Friday, April 24, 2009

So what do you do?

I mentioned my sonohysterogram a little bit ago. I really didn't want to do and I STILL don't want to do it. I think my uterus is fine and I skipped a period from being on so many yeast infection pills.

So I decided to try garlic. Yes, I guess garlic in your hoo-hay WILL end a yeast infection. I found an article online and e-mailed the midwife who wrote it and told her about the situation. She sent me an e-mail and this is how it started:

"Hi Dana

Good morning. I hope you wake up this morning

Wake up and realize that you dont need a hysterosonogram. Any doctor who tells you that you do is just trying to make money off of you. He or she is a bad doctor."

WHOA! She goes on to say that it will could hurt my fertility in the future and that I should only be having this done if I've had abnormal bleeding for a long time. (I had a DNC done awhile ago and they didn't find anything then. 2007, I think?)

Honestly, I don't know any better for myself. I looked up a sonohysterogram, but I'm going to assume that a doctor would only order a test if they thought it was necessary. I didn't want to do the test and I figured they'd find nothing BUT they won't change my birth control until I do this.

She asked if I'd like to go see a nurse midwife. I would...I guess I never thought it was an option. The older I get, the less I want to be messing with my body chemically. Sometimes, I think New York has turned me into a liberal, tree-hugging, peace-loving, hippie. I kind of like it. ;)

So now I'm not sure what to do. I really want to change doctors, but will a doctor still force me to get this done? Then, if I go to a midwife nurse instead, will insurance cover it? I'm gonna be honest: we're doing okay, but we've been draining our savings and everything for a lot of stuff's scary.

On a brighter note, I found my tape recorder so that tomorrow, when I do my interviews, I'll look like I'm from the 1960's. :-D So I'm quite excited.

How are you doing? How is everyone? :)


  1. FLIP!!!! Hectic! Praying!

    Glad you found your tape recorder....very funny...would like to be a fly on the wall.
    Hope it all goes well.


  2. On a totally unrelated topic, wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog. You are quite the daredevil!

  3. garlic huh?

    When I get pregnant again I'm gonna switch to a midwife. they are more attentive.