Had my baseline ultrasound for follistim cycle 4 today and I had a revelation:
Before I go further I will say it has NEVER bothered me as a gynecologist to have a patient with menses - after all thats what I do. But I will say that there is nothing that bothers me more as a patient than bleeding on things. Seriously - other people's blood, no problem - doesn't even phase me. But for some reason when it is my blood it is disgusting.
The other thing as gynecologist is that I have had so much exposure to ultrasound gel over the years that it makes my hands itch like crazy - so to avoid walking around scratching parts of my body that are deemed socially unacceptable, I beg my RE to use surgilube on simon instead. Problem is - its a bit drippy.
So after my ultrasound (and a half hour of sitting and waiting in the room pants-less without the aid of feminine hygiene products) we will just say that I was more than a bit gross. I am usually a carrier of antibacterial hand wipes (yes I am OCD about hand cleaning) and I happened to buy the wrong pack last time and bought baby wipes instead. Not so great for hand cleaning but OOOOHHHH SOOOO GOOD for today. Lets just say I have never been more thankful for something labeled "baby".
So I hope my discovery has been helpful to someone out there - but sorry if I grossed you all out in the mean time!