Hello all, just wanted to provide an update on my situation. So we did an IUI procedure last month to get pregnant but were not successful and are trying again this month. As part of the IUI treatment, I had to have a transvaginal ultrasound done twice and have a speculum inserted for the actual IUI insemination. My doctor was very understanding and she briefed the sonographer and the nurse who did the procedures on my condition. I took a Valium before each visit to the doctors office and they were very patient and worked with me. It takes a while (at least 15 to 30 minutes) but we have been able to insert the ultrasound probe and speculum all the way in each time.
I have also made progress during my pelvic floor physical therapy sessions. My therapist is very happy with my progress at the sessions. But until today, I was not able to insert the dilator all the way in on my own at home. I usually give up after 10 to 15 minutes when I hit a sore or painful spot and usually only get about one inch in. But today, I decided to continue slowly and after about 30 minutes or so, I managed to insert the dilator all the way in. It’s the smallest dilator that I have been using for months but it still felt like a huge achievement for me and wanted to share it with y’all.
I feel more confident now about overcoming this condition. I know it’s taking some time now but at least I consciously know that it is possible to insert a dilator/ultrasound probe/speculum/finger. So with time and practice, hopefully insertion and penetration will be possible without too much difficulty.