8.04.2009

Our Date with the R.E.-Take two

Today was our long awaited appointment with our new RE, Dr. Godfather. I say new RE because this is my second one. We tried to go in California to one of the TOP DR'S in the field of PCOS. Our insurance was lacking, we had to pay $250 just for the consultation, the TOP DR. passed us off to someone I will lovingly refer to as Dr. SH (Shithead).

Dr. SH was all magical at first ....made us like him and then turned into the evil, evil man! I would probably equate him to Freddy Krueger, he was a real nightmare!!! Dr. SH started to push an IUI right away, before even doing ANY tests! He handed me a menu (I am NOT kidding) of the services they perform at what they would cost us. We were both overwhelmed because we KNEW that every penny would need to be taken out of our pockets and although Dr. SH seemed hesitant to let us try clomid on our own, he agreed to let us try it for a couple of months.

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I get put on pills to start my period. This weird stuff happened!! I was bleeding pink jelly. I panicked at work...called to track him down and after 30 MINUTES he didn't even remember who I was. I had to keep reminding him about what we had spoken about. And in true Dr. SH manner he said " hmm...we didn't do a pregnancy test on you did we?....You were either pregnant or this is your period!" WAIT...WHAT??? Do you see why he is a SH?!!? He assures me it was probably my period...and we move on.....tells me to call him during my next period or to tell him the clomid worked....

Pick Back Up Here...
Anyway I track him down after my 56 day cycle!!! And he once again forgot who I was ...explained EVERYTHING all over again and he says he wants to see me in his office. He is no longer giving us clomid (even though we agreed he would) without having 3-4 ultrasounds with it! The ultrasounds and office visits are both $250 each!!! ...We parted ways....He was such a SH!!

Ok ...so you can see how apprehensive I was to meet Dr. Godfather today. We got to the office 45 minutes early..sat outside in our car for 20 minutes...I was SOOO nervous I wanted to throw up!! We got inside and waited. We were definitely the youngest couple sitting in the waiting room (which felt good) but hubby said " are we a little too young to do doing this?". Then it was our turn to meet Dr. Godfather.

The apprehension was gone in the first minute!!! We sit down and he says " I just need to start by going off topic and telling you what beautiful handwriting you have!" OK! Who told this doctor the best way to win me over is with compliments?? I instantly loved him!!! We started to chat!! This guy knows his stuff!! He said he wants to start with just clomid and if we choose to do an IUI will be completely up to us! He's not going to rush things! He wants to get me ovulating first and is convinced that the ovulating will be enough because of our young age. I love hearing that...it is nice to be pushing thirty and feel young for something! I of course don't believe that!!! I would love if that worked...but I think we will need more....

Then the disillusionment faded when he said three UGLY words...I swear I wanted to wash his mouth out with soap....low carb diet!!! AAAAGGGHHHH! He feels that a low carb diet and 20 minutes of non-stop movement a day is going to help me BIG time!! GREAT!!! thanks DOC!

It's OK I knew it was coming, I still love him =). So then its time to go to the examination room where he uses my insides to entertain the other four people in the room (with infertility you need to be shameless). Everything looks good...my ovaries (as expected) look like those bumble balls (wiki it if needed) and now on to meet with the nurse.

She threw a lot of information at us. We both needed blood work, he needs a sperm analysis, I need an insulin resistance test, HSG, and a variety of other things. The ball is rolling...we started blood work today. She is testing for pregnancy so we can start me tomorrow on pills to start my period. She will call me tomorrow to let me know to start them and then I have to call her on day 1 and all the testing will begin.

We then met with financial services. We thought we had some type of IVF coverage, we don't! But we do have good coverage for other things so we will just need to get pregnant using those. IVF is NOT a $10,000 option for us....ten thousand dollars...can you BELIEVE that?!!??

I feel good about all this. Dr. Godfather's optimism is refreshing. We both decided we trust his judgement so we will see where this road takes us. Of course, the second we left, I already started to imagine the nursery in my head...What?!? Rome wasn't built in a day!

4 comments:

liberalgranolagirl said...

I'm so happy that y'all found an RE that is kind and willing to work with y'all. It can be such a crapshoot with REs. I have been on Metformin for insulin resistance, eating a lower carb diet and been exercising and it really seems to have helped....or at least I've convinced myself it's helped :p

Good luck and I hope that y'all are able to get PG very soon!

Sarah said...

I'm so happy for you! And totally jealous of your insurance coverage. We have MFI and are going to have to do IVF. Before drugs it starts at $13500. And our insurance only covers diagnostics. It's going to happen for you! Best luck!

Complicated Mama said...

Yayyy! things are looking up :)
So happy for you guys... and dont worry about the low carb thing... bread is over rated... ... ...

Ok not really, but i was trying to be supportive ;) jk

Amaprincess said...

I think low carb might kill me...I mean actually kill me!!!