Well, that’s it. We are done and dusted for another cycle, this time with a wee bit of assistance from modern technology.
The actual IUI procedure was a bit more shit than I thought it would be. I’d somehow managed to convince myself it was going to be just like having a pap smear and in some ways it was, it was just like having a shit pap smear.
The speculum pinched going in (don’t you hate when that happens) and I was so tense I felt like a virgin. Then when the tube goes through the cervical opening there is a bit of scraping that occurs and that kinda stings. So it’s not awful but just sucks a bit.
I should mention that despite the fact that in my 37 years I have undergone a number of medical procedures – far more than your average bear – I am still a big fat wuss. So don’t let my whining freak you out if you have to do this.
ANYWAY I survived it. I came out really hoping that we could jag this whole IUI thing more than ever as I figured it I hate this procedure then I bet the whole transfer of embryo thing for IVF is another kind of sucky altogether.
I was a good girl and came home and did my post insemination meditation that actually sent me off into a nice little nap on the lounge which was absolutely lovely. I love these meditations. I can do them as often as i like each day so I might have another crack at it again this afternoon and see if I can jag nap number 2.
Now we just keep on keeping on and do the two week wait dance. I can’t even be naughty and test early as the trigger shot interferes with the HCG hormone levels for most of the 2WW so can generate a positive result when there isn’t one. All I can do now is be patient.