Monday, April 16, 2007

Moving forward

I called my OB/GYN this morning for three reasons.

1) I needed my next round of Clomid called in.

2) I needed to let the insurance handler lady know to get my next IUI pre-approved.

3) I wanted to ask about a referral to a new R.E.

When my insurance changed in January, my old R.E. was no longer covered. The office that was now covered is actually familiar to me. The R.E. I had in '06 (Dr. Keller) actually used to work there. And a friend of mine was actually going there. My friend didn't have great things to say about the office or her doctor. I was less than thrilled. (She has sinced switched to Dr. Keller.)

When I let Dr. Keller know that I was going to have to change doctors, I told her about my concerns about her old office. She didn't say anything bad about the office but she hemmed and hawed enough to let me know that I wasn't wrong. She also recommended two of the doctors in the office. She specifically said that one of them would probably fit my personality better. (I should have asked what that meant. I think she's calling me high maintenance. Hahaha)

Now, the friend of mine that had gone to the new R.E.'s office had already told me it took her nearly 3 months to get a new patient appointment so that was another tick against them. I wanted to start IUIs as soon as my body healed from the miscarriage.

I was nervous as hell because I really didn't want to go. I also had to change GYNs because of my insurance change. That wasn't any great burden, really. My GYN had actually recently moved to California and I'd only seen the new one once. She was nice enough, but nothing to rave about.

I like my new GYN quite a bit and it turned out that she was able to do IUIs in her office. No referral to an R.E. required. Since we got pregnant on our first IUI last time, I was obviously overjoyed.

Clearly, we weren't quite as lucky this time.

So today I figured that I'd call the new R.E.'s office and make an appointment. I figured it would take 3 months to get an appointment, giving me time for at least 2 more IUIs through my GYNs office and not much lag in between.

Much to my surprise, the first open appointment for Dr. Moley - my new R.E.- was May 8th. Less than a month from now.

So, I picked up my Clomid, and in just under 2 weeks I'll have another IUI with my GYN. If I ovulate when I expect, I'll be approximately 11dpo when I see the new R.E. I really hope that appointment is pointless and wasteful. Hopefully I'll already be pregnant. But if not, I'm prepared.

I think that's probably a good thing. While I dread going to an office that has a bad reputation (long waits, lost bloodwork, poor attitudes) I do like going back to an actual infertility specialist. My infertility coverage is amazingly good. May as well take advantage of it. I hope this might include some monitoring and maybe a trigger shot.

Since I have such notoriously horrid trouble with OPKs I'd like to get a little more aggressive if I'm not pregnant after this IUI.

All in all, it was a day of planning. Mostly for the worst-case-scenario. I have high hopes that it won't come to that, but I like to plan for the worst and hope for the best.

So, speaking of moving (forward, that is) it's time to get off my butt and take my ovary swelling pills.

Ahh.. sweet Clomid.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Good update.
Praying w/you that your RE appt is wasteful! ;)