IUI = intrauterine insemination = all together new experience. :)
I won't say that it was horrible...because I have been through worse. But it wasn't fun by any means. It was actually painful...which I didn't even think about it being. Mainly because of the clamps. :( It's actually pretty cool how they "wash" the semen, and just all around cool how they do it. There were two nurse practitioners that came in the exam room with Dr S this morning. He said that they wanted to observe. Oh goody. He started telling them about how they USED to inseminate women. SCARY! They actually used to insert a cup with a straw hanging from it. They'd insert the semen through the straw, and then LEAVE it there for like 8 hours. The women then had to take it out herself. I don't think so!
Anyway...Dr S said that the sample looked good, and that if I didn't have a period in the next 14 days that I could test then. So keep your fingers crossed for us, and say a few prayers!! I'm really praying that this IUI will do the trick this month. :)
Okay...now that I have all the "good" stuff out of the way - let me tell you all about the nurse practitioners that came in with Dr S. It was two women, which was fine. They were both between the age of 20-30 (if I had to guess). Well...in they walk, he introduces us, and then I see the first one...who was probably a good eight months pregnant. Really??? Wow. Of course I handled it fine...it was no big deal. But if you get someone who is not very stable in the grieving process, or someone who is having all around problems with fertility... they could have easily lost it, completely! I was in shock. As soon as they left the room, I looked and Clif... and didn't even have to say anything. When I tell you that this chick was pregnant....she was pregnant. So yeah, they really might want to think that through...geez.
But all that aside, it's done. :) I don't know if it'll work...but I pray that it does.