Thursday, August 9, 2007

My new RE?

Sorry I took so long to update you all on my second opinion! Work has been busy this week. All in all, I liked her a lot better. She didn't really tell us anything new - but for whatever reason, made me feel more comfortable. My old doc? His office was set up with his desk and computer facing the wall - so he would often have his back turned to us when we were talking to him to check his computer - New Doc? Looking at us straight in the eye the whole time. As she was paging through all my records - she was explaining what she was looking for and what it meant. Old Doc would just say that everything 'looked good'.

Edited to add: And also - I forgot to tell you all - she asked who my OB/GYN was. I don't really have one - I was going to my PA for my yearly checkups - which included Paps. She said - well, you will get pregnant! And you'll need a doc for that! There is something else my Old Doc had never even brought up. So, I'm asking the gals in my neighborhood who they use, and will set up a check up with that doc soon too.

I'm 99% sure that we will be switching to this new doc. Changing doctors will mean a pretty significant change in the travel time to appointments, so Aaron and I still need to talk about it. Aaron has already sent a fax to get his records sent over, and my mind is basically made up - but we are a team, and like to make the official decision together. It isn't like we are in a rush to decide - I need to get a sonohysterogram to check out my uterus (for insurance). That can't happen until my next cycle (which should start around August 23rd. And then they would submit for insurance in September. So - I'm thinking October or November at the earliest to get going again on all the IVF stuff.

But it seems like a fresh start, you know?


chicklet said...

Fresh starts are a good thing, cuz even though they can kick you down again, you have a better place to come back from. I hope you do get to switch, and get something new to look forward to.

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

I am so glad that you liked her!

Geohde said...

It all sounds promising. SOmetimes it isn't the difference in what is done, but the approach taken to get there that makes all the difference.

Good luck :)

Chris said...

I'm so glad you got good vibes from the new doc. Sounds like you have made your decision, even if not formally. Looks like we may be cycling around the same time in October, as I just got bumped back too. And I pay cash for everything!

Schatzi said...

I am glad to hear you found an RE that you feel comfortable with (assuming you end up changing). I love that my RE has a great "bedside manner"... it makes the whole experience better for me.

Changing Expectations said...

Fresh starts are like a clean slate. I am glad that you liked your 2nd opinion RE!