Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Up close and personal with Dr. Wonderful

Tuesday (I guess that would be yesterday) we had our first appt with the RE, we’ll call him Dr. Wonderful* for now.

Unfortunately (but fortunately for me) several of my close friends has been to him and they each RAVED about how great he was.  One of the warned me he talks fast, and that was spot.on.  But it wasn’t talksofastitsannoying so, I can deal.

Anyway -

We went over the book of paperwork we brought in with a resident first – she took our unremarkable medical history and then Dr. Wonderful came in and got right to the point.  Which I like, because I don’t like to mess around.

He went over what we would do first, and then he said the magic words, “we will talk about where to go next”. Not “and then you’ll start X medicine without any further discussion”. Individualized treatment is so key, in my opinion, so it’s refreshing to see that he appears on board with that.

So we got up close and personal in the exam room, he told me I have beautiful ovaries and a tipped uterus. I had blood taken for a genetic screen, got instructions on when to schedule another saline ultrasound and CD3 blood work and a prescription for a zpack. 

Mike got up close and personal with the….uh….sample room.  He said, and I quote, “they put one of those dog pee pad things on a leather chair, how do you think it went?” followed by comments of how he could not touch the 3 playboys or the sharpie to write his name on the container.  And….I can’t say I blame him on that one.

So we are just going through the steps to the next part in this journey.  And while I wish this journey on no one, I am thankful to have such good company.



Anonymous said...

Big hugs I am glad dr wonderful was so great! I can't say I blame your I sit here shuddering!

Mazzy said...

Basing treatment on ACTUAL test results makes me happy. Treat what you FIND, I am not patient #4376 who needs a round of standard "Case protocol."

That's hilarious about your hubby! The first time we went to an RE, J and I couldn't stop giggling like school children. The men's private area had a huge sign on the door that said "THE LIBRARY" and he, too, was terrified to partake in any of the "materials." Shudder.

Prayers this is the first step in the right direction.

Tina said...

So glad you found a great doctor. As one who has a great one now, but had a not-so-great one before, it can make all the difference in the world! And, oh my word, I am so grossed out by the thought of the men's private room. Blech.

Happy ICLW! #49

alison said...

Poor Mike, this made me giggle.

So glad you're getting a personalized treatment plan! :)

And I have a tipped ute too, so... high fives? Or something? We should start a club. ;) xo

Delenn said...

Hope Dr. Wonderful turns out to be awesome for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for good REs! Glad the appointment went well, and you get some say in your treatment.

Annegirrl said...

Mike's comment made me giggle. Tipped ute in the house, here too!

Leslie said...

Yeah for finding a RE who you are happy with! I know that made a big difference for me as they see and know the most intimate details of our lives! Wishing you the best as you move forward!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

It's so hard to get to this point, but so awesome to find good individualized treatment. It's amazing when you realize how "special" a specialist really is. Glad to hear you're taking steps forward...did you already know about the tipped uterus?

Danifred said...

So happy you found a great doctor. Positive vibes and baby dust your way!