Tuesday, April 25, 2006

New Docs

Its official, I cut ties with the evil gyn and now have myself appointments with 2 new new docs a reproductive endocrinologist and an OB/GYN - a good one (or so I am told). I had the distinct pleasure of calling the (evil) office to cancel my upcoming appointment. "No I DO NOT want to reschedule" Ahhh, moving on from her feels good. Now because I am a new patient with my new doctor, I have to wait a month to be seen, but I am going on vacation for 2 weeks anyway (very excited about it!!!) and really there is no more rush so....whatever.

New 10 year plan - get pregnant before I turn 40. No rush. Just would like to get there eventually.

New philosophy - roll with the punches

Monday, April 24, 2006

Freak of nature

yep, thats me. I got the infertility double whammy. I have a malformed uterus on top of my PCOS. Woo hoo! I did have my consult with the fertility doc today and she seemed very cool. She also gave me the name of a GYN practice that can best deal with all of my girly issues. I have to have a super fancy ultrasound to see things up close and personal and then I will know more. As of now I can still get preg it is just going to take a team of people and a LOT of time. So thanks for sticking with me and listening!

Friday, April 21, 2006

The short of it

So my test on Wednesday. Lets just say that it sucked. Bordered on traumatic. I totally melted down into tears in the middle of it. I am better now and I think the results are OK. So thats a plus.

I had posted a detailed description of the day, which was up for about 10 min, before I decided that sometimes it really is too much information.

So the only slightly ironic and slightly comical part of all of it was that my 2 male doctors (yes it took 2 doctors and 2 hours to get it to work) were about my age (30ish) and H.O.T. I felt like I was on a TV show. Why couldn't they have been middle aged bald guys? It was very strange to think "if I were single I would have totally flirted with this guy at a bar" right before he explains the purpose of the stirrups . Yeah. Thanks buddy. I get it.

Monday, April 17, 2006


Went shopping today for the low-carb, low-sugar, gonna- make-me-ovulate diet. I bought tofu ice cream (because there is no way I can give it up completely).

SO not the same. (sigh.)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


I am just hanging out waiting for my test (next Wed), but I am trying to see if there is something I can do to help things along in the meantime. I have been reading up on the PCOS and supposedly I can help make things better by going on a low-carb diet. I have never actually been on a diet before. And getting rid of carbs??? That includes ice cream! I am not sure I can do that. I love carbs. I love bread....but I also like control. Hmmm. Could I give up ice cream for control over my ovaries??? I guess we will find out. I ordered a PCOS diet book that is supposed to tell me how to do it. Also recommended was the Zone. Anyone been on that one? Is it torture?

Now, before all you people who know me get bent out of shape...I am not planning on losing any weight. Promise. But supposedly by eating different things I can make my ovaries a little less cycstic and that sounds good to me. But no ice cream...really???

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Women of the world

Hubby's hard work paid off. He has been asking every female he can find if they can recommend a gyn or a fertility doc and he hit pay dirt when he asked my SIL. She is a member of a mothers group that is HUGE and has an email network. She threw a few questions out to the group and I have gotten at least 50 responses!!! Many of them went through the infertility thing and gave great advice and of course now they are in the mom's group so that gives me hope!! I love that women are so willing to share. Girls Rock.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Big Thanks

Dear blogger friends,
Thank you SO much for your support and advice! I really appreciate it. It helps to know that I am not going crazy and not turning into an annoying patient (Ok, maybe just a little) but I have good reason.

I had no idea that blogging could connect me to such supportive new friends. I knew it would reconnect me to my southern Podunk girls (which has been wonderful!), but I also wanted to give a big shout-out to one belle who called her buddy that lives near me and got me some good referrals. THANKS!! I have been asking around. Even hubs has been asking around! Can you imagine? “Excuse me, my wife needs a new gynecologist. Do you have a recommendation?” I am not kidding. The man has no fear.

I also took the next step and got an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist at a fertility center. I want to see what the experts have to say. I still have to have my oh-so-fun test before the appointment but hopefully by the end of the month we can move forward a little more.