Thursday, March 12, 2009

My New Man

So I had a new guy up in my vagina today. I went in and had an ultrasound with new doctor to see what's up with my ovaries and talk about next steps.

The Good News: I really like the new doctor so far. First of all, you can have a conversation without him assuming that you are building a lawsuit. Secondly he actually pointed stuff out to me on the ultrasound screen and explained what he was looking at. I was so shocked I almost fell out of the stirrups. By the end of the appointment I was so pleased that I could have tongue kissed him.

The Not So Good News: New doctor says that the spotting I had this past weekend was probably my period since my lining was so thin. However, my ovaries still haven't calmed down and I still have some big follicles. (I kind of expected this because I have felt a lot of movement in my ovaries.) So we (new doctor and I) don't know what the hell is going on. I am back on the pill today and we'll check again in a few weeks. New doctor says that best case scenario I will be able to cycle in May. So let's hope that the lusty month of May is my lucky month.

I started this whole IVF process in October. At that time I really truly never thought I wouldn't get through a cycle until six months later (assuming I can cycle in May). What a freakin' bag of crap. OK, I'm done complaining about it. It's time to look forward to something new and different that might actually get me a baby. Does anyone else ever think to themselves, "If all this works I still have to be pregnant for nine months too???"

20 comments:

Nicole said...

I am so glad your appt went well! And I agree with your last line: are you kidding me?

kirke said...

Your new doctor sounds awesome. I completely approve of the new man in your life. :)

humbird97 said...

Hey, no man had concentrated THAT long down there until my RE. ;-) So, he better be worth it.

Melissa said...

Glad to hear you had an actual normal RE to patient or human being to human being conversation.

Word to the last line! I have thought about that. I'm going to be just as stressed after a bfp...(assuming one occurs...)

Leslie Laine said...

So glad things went well with the new RE.

As for being pregnant for 9 months, it's occurred to me, but I've decided I'll cross that bridge...

Michelle said...

Well I am happy to hear you like your new doctor. But I am so sorry that it has taken so long, your right it is a "bag of crap"!

invitroveritas said...

For nine whole months. I think about that every day. Those 'get pregnant by looking at each other' could spend 12 months on the whole thought process. Lets get pregnant. We're pregnant. Yay! We have a baby. They kind of bug me. New doc sounds WAAAAAY better. That's a good sign.

Caroline said...

Glad to hear that your new Doctor sounds better than the previous one. It sucks that you have had to wait for so long to get through an IVF cycle. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that May is your lucky month...That means a February baby, right?

Sarah said...

hooray for non arrogant doctors!

Glad you like him.

princessoftides said...

Oh my, yes, I think about the timing of all this every day. And now that I'm starting to think about adoption it starts adding years, not months, to the process. Egads.

So glad the new RE is so much better!!

Shinejil said...

I hear you on the "Oh, and I have to be pregnant, too?" front, esp. because IF meds seems to provoke symptoms exactly like the 1st trimester. It can feel like you've been struggling through the longest pregnancy ever.

Thank the goddess your new RE seems to be a much better doctor. I hope the ovaries calm down a touch and get psyched up for May.

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

The up-side of those nine loooong months is they will erase all the unhappiness and calamity and uncertainty of what you have been (and continue to) going through with the cancelled cycles and all that.

But nine months is a loooong time. And after you've been through all this, they will seem even longer, because there'll be so much riding on them.

Not to discourage you or anything (I hope!) You'll get there soon!

Bluebird said...

Laughed out loud at your first sentance! But I'm glad you like your new doctor. The whole "building a lawsuit" thing is beyond infuriating. I sometimes wonder if I get it more than othoers since I'm in law, but I think its just the way they are. Besides, who am I to think they actually know anything about me, personally, anyway?! Ugh.

Lorza said...

A freakin' bag of crap. I love it. At some point in the future I am going to steal that phrase! I am glad you have a good new doctor that is good enough to tell you HE DOESN"T KNOW what is going on, but is going to try and figure it out. Sometimes they don't know, but what is the litmus of a good doctor is when they admit that...and try to fix it.

I started in November.and totally thought we would cycle in December or January. WAAA HAA HAA. We are still getting testwork done. Infertility treatments would make Job a pissed off impatient person!!!

yes, I too think about going through all this and having to be preggo for TEN months. Crazy. yup, count it up. TEN months.

Good luck to ya chickie!

Shannon said...

I am totally with you on the being pregnant for nine more months thing. Like is there no way to speed up the process. most people have no idea what it really takes for some people to get/stay pregnant!

womb for improvement said...

The new Doc sounds like a welcome change. As for the last line. I'm almost the other way round, I am putting so much emphasis on getting pregnant that I am in danger of forgetting the end result! (sorta)

strongblonde said...

glad you finally have someone who seems legit! :)

i think about that 9 month thing all of the time. ....after 3 years of ttc it is just a drop in the bucket, though!

Eve said...

Ugh, I feel time ticking away like water running through my fingers! I started my second round of IF testing last October and had NO idea that I would only have two cycles under my belt by now.

I guess I should've gotten knocked up in college instead of worrying about being responsible and stuff.

Who knew?

Hang in there! I'm glad you're focusing on the positive, but feel FREE to complain...this ain't no cake walk!

Eve

Erica said...

Um, yes, I do. I figure that I'll have severe all-day sickness too, as my mom was VERY sick with all 3 of us. I just hope that I don't look like one of those swollen up pregnant girls - you know, where your nose spreads across your whole face and your ass triples in size. But, if karma is a real thing - then I'm gonna end up that way because I HOPE that everyone who gets pregnant (excluding IFs) blows up like a f**king balloon.

Happy you like your new RE. Makes a huge difference!

The Pifer's said...

HAHAHAHA I had to laugh at the beginning of this post!!!! I am praying for you and hope you don't mind me following your journey!

Tiffany
http://thepiferfamily.blogspot.com/

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