Hello, Wandy, We Meet Again

Look at the rainbow, and praise Him who made it; it is exceedingly beautiful in its brightness.  It encircles the sky with its glorious arc; the hands of the Most High have stretched it out.  
~Bible, Ecclesiasticus (Apocrypha) 43:11-12

So today was my uterine evaluation (and yearly pap… just adding to the joy!) that checks my uterus to see the shape and make sure there isn’t anything there that could hinder pregnancy… just another step closer to IVF. Besides Ms. Catheter filled with saline, Wandy was present as well.

For those who don’t know who Wandy is, it’s basically a giant dildo with a condom. I’m not joking, it really looks like that and there really is a plastic condom-like cover on it. Wandy gets shoved up your vajayjay to do an intrauterine ultrasound. Wandy is present when ovaries are checked, the uterus is checked, follicles are checked, and more. Basically, it happens several times a month and when you are in an IVF cycle, it can happen every day or even every other day for a few weeks. Sounds like fun, yeah?

Anyway, the doctor described my uterus as “beautiful,” which is awesome since that means we can continue the cycle.  However, she said that comment while Wandy was still being intimate, so I kinda felt like the she should have bought me dinner. Or at least ponied up for a drink. The wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am thing really isn’t my style.

As I was returning home, the local radio station was doing a guessing game. It went as follows:

DJ:  What’s the most common dream a woman has?
Caller: Um, twins?
DJ: Haha! Would that be a dream or a nightmare?
Caller: Uh, nightmare.
Me (rolling my eyes) while thinking to myself: Might be shocking and scary at first, but that would be a dream. Planner

I was literally finishing the last word of my thought when I crested a hill and saw a small double rainbow. I mentioned last year that rainbows and I go way back. I take them as signs that God is saying He loves me and that He’s there for me. It started when I was eight and for the first time in my life, REALLY prayed an adult-like prayer to God to let my Grandma live through surgery. I walked out of the house and immediately saw a rainbow. Since then, I seem to see them when I need them. And I needed one today.

I then stopped at a friend’s house to give her the rest of my OPK stuff since there’s no need for it anymore now that I’ll be seeing Wandy so often that my doctors will probably know the daily inner workings of my intestines too (uh, Wandy really doesn’t pick up on that where she goes… just in case you actually thought I was being serious). I then went to Staples to get a refill for my planner since I’m going to really need one to keep track of my daily medicines, blood tests, Wandy dates, workout trainer dates, acupuncture dates, etc.  You know the only one that fit it and was the closest to want I wanted? A planner called “Mom’s Plan-It.”

I’m hoping I didn’t just jinx myself by buying it as it really was the only thing that worked for my refillable book. But I’m going to instead think of it as a positive sign, in addition to the double rainbow.

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5 thoughts on “Hello, Wandy, We Meet Again

  1. Yay for a great looking uterus! 😉 So happy that those rainbows (twin ones, no less) were able to brighten your day. And who doesn’t love a fresh planner?! Happy day!

  2. Wandy, that’s a good one. I only got as far as calling the phlebotomists in the lab “vampires”. I don’t know when your class is (has to be soon though), but once I got all my meds, syringes, etc, I got a hanging makeup bag to organize everything. Then I had a fun night of arts and crafts. Copied the calendar, cut out each date and taped it to the syringe or syringes needed for each day. I’m such a visual person, it was the only way I was going to be able to keep everything straight, and for whatever reason I can’t keep up with planners. I’m even labelled the progesterone by date and which dose it was for the day once I started taking those following retrieval!

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