OK alzora, because I like you so much, I will ignore the fact that the ICD-9 is the equivalent of a bottle of red wine and a handful of Quaaludes....
Originally Posted by alzora
1) Given that HSGs are indicated for a wide variety of problems, there have to be numerous primary codes they're billed under. Like intraabdominal adhesions (which I think is better than pelvic adhesions, as those are often post-infective following pelvic inflammatory disease. Intra-abdominal adhesions specifically are subcoded as postoperative and post-traumatic).
The code for female infertilty of tubal origin is separate:
2) in the absence of symptoms, don't worry about small bowel adhesions. There are lots of fun tests, including plain old Xrays if you're blocked up, an Upper GI with Small Bowel follow-through (you swallow a bottle of barium and the radiologists take pictures for a few hours), and in very bad cases, CT with triple contrast (oral, IV, rectal-- yes, the poor nurse squirts a syringe of contrast up your bum). Best of all is a simple laparoscopy.
3) Twin names I'm mulling over: Excess, Unnecessary, Wrenchintheworks, LifestyleAdjustment, or perhaps Curveball.
@Blade, yes you're right about it only being a preliminary diagnosis for now. I definately have the polycystic ovaries and the wacky cycles, but we'll see what the rest of the bloodwork shows. PCOS is really a broad umbrella for a variety of symptoms.
BTW love your twin names.... haha :)
@alzora, you're right, this thread is really great and supportive. Who could have imagined all of these positives being announced, medical situations discussed, not so positive news being announced, etc. when you first started it???
Hi :D I'm a Nameberry newbie and would like to join in on the TTC chat if that's ok? I almost started posting back in February but got a BFP straight away then sadly had a mc two weeks later. So, here I am again back on the TTC trail, in the two week wait period at the moment and over analysing every twinge and imagining I feel like I did last time. Trying to hold off testing until I'm a few days late but feeling very impatient :(
blade- No. I live in a town that is a bit smaller and much more northeast. The tragedies in my town are on a much smaller scale. Just a lot of senseless death.
Nice twin names by the way, I’m quite partial to Curveball.
missmargot- Welcome to the thread! I'm very sorry to hear about your mc. I hope that you're doing much better now and don't worry, we are all overly obsessive when it comes to twinges and would-be symtoms :)
@Nowakasia, thanks, but I only started the thread because someone else's TTC 2012 thread had expired. Someone was going to start it sooner or later. ;) But yes, it has been quite an adventure on this board, hasn't it!
@Missmargot, welcome to our ranks. I'm so sorry to hear of your recent miscarriage. Best wishes as you move forward. The two-week wait is bittersweet, isn't it? So much hope during that time frame, but so much fear. I hope your outcome is a happy one!
@Blade, you are like a wizard. You make everything okay. I bookmarked those links you included there, and very much appreciate your finding them for me. They are Greek to me, but I suspect they will come in handy in the coming days as I carry on discussions with various people. Your twin names are perfect. So perfect that I'm rooting for quintuplets for you so that you can use all of them.
Megmarie, hope you get a really dark line tomorrow, how exciting!!
Blade, great news, congrats! I agree with alzora, it would be a shame to waste any of those excellent names.
Missmargot, so sorry to hear about your loss. I had an early loss in December and it still hurts my heart to think about that, I feel for you. I hope you get some wonderful news soon!
@khaatje, etc. Thanks for the understanding. I was just fine until I wasn't. That won't make any sense unless you're on this board. :)
My hubby is being incredibly supportive this week and is anxious to jump on the TTC train. I think the news of another baby for someone else has hit him hard. and might be fueling his jump onto the wagon - hey, I'll take whatever I can get. ;)
Congrats Blade and hopefully Megmarie and all you other lucky ladies!!! Here's hoping we hear more good news for more people soon!
ok... can someone post the amazon link for the testing cups again? We've been posting so much, I can't find them. Thanks!
@megmarie, how exciting, hope your line is more visible tomorrow, otherwise maybe a digital test can be help?
@missmargot I'm sorry to hear about your mc, hope you get full blown symptoms soon!
@gracianern makes perfect sense to me ;) and if it makes your husband jump back on the wagon... bring on the baby's
Hello I am sorry to hear that your journey is difficult for you but I have walked in your shoes so maybe I can help a bit. After years of pondering why it took me so long to fall pregnant I came to the conclusion that my body was so sore and inflamed (years after being ill) that it was not ready to accept a baby.
Originally Posted by alzora
I had been very ill with a gangrenous appendix (which created adhesions in my abdomen) but I think it just took forever for my body to return to normal inside but in the meantime I was breaking my heart because I could not have a baby.Could it be that your body is still healing itself? If so wait as patiently as possible till that magical day when you find you are pregnant again. Nature has its own agenda and I wished that I had understood what was happening to me because I would not have experienced so much grief.
Unfortunately my adhesions reared their ugly heads and caused problems with both of my pregnancies but that is another story.
God bless and wishing you happy days.
PS Blade congratulations!!