On Monday I met with my new RE (“Dr. C”). I’d actually scheduled the appointment a few days after I had the IUI justincase, but I made sure to schedule it far enough in advance of whether AF would show so I could hopefully cancel it. (And, lest I forget, thank you Tanya @theskyandback for recommending Dr. C’s practice!)
The short version is that Dr. C told us many things opposite of Dr. B. Examples:
- Within minutes of meeting me and after reviewing my history, Dr. B said I’d absolutely need another surgery; Dr. C, however, within minutes of meeting me and reviewing my history, said that no doctor would want to touch me again for surgery. Score!
- Dr. C ordered b/w to test my eggs. I haven’t had either egg quantity or quality tests done in several years.
- Early on, I’d asked Dr. B about having a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) performed, since my very first RE back in the day and a previous GYN had recommended the procedure. He told me NOPE, I don’t need it; Dr. C, however, was shocked I’d never had one and immediately scheduled it.
My HSG is scheduled for this Monday. If my tube is indeed blocked, that should answer a lot of questions. Last time my tube was checked for blockage was 3 1/2 years ago during surgery #4, where endometriosis was removed and it was declared “clear.” A lot can happen in 3 1/2 years, so I think it’s definitely wise to have the HSG done.
Dr. C’s personality is much more positive, people-oriented, encouraging, and hopeful. I plan to stick with him. Like everyone else, he recommends IVF. Sigh. I’m absolutely not in any way opposed to IVF, because in my heart I know it’s probably the only way I can conceive, short of a miracle from God (which I also haven’t ruled out). It’s just such a massive decision! I’m testing the waters now, turning the idea over and over in my mind, considering all the decisions to be made (how do I feel about donor eggs? what to do with extra frosties–I’m against destroying, but the idea of donating and having some stranger walking around with our kid(s) freaks me out? how many embies I’m okay with having put in at once? how many cycles are we wiling to try?).
One thing at a time, for now. Fertile window begins tomorrow. Time to again hope this month is The Month.