Tuesday, November 4, 2008

"Ejection Day"

While a new president gets elected, I got my balloon "ejected." Cheesy, I know :-)

But, YYYEEAAOOWW!!! OUCH!!! The taking out of the balloon wasn't as simple as everyone said it would be! Apparently the balloon was sort of stuck in my uterus - Dr M. thought it could be static or something. 

It went something like this - he put in a speculum, then asked the medical assistant for a syringe to "drain" the fluid inside the balloon. As the saline drained from the balloon, my uterus protested like crazy! Oh the cramps!!! :-(

Then he started to try and get the balloon out, and it wouldn't budge. I could see him panicking a bit. He did an abdominal u/s, and saw that the balloon was nicely deflated. So he tried again, but no go. Still stuck. By now my palms were sweaty and my uterus was completely in rebellion. 

Dr. M then decided to do an internal u/s, to make sure that the balloon was in fact totally deflated. So he put my tail back in, and removed the speculum and did another u/s. Yup - totally deflated balloon right there. He put the speculum back on, and tried again. By now I was squirming my butt around on the table in pain. 

Finally it gave. Came out in 2 seconds after that. Phew!!!! I'm glad I'm done with that. That's one thing I'm not going to miss having! 

The real clincher? The size of the thing. It was tiny! The balloon part was just so tiny. But, as DH pointed out - it was tiny in deflated state.  Here is a picture of a similar balloon. No - this is NOT a picture of MY balloon ;-)




See the tail? See why it was so uncomfortable??!! YEEAAOOWW!! 

10 comments:

Nichole said...

You poor thing! That does NOT sound like a fun way to spend election day, but I am glad it is over for you!

Miss Tori said...

Oh goodness, that doesn't even look fun. Glad that thing is finally out!

Elana Kahn said...

I'm so glad it finally came out in the end! It reminds me of when I had the hysteroscopy...oh the PAIN! And now I definitely see why the tail would be uncomfortable (and bizarre looking...)

I Believe in Miracles said...

I am SO sorry. Ouch! That sounds similar to the pain I had for my biopsy. And I wouldn't wish that on anybody.

Glad it's over...

**BIG HUG**

April said...

you could have TOTALLY bedazzled the "tail" and made it look super sweet. can you imagine his face when he went to remove it and saw all of the bling???

dang. what a missed opportunity!

(glad it's out!) :)

Lisa said...

YIKES!! Well, at least it's over, and behind you now! And hopefully it's just the thing to do the trick and get you that coveted BFP! Happy Election day :)

Lorraine said...

Now I have mental images of that wacky kid from the third grade who would rub the balloons at birthday parties on his hair and make half of his head into a science experiment...

Hope he didn't grow up to be an obgyn!

Shelby said...

That does look like a fan pull! I could see some nice decorations on that baby.

That sucks that you had to go through that! But now, you're free! 6 weeks until CCRM checks up on it, right?

nancy said...

omg. I know! It hurts SO bad to get it removed and I was so "disappointed" regarding the size. I was like SERIOUSLY? THAT'S IT? I was expecting it to be a balloon animal twisted into a poodle shape.

Jackie. said...

OMG! The tail is bigger than the balloon!!! That must have completely stunk beyond what you were describing. I am so glad that part is behind you.

6 more weeks?