Had my date with the dildo cam this morning. It was terribly unromantic, but not all that painful. The tech was really nice, she could tell I was nervous. There was mild discomfort during insertion, but I was able to relax. There was some pain when she was trying to get a look at my right ovary, but that was the worst of it. Overall, not a terrible experience. Honestly, the worst part of the visit was getting more blood drawn. The nurse took two vials and I swear my arm started to wave a white flag of surrender. It's still very sore, but will hopefully not have to get poked again for a while.
The main event is scheduled for next Wednesday morning. I explained it a bit in a previous post. The HSG (hysterosalpingogram) involves a thin catheter being inserted through the cervix. The uterus and tubes are then filled with contrast dye and x-rays are taken. The x-rays will show if there are any blockages in the tubes, check the shape of the uterus, and could possibly show abnormalities such as fibroids. Dr. S prescribed three days of antibiotics since there is a small risk of infection. He also wrote a Rx for a low dose Valium. Hopefully it will be enough to keep me from freaking out during the procedure.
After that we will make another appointment with Dr. S to go over all of our results. At that point we'll discuss the plan for moving forward. Considering my 50% success rate for ovulating over the past 10 months I can only imagine he'll recommend medication. Trying not to speculate too much, but I think the dildo cam and I will be having a few more dates.