step 8 - HSG - check!
aside from picturing myself getting kicked in the gut by a horse (thanks, maddy! ha ha!), everyone's comments really helped. thanks! that combined with the fact that i was only half awake, i was pretty calm as i went into my appointment. B offered to go with me, so that i wouldn't have to drive myself home and because he knew that his being there would help put my mind at ease. i was so grateful to have him there to share the good news that everything looked perfect!
here's how it went: dr. T was there, which was a pleasant surprise. she was awesome! she talked me through the procedure, which went smoothly, except for the discovery that i have a bit of scar tissue from my D&C in 2004. it posed a slight problem, but after a few minutes, we were well underway. after it was finished, dr. T showed me the video (i couldn't see the screen too well during the procedure) and even paused it here and there to show me how great everything looked. i admit that it did hurt a bit, especially when she was having difficulty with the catheter, but it was over quickly and i haven't had any cramping at all. yay! what a relief it is to have that done! and an even bigger relief that it went so well!!!