Tubes are clear, uterus is as shapely as ever!
I must say, though: HSG number two hurt like a motherfucker. This surprised me, as my first one was painful but not unbearable, and this was before I’d had various things thrust up my cervix, so I expected to be much more of an old hand. Perhaps it was the fact that the catheter fell out and had to be reinserted three times. I made a bunch of pathetic noises. But I kept telling myself: If you can’t handle this, you had better stop trying to get pregnant STAT.
My RE noticed my tattoos (again), and said, I guess you used to be a little bit wild! I don’t know, man. What counts as wild these days? Probably my wildest activities would be classed as some species of Victorian prudery by today’s kids. His little efforts to put me at ease are always such failures. He likes to ask how my grants are coming, how worried I am about getting tenure…always the most relaxing topics!
After today, I can’t imagine wanting anything near my lady parts again, but should that change, I think I’ll just chance it. Using condoms feels too ridiculous, and I’m probably not even ovulating according to my normal timeline.
Finally, in case anyone gives a shit, below is my mix CD. I tend to like multiple songs by the same group on a mix (God knows why, when there’s so much awesome shit I could be putting on there), and you should know that my husband’s tastes are waaaay folkier than mine, that he’s not into punk, and that he doesn’t like U2. I know. I married him anyway. He has other redeeming qualities.
I hope at least some of you have marginally tolerable weekends. I realize that’s a lot to ask, but I like to challenge you. Reach for the stars and all that.
Semi-Charmed Life / Third Eye Blind (Takes me back to a time when I liked to have SEX!)
Gimme Sympathy / Metric
Bigmouth Strikes Again / The Smiths
Wenn dein Herz zu schlagen aufhört / Wir sind Helden
Hey Jealousy / Gin Blossoms
Train in Vain / The Clash
Porridge / The Woggles
Swallow my pride / Ramones
The Wake of the Medusa / The Pogues
Help I’m Alive / Metric
Wenn es passiert / Wir sind Helden
Everything I Build / The Stills
The Lion Sleeps Tonight / The Tokens
The Card Cheat / The Clash
Stormy Weather / Pixies
Sweet Mary Jane / Ramones
Gin and Juice / The Gourds