Today is the day, I had my first consultation with the doctor at RCC and it couldn’t have gone better. I was under the assumption that all testing would be done at my appointment that day, which consisted of a blood draw, pap, ultrasound of my uterus, and my IUD removal.
Turns out, I was completely wrong and it was just a consultation of the process, and next steps for my body. I walked out and made a call to my Nurse Midwife to have my IUD removed and a PAP done, the soonest they could get me in was the following Tuesday, just a week before my period. Once the IUD is removed, and I have my period, they want to see me on day 4 for a SSG test, which stands for 3D Hysterosonogram or 3D Saline Sonogram. It basically evaluates the inside of the uterus to see if the lining is too thick or too thin, ugh!
I believe this will be the worst part, I can handle shots and probing, but this doesn’t sound all that fun. If they don’t find the results they want, they may have me come back on day 14 and do the procedure again. This is the final test, along with my blood work to deem me as suitable for Gestational Surrogacy. It is all riding on this, and my stomach is in knots.
I have had blood work in the past, and I don’t have any diseases that could hold me back, and I believe my hormones are in balance, at least as much as they can be for 38 years old. I called the IP mom and she is beyond happy, but really wants the tests to be done so that they can start the legal process. This could all happen in as little as 6-8 weeks for a fresh transfer, but I am setting my hopes for April- June time-frame just to be safe. Fingers crossed…