So, yesterday was our second IUI.  We actually ended up only doing a single IUI this time instead of a double.  So, I did my trigger shot on Wednesday night, intercourse Thursday morning, and my IUI Friday morning.  My IUI was going along just fine, the semen was in, and the equipment was coming out when…


Yeah.  Not a sound you want to hear when you’ve got medical equipment up your hoo-ha.  Then I heard…


Again.  Not good.

“It looks like the catheter snapped, and it’s stuck in your cervix, so I’m going to have to reach in and pull it out.”

Excuse me????

Yeah.  That was about the suckiest experience I’ve ever had in my life, and it left me with horrible cramps that made it impossible for me to get off of the couch all day.  All I can say is, this better work, because I NEVER want to do that again.  Never.

Anyhow, now I’m just starting the dreaded two-week wait.  To help pass the time, I thought I’d return to my Face of Infertility project.  I’ll take a picture for each day of my two-week wait, and I’ll post them every few days.

Cycle Day 15, Day of IUI

If you previously missed my Face of Infertility project, you can find those posts here, here, here, here, and here.


Also, I sent out an e-mail about Christmas cards.  I’m sure I missed some people, so I apologize.  If you didn’t get an e-mail from me, and you would like a card, please let me know!


  1. Oh Erin!! That sounds AWFUL… eeek. I’m so sorry you were in pain all day, but I hope something wonderful comes from it!! Sending so many positive thoughts / vibes your way!! 🙂
    .-= Shop Girl*´s last blog ..Shop Girl Shares the state that i am in & Kinetic Wave Scuptures* =-.

  2. Okay, I cringed when I read that. How are you feeling today? And HOW does that happen? I hope this is it so you never have to go through anything like that again. Your facial expression in that picture is so telling of your day. 🙁

  3. That picture breaks my heart.

    I’ve been there with the catheters. When I was hospitalized in January, they kept trying to shove the wrong size up my hoo-ha, VERY PAINFUL and then they realized it was too large a size. Whenever I’m admitted I have to have them because my kidneys such major ass.

    Sending a lot of good thoughts for this IUI!
    .-= barbetti´s last blog ..Thankful =-.

  4. Oh, Erin! I am so sorry. I cannot even imagine what that must have felt like. 🙁
    I hope you are getting lots of rest today. Don’t you dare leave that couch! I have found heating pads can really help, but I will continue to pray as well!
    .-= Classroom Confessions´s last blog ..Thanksgiving= Family, Food, and Fun! =-.

  5. Yuck. And waiting sucks. I’ll be thinking about you!!!!
    .-= Jen V.´s last blog ..Dear God, =-.

  6. Ouch, indeed! That’s awful!
    .-= Britt´s last blog ..I am Most Thankful for Them =-.

  7. Oh my gosh, that sounds horrible and so painful!
    But hopefully it was worth it and you will finally get your BFP in 2 weeks just in time for Christmas!
    Hope you feel better soon!!!

  8. Oh no what a horrible experience!!

    That face makes me want to give you a big hug. I’ll pray something wonderful comes from such a nasty experience.
    .-= Emily Jane´s last blog ..Traditions and Wishes and a Well-Dressed Little Tree =-.

  9. OMG those can break?!

    .-= Erini CS´s last blog ..Aural-gasm: My Gold Mask giveaway winner! =-.

  10. Um what? That sounds like the worst experience on earth!
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed and think baby thoughts for you!
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..The New Love of my Life =-.

  11. OUCH! That sounds awful!! Catheters always cramp me up even when done correctly… ugh! So sorry Erin. Good luck with this cycle!!! I hope you start feeling better soon 🙂

  12. OK, this is my GIANT HUG to you because OUCH.

    Take care of yourself, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you love.

  13. I’ll be thinking of you.
    .-= Stevie´s last blog ..Bright =-.

  14. Ouch! My cramps are horrible now so reading that didn’t really help. Praying for you & sending positive vibes your way!
    .-= steph anne´s last blog ..My Crazy Family & Happy Thanksgiving! =-.

  15. Ouch. I am shuddering just thinking about it. Praying that it works.
    .-= Bluebelle´s last blog ..A Lovely Weekend II =-.

