I spent this afternoon watching my husband get felt up by a doctor. Don't worry, I won't give you any more detail on the actual exam, other than there was a LOT of coughing and turning of the head involved. It's the most action poor B has seen in awhile.
All kidding aside, B's surgery consult went fine today. He has actually developed some pain on the other side from where the pain originally was and the doc thinks he might actually have 2 hernias. Two for the price of one. The good news is that the recovery time is the same with two done at the same time as one. The doc wants B to get a second ultrasound because the first only looked at one side and to also confirm the findings of the first ultrasound. He wants him to go to a specific person who specializes in ultrasounds to diagnose hernias because he said that ultrasound is subjective. Sound familiar? We've heard that one before.
The bad news is he couldn't get an appointment for an ultrasound until May 12th. So the surgery is scheduled for May 14th. It will be outpatient and recovery should be no more than a week or so, so not too bad. We did learn more than we ever wanted to know about hernia repair and the advances made in recent years. The technique they will use is a mesh device that goes on both sides of the abdominal wall at the site of the tear. Pretty fancy stuff, actually.
As of now, my retrieval is scheduled for April 24. If we stay on track, transfer will be either April 27th or 29th. Even if we end up a week later than estimated, that would put retrieval on May 1st, with transfer on the 4th or 6th. That gives us some cushion time-wise between the IF stuff and B's hernia surgery. And B should be able to provide a fresh sample on retrieval day. The only downside to the timing is that B is uncomfortable. Hopefully it won't get any worse in the next month.
On the IF front, nothing much to report. Tonight is my last BCP and then I call with CD1 to go in for baseline ultrasound a day or two after.
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