Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Hasta la vista, polyp!

My polyp is no more. It has ceased to be. It is, in fact, an ex-polyp.

I went in on Monday to have it removed. Fortunately, my private health insurance agreed to cover the cost of the hysteroscopy, and so I was able to go to the Fancy Private Hospital just over the road from the Great Big Infertility Clinic. Dr Approachable is away on his summer holidays at the moment, so the procedure was carried out by Dr Abrupt (who, incidentally, is far less abrupt when working out of the Fancy Private Hospital; perhaps the coffee is better over the road, or the chairs in the doctors' lounge more comfortable?)

Having had a laporoscopy in the past, I had been gearing up for something similar this time round, so was pleasantly surprised to learn that a hysteroscopy is a far more minor procedure. I was able to come home within a couple of hours of waking up, and spent much of yesterday on the sofa, reading magazines and catching up on the second series of Brothers and Sisters. I feel pretty much back to normal today, though.

Dr Abrupt came to see me just before I was discharged. He said that he'd taken the opportunity 'to have a good look round in there', and that everything looked perfectly fine. The polyp appeared benign, and my two small fibroids do not seem to be affecting the endometrium in any way. He is happy to attempt a natural FET on my next cycle.

And so, after the best part of two months on the bench, I will climbing back on board the ART rollercoaster.

9 comments:

Jendeis said...

Congrats on your liberty from polyps and new seat on the ART express!

luna said...

hooray! so glad it's over and that you're now good to go. always reassuring when the womb passes inspection! yes, that procedure is much easier than a lap. glad you got to go to the good hospital too.

Malloryn said...

Excellent news! I'm glad to hear that things went smoothly, and that the insurance company was actually being cooperative.

Lisa said...

Ahhh, all great news!! Onward and upward!! (ok, cliche, but, it fit...kinda)

Shinejil said...

It's so nice to get rid of those little endometrial creeps. Glad all went smoothly and that you're on track for an FET.

Deborah said...

Isn't it wonderful when procedures aren't as bad as we expected? I am glad to hear everything went well. Welcome back aboard..I am wishing you a smooth ride!

annacyclopedia said...

But is it pining for the fjords, your ex-polyp? That's what I want to know.

Glad it all went well, and you're back on the ride with us.

the Babychaser: said...

Woo-hoo! All aboard the ART rollercoaster!!! (I get to ride in front though, and this time I'm going to close my eyes AND keep my hands in the air.)

I did a whole Monty Python rif on your ex-polyp, but it's not going to translate into the written word, so you'll just have to use your imagination.

Mrs.X said...

Yay! It is about time for you to get some good developments.