  16. Oh, Erin. What a horrible experience that must have been, I’m so sorry! Your sad face gives me a sad face.
    .-= Kaci´s last blog ..Help! I’m indecisive =-.

  17. Oh Goodness. I hate waiting for anything and this type of wait must be awful.

    You are one strong woman.

  18. Oh honey, that story is awful. 🙁 When I woke up from my recent surgery, I YELLED because there was a catheter in my (as you put it) “hoo-ha” and I didn’t know WHAT IT WAS. I can’t imagine it breaking.

    You are so brave. I admire you more than I can say. Sending prayers and thoughts your way!

    .-= Lauren From Texas´s last blog ..Taking time. =-.

  19. OMG that sounds terrible. OUCH! I’m so sorry that blows. I’ll be cringing when they start removing it my IUI in two weeks…EEK.

    Hope you’re feeling better and you never have to endure another IUI. I hope you get great news in two weeks!
    .-= Al´s last blog ..Giving Thanks =-.

  20. Oh darlin, that sounds horrible.

    I’m so so sorry you had to deal with that. I couldn’t imagine your pain. I have migraines almost daily as of late so being uncomfortable all day long in any possible fashion isn’t good at all.

    You have more strength than many women I know.

    Thoughts and prayers your way darlin!
    .-= Liv´s last blog ..Give a Goat… =-.

  21. Just when you think things could never get any worse, something breaks off in your cervix.

    I know how you fe….

    just kidding love, I have no idea how you feel, but if your face in that picture is any hint, I’m sure it’s achy, hopeful, ACHY, ACHY and HOPEFUL.

    Thinking of you!

  22. Aww honey I’m so sorry you had a bad experience. I can’t even imagine how awful it was to have her…go get that. Seriously. Big hug!
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Weekend recap: Thanksgiving food insanity and shopping! =-.

  23. Wow, I can’t even imagine! I’m so sorry it was so painful. I have an extremely low tolerance for pain so I know I would’ve been yelling and screaming.

    You are a strong woman and I’ll be thinking of you during these 2 weeks! Feel better!
    .-= Stephany´s last blog ..I Am Thankful. =-.

  24. *hugs*

    All I can think of is ow. 🙁

  25. I’m nominating your faces of infertility for best blog series if that’s a category. You are so strong miss, and you have the patience of a saint. I can’t wait for something to change so you can have some more relief & comfort in at least one part of your life. <3

  26. Ouch, definitely! I’m sorry you had to deal with that.

    I’ve got my fingers crossed for you, dear.
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..More Clearly Myself =-.

  27. Man, you’re a trooper.
    This post made me cringe just reading it; I can’t imagine what that must have felt like.
    Hugs from across the miles.
    .-= nora´s last blog ..Giving Thanks, Seriously =-.

  28. Oh my gosh honey. Do you think having so many people on your side helps? It should help. We all want this for you SO BADLY.
    .-= nicoleantoinette´s last blog ..intensity, grey’s anatomy, and the potentially destructive habit of living on the edge =-.

  29. Oh Erin! That sounds so horrible, I can’t even imagine. Sending hugs and good thoughts.

  30. Wow–they really know how to make a crappy situation crappier.

    I hate the waiting too–here’s to the next few days just flying by for both of us!

  31. Ouch, ouch, ouch! I am SO sorry that happened, and I am crossing my fingers and toes that this is the last time you have to deal with this.

    Hoping things are going better for you today! Major hugs, lady!
    .-= E.P.´s last blog ..Seasons of change =-.

  32. Your face alone shows how much pain you were likely in. Oh dear. I just hope that by today – Tuesday – you’re feeling much better, at least physically. I’m keeping my fingers crossed hun!
    .-= MinD´s last blog ..Three year itch. =-.

  33. ugh erin that’s awful i’m so sorry. my fingers are crossed for you guys that this time goes well.
    .-= katelin´s last blog ..A wedding woo! =-.

  34. Oh no! That does not sound like a fun way to spend an afternoon at all! And you just never want to hear anything along the lines of hmmm, oops, or uh oh when you’re in that kind of situation!

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