Archive for July 17th, 2009

Everything in our life is in constant change. Nothing stays exactly as it is. Nothing.

To many, this is a frightening and daunting experience, as most of us want stability. Stability, however, is an illusion – you and your situation will change whether you like it or not.

Nevertheless, change is often a good thing. It forces us to re-evaluate what is important and acquire a new perspective on our strengths and weaknesses.

From a career perspective, you don’t grow if you don’t continually change your skills, outlook and ways of doing things. When things in your life or work are dormant, you grow too comfortable and may not use all of your abilities to their full potential.

So maybe, I should accept the changes happening here at the office lately. I should see it as an opportunity for growth, to break new ground. Yes, maybe I should. I’m going to miss my writers, though.


with my writers – Twinks and Noel


Photos from Jeremy

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God is Good LogoThank you, Lord.

And of course, I’d also like to say Thank You to all of my friends who have shown their concern to me and for including me in their prayers.

My HSSG yesterday was a success and the result showed that my fallopian tubes are patent, which only means that I don’t have to go through in-vitro fertilization. For now, I just need to continue taking Duphaston and Clomiphene Citrate.

For the uninitiated, Clomiphene Citrate or Clomid is often used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) related infertility [I’ve mentioned here before that I have PCOS]. It may also be used in cases of unexplained infertility, or when a couple prefers not to use the more expensive and invasive fertility treatments like IVF.

Duphaston is used in a wide range of menstrual disorders that are thought to result from a lack of progesterone in the body. In women, progesterone is responsible for the development of a healthy womb lining (endometrium) that is needed for pregnancy.

Now, here’s what my OB did yesterday. It’s called saline infusion sonography.

A Fr. 10 pedia foley catheter was inserted into the internal cervical os after aspesis and antisepsis. About 5 cc NSS was instilled into the endometrial cavity dilating it to visualize the endometrial borders which was noted to be smooth and free of lesions. An average of 15 cc NSS was further instilled to dilate the fallopian tubes and demonstrate spillage and later collection of fluid in the posterior cul-de-sac suggestive of patent tubes. The balloon was then deflated and as the catheter was being pulled out, NSS was further instilled to dilate the endocervical canal which was also noted to be smooth and free of lesion.

Proliferative endometrium.

Polycystic – like features, both ovaries – with several small peripherally located follicles measuring less than 1 cm and with dense central stroma.

Patent fallopian tubes.

Yes, I still have PCOS. I just can’t get rid of it. But at least, I have patent fallopian tubes.

Pregnancy rates in several studies have been reported to be slightly increased in the first months following a hysterosalpingogram. This may be due to the fact that the flushing of the tubes with the contrast could open a minor blockage or clean out some debris that may be a factor that is preventing the couple from conceiving.

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