A test for me & a test for you

I am on cycle #10, CD#3 now. The night I got my period (smack in the middle of the State of the Union Address) was a bad one for me. I cried off and on for a couple of hours. Darrell was very sweet and held me and comforted me.
Today I had a doctor’s appointment. I am now taking 150 mg Clomid on days 3 to 7. The upped dosage did not surprise me. The days 3 to 7 did. I feel like I am still mourning from last cycle and I’ve already downed my first set of Clomid pills. She said that this is as high as she allows on the Clomid. And she reminded me that 6 cycles is all I’ll get on it. The doctor also upped my Glucophage to 1500 mg per day. This is good because apparently it is working! I lost 10 pounds in the last 2 months—and trust me, I wasn’t even close to dieting! That was a bright spot in my day!
She gave us the paperwork and the sterilized containers for Darrell’s SA. He’ll do it next week sometime, probably. I really feel like he is fine, but I bet I’ll be relieved to know it for sure, anyway. And thank goodness he gets to do his thing here at home and bring it in! She also told me to get a Hysterosalpinogram (HSG) too. This is where they insert a tube into your cervix and inject you with a dye that they can see on an ultrasound. I have to stop taking my Glucophage several days before this test. The pharmacist says that the dye and the Glucophage both end up in the kidneys and that they may react if both are in there at the same time. I am afraid this may really hurt! The doctor says it hurts some and not others. The purpose of this is to see the shape and size of my uterus and to see if my fallopian tubes are clear. I have to take an antibiotic before and after this test to minimize the risk of infection. That makes 3 prescriptions I filled tonight! Whew!
Well, I am sure all this will keep me busy for the next two weeks. Then it will be ovulation time again. Hopefully I will ovulate earlier on the new dosage of Clomid. Here we go again….

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