I have yet to meet with my actual IVF doctor. Every appointment seems to be more convenient for every other doctor than the one I actually hired. So today, I met with his associate (Dr. D) , whom ironically was my first choice, but was too busy when I picked doctors.
This neither upsets me nor annoys me, but rather a reminder of why I preferred my original fertility doctor. He met with me every time.
This new place is run more like a big business, which is something I generally avoid. I sometimes meet with just a nurse never even seeing a doctor. The nurses change from visit to visit, the consultation specialist is never the same, and so far I have met with a doctor three times, and all three times there was a different doctor. This doesn't exactly bother me, but makes me feel disconnected from the office. I was very attached to my last doctor and his nurses, even his office staff. At this new place, I'm just another patient. They don't know my story, just my chart. That's okay, but I do miss the personal connection with a doctor.
On a different note, Dr. D has been working with my old doctor on research. He said he's not doing well, at all, he retired as a doctor last May due to illness. I don't know what kind, but I could tell he was getting sick before he retired. Hearing he was not doing well made me sad. I loved him so much, he helped me through some of my hardest times, cured me of something no one else could. My only hope is that before he passes away, he meets the Lord. He is a very vocal atheist, but very great man...with an interesting bedside manner.
As far as my appt:
- My cyst grew, second cyst remained the same.
- Fluid in uterus has emptied.
- Birth control pills did not work, and I seem to have had a normal cycle, despite attempts to prevent ovulation.
- My cysts were drained.
- I will remain on birth control for the next three days.
- I will spend two days off.
- Then start shots on Wednesday.
- On Friday, I will go in for an ultrasound and they will then make a determination on when I will do the actual IVF.
- In case you were curious the procedure hurt bad! But I got meds, so it was all good!
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