This morning I spat in a sample tube and sent off my DNA in a bag to find out what genetic diseases could potentially affect our child. It’s an interesting test, particularly because I’m adopted and don’t have much family medical history. They check for hundreds of diseases including Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular atrophy, and one I found quite interesting, a disease called Pseudocholinesterase Deficiency, which is a sensitivity to drugs used for surgical Anesthesia. It’s all very intriguing, but how will I react and what happens if one of these diseases come back positive is really the question I should be asking? What would I do if Cystic Fibrosis came up positive? Or can they actually do something during the IVF process to illuminate this disease potentially affecting our child? It’s all a bit of a hazy area right now.
Then this afternoon I had a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to investigate the shape of my uterine cavity and the shape and patency of the fallopian tubes. All looked good, but without going into specifics of the test, it wasn’t exactly pleasant.
It was made worse by the 3 hour car trip home in peak hour traffic afterwards.
So now we wait for all the results to come in, then in a month go back in to the IVF clinic to get the results and make plans for the next step.
Aside from the testing done today, I did receive in the mail a bib from the Gayby Baby Documentary team for my contribution to the crowd funded campaign for their documentary. It is so adorable and I can’t wait to put it on our baby!