CCRM soon!

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  10. Movement is so exciting! Fingers crossed that everything continues to do so and her IUD is removed on Tues. She sounds like one tough cookie!! You picked the right one. XOXO love to you!

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  11. Oh that sucks!! I hope next week is better...

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  12. Welcome to the GC world :)
    Watching your GC go through all they have to is really an amazing thing and makes you even more grateful for all she is doing for you each step of the way!
    I hope your clinic speeds things up a bit! They seem extremely slow but it will all be worth it in the end!!
    So excited for you and your GC is just wonderful!

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  13. I am praying and hoping the IUD is removed on Tuesday, finally, so that you guys can proceed on schedule. I hope CCRM gets their stuff together and finishes reviewing the file asap. *hugs*

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  14. Oh man! Sorry to hear that things are really annoying and uncomfortable right now for everyone. :(

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  15. There is just no predicting little bumps in the road, but that is all they are...bumps. It will get removed and she will be fine. I'm sorry to hear it's been such a PITA, but don't let this influence how you feel about the rest of the process. IUD out and brand new clean slate to get things rolling after that! woo hoo!

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  16. Come on! That poor woman, and poor you! Here's to hoping she can successfully get that IUD out this week. Hang in there!

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  17. Ouch. I do hope this gets resolved soon (and that CCRM goes through the paperwork already), for all of you. Hang in there.

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  18. My fingers are crossed! Crossed for a good report next Tiesday, for no pain and for all to come back quickly and with a final OK from CCRM!!

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  19. When are things going to get easier! Ugh! I really hope things will start moving along more quickly and smoothly once the IUD is out.

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