Thursday, July 2, 2009
Appointment with Dr. Ob/Gyn
I had my post-surgery follow up with Dr. Ob/Gyn yesterday. Everything has healed well and I'm good to go and get pregnant! She has a spunky personality and I really liked talking to her.
Overall, she was very reassuring about my fertility woes, although she also had a sound of surprise in her voice at a few things I told her. In a weird way this was also reassuring in letting me know that I am not just going crazy and things are not quite normal...
#1 - I showed her DH's SA most recent numbers to get her opinion about an IUI. First, she said in that surprised, not-quite normal voice when I pointed out the 10% motility, "Is that pre-surgery or post-surgery?" However, she then took my own pen from my hand, leaned over my notepad, and wrote "IUI" in big bold letters. She said she thinks we definitely have a great shot with IUI's. She must have been able to tell I'm a stress case, and it made me laugh that she wrote that in my notebook.
#2 - I told her about my spotting (again). She asked if it was 1-2 days before my period, and I said, "No, more like 10." Surprised voice, "Oh, really?" But then said it's probably hormonal and not a big deal (I wonder how many times I'm going to hear that??). Take the progesterone, she said. She also said it could still be residual healing from the fibroid removal, but this cycle my spotting was exactly like it's always been, so I doubt it. I just don't think doctors know what to do about it, really.
#3 - I told her about my FSH & estrogen levels on cd 3 (8.7 & 68 respectively). Again got the surprised voice, "How old are you?" (28) that quickly turned into, "That is still very normal." I think she said things are normal and fine about 10 times, and I liked that. She said to just keep monitoring my FSH and if it starts creeping up to get more aggressive, but that it is a normal number.
She sent me off and told me to go have an IUI and get pregnant! At this point I feel like she might have been down-playing things a little too much, but I think I needed that, you know? It's not like I'm going to run out and really think we're normal...but it helped keep me calm. It was nice to have an encouraging doctors appointment. :)