MRI Results

Brooke: What a perfect day.Do you think I’ll be a good mom?
Julian: You’ll be an amazing mom.I’ll be grouchy and old.
Brooke: You’ll be wonderful.We’re gonna adopt a baby. –One Tree Hill

Friday I received the results from my MRI. They came back negative. What my doctor had seen as a septum on the hysteroscopy turned out to be a very small fibroid, which my doctor informed me wouldn’t have affected my pregnancy with Roo. I’m skeptical. I feel like something had to have caused me to go into labor suddenly at 19 weeks. Roo was fine-there was nothing physically wrong with her. She was developing on schedule. There had to be a reason I was bleeding heavily for two weeks before having her. But I know my doctor was thorough, and ran every test that she could, and for that I’m grateful.

So we are back to square one, with no answers. My doctor said when we are ready to start trying again I’ll be followed by her and the specialist we met with before. I guess that’s reassuring. But we’re both left feeling a little bit unnerved. Here we thought we had the answer, and not only that, but the solution. It made the idea of a future pregnancy seem less scary. I’m happy to know that we’ll have a great team who will monitor me closely next time around. But we’re both absolutely terrified that this could happen again.

Match was so supportive when I told him what the doctor reported. He was as disappointed as I was, but he was encouraging too. He said we can try again, and we can also look into possibly adopting. We don’t care how a child comes to us; we just want to have the opportunity to raise one or two. I love that he’s so understanding, and so willing to try other venues, no matter the challenges they bring, when we are ready to try for our family again. I’m so lucky to have such a supportive partner.



[Dr. Wilson is examining Dr. House’s leg with the MRI]
Dr. Wilson: [gruff disguised voice] House, this is God.
Dr. House: [in MRI chamber] Look, I’m a little busy right now. Not supposed to talk during these things. Got time Thursday?
Dr. Wilson: Let me check. Oh! I got a plague. What about Friday?-House

 with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

Today I’m having an MRI. It’s the follow up test to my hysteroscopy, and should hopefully confirm what my OB found, my uterus septum. If the MRI comes back positive, then they’ll schedule my surgery. I’m hoping for sooner rather than later on this surgery business. I’m ready to move forward, and I’m hoping to be all healed up for our trip to Carmel in August.

My doctor gave me a dose of Ativan to take while they perform the MRI. I’m just a wee bit claustrophobic, and I have to be in there for 45 minutes! Eep! Still, I will take enclosed spaces to the pain of that hysteroscopy any day!! I hope the Ativan helps me sleep, and I’m not too bored. What the heck am I supposed to do during that 45 minutes besides lie still? They should give patients kobo ebooks to read while they’re stuck in the machine. Maybe I’ll get a cool tech who will entertain me while I wait.

Walking Buddy has graciously offered to give me a ride and bring me home since the ativan might make me loopy. Such a sweet girl. Wish me luck!

In other news, I’ve revamped my website a little bit, and I have a new button over on the right sidebar. Grab it and you’ll make my day! I definitely do not feel like a “Date Girl” these days, and definitely like an old Married Mrs. Match. 😉 So if you see comments from Mrs. Match, that’s still me! So what do you think of the new look?