Sunday, September 6, 2009

Injectables, Here we Come!


Unfortunately on top of everything else going on right now, we had BFN #10. I am completely done with our OB and have been for some time now. I did some research on REs in our area and emailed one with a few questions. They got back to me immediately so I set up a consultation appointment. We went in on Wed and he briefly went over what we had tried so far. He wasn't impressed and asked who our OB was with a sour look on his face. He brought up some of the exact concerns I had expressed to Trina and had brought up with our last OB. He wanted to do an HSG, blood work and ultrasound then to move onto injectables if all came back normal. He asked us when she was due to start her period. We said Friday. He looked up and casually said "Oh, well these tests need to be done before her period. We don't want to waste a cycle testing, so how about I just fit you in for everything tomorrow morning. How's 8 or 8:30?" We were in shock! We went in for a consult a mere 2 days before her period fully expecting to have to take a cycle off to do testing and paperwork and such. He walked us out to the check out desk and told the girl to schedule us for all 3 procedures for the next morning. We walked out of there with our heads spinning. 

The next morning we arrived at the office as glorified walk-ins and expected to be there for hours. Surprisingly, we were taken back within 15mins. Trina had her vitals taken and was given a gown to change into. I was told I'd have to wait in the room while she had her HSG done in a surgery suite. She was SO nervous because of the violent reactions she had to the 3 IUI's we had done. I hated that she had to go alone. I opened my book and was only 3 pages in when she was back and smiling! I couldn't believe it! I had read that an HSG takes 15-30mins and if she was gone for 15min, it sure didn't feel like it. She handed me a printout of her xrays and showed me her two open tubes. We were ecstatic as we walked back to the lobby to wait for our 2 other "procedures". We barely even sat down before another nurse called her back. We were taken into a room and told that it was time to draw blood. I told the nurse that Trina was a needlephobe and would have to lay down. She didn't seem bothered at all. She hit the vein on the first try and was done in a flash. Trina was amazed at how quick and painless it was. The nurse told us when were ready, we could go into the next room to get the ultrasound. We headed over and once again there was no wait. A nurse came in and told Trina to strip from the waist down and hop on the table. A moment later our RE came in and started the u/s. He explained everything he saw and said Trina has super ovaries with a great egg reserve. We were walking to our car at 8:54. Less than one hour to do 3 procedures as walk-ins. I've never heard of such a thing. We were giddy.

A few hours later his nurse called to see how the appointment went and to remind Trina to call her when she started her period. She said she had ordered our meds based on the test results from that day. Less than 5 min later the pharmacy called to say that our meds would be on our doorstep before 3 the next afternoon. These people do not play around. Never in my life have I seen a medical establishment work so efficiently or politely. Now I know how rock stars must feel. This is definitely our cycle. I just know it. :)

10 comments:

Craving of Motherhood said...

Congratulations... Sounds like things are going in the right direction!

mulberry said...

it is such a great feeling to be working with people who know what they are doing and relate to you like it can happen and there is a plan. i know it made all the difference to us.

N said...

That's really awesome. I'm so glad that everything went so well with the new guy, and am excited that you guys are going to move on to something new. That always made me feel better.

Heidi said...

How awesome!! If only all RE's could be so wonderful!!

Yeah for injectables and moving forward!!

Carrie said...

this post made me smile so hard!!! glad you found a good doctor, i feel optimistic that he's going to take good care of you :)

Belle said...

How wonderful! I'm so glad to hear how awesome things went! It must be so great to go somewhere and get things done! So much progress! Can't wait to hear how things go.

Stacey said...

brilliant! such great news, you girls deserve this break.

2momswithaplan said...

That is AWESOME! It is such a great feeling to find someone who really knows what they are doing! This IS your cycle... I am so excited for you ladies!

fruitlooped said...

Awesome! I love it when things go right for a change :O)

thebao said...

What. I am moving to your town! Your doctor's office sounds unbelievably fantastic. My HSG took over my life for a whole day!