2DPO - update and RANT about our clinic ! Sorry for the long post !
Ok.... so we can officially be moved to waiting to know.Ok, first things first, an update about us.
After an anovulatory cycle, we had a wierd one. Our OPK was negative on the morning of CD12 but positive at 2PM. It was the first time that we decided to test twice each day, partly because I was scared that we missed O last month because of only testing in the morning as prescribed by our clinic. So it was positive and since our clinic only does IUI's at 8AM, we went in on CD13, at 18 hours past positive OPK. I am glad we tested because that morning, the OPK was actually negative, meaning that we wouldnt have known to go if we had only tested in the morning... and we would have missed O again.
The big dilemma was whether to go in again on the morning of CD14 or not... After reading alot in Brill's book and online, we decided to take the chance and go. At 42 hours past positive OPK, that insem was a bit later than recommended but since I read that some women can O as far as 48 hours past OPK and considering that the egg lives for 24 hours, I thought it was still a decent enough chance. Also, DP's temp had gone up a bit but nit all the way, so we figured she had already Oed but that it was recent.
So... if this one works out.... we would have conceived for DP's birthday (March 8th) and the baby would be born for my birthday (Dec 7th)........ wouldnt that be cool Second... I need to vent !!
I do NOT like our clinic (Procrea). Actually, I am growing to hate it. I have past experience in another clinic in Montreal and it was so different. Unfortunalely, we now live in Quebec city and Procrea is the ONLY place where we can go for IUI. So why do I hate it you ask ? Where to start.....
Well lets start with sunday ! We arrive at 8AM, along with 6 or 7 other couples who all had had their positive OPK's that morning. It is a first come-first served thing... so what happens ? We all end up lining up OUTSIDE in the VERY COLD morning, waiting for it to be exactly 8 for them to unlock the door. That sucked. We couldnt wait in the car because people were arriving and it could make the difference between having the IUI done at 815 or at 930 !
Then, we go in (we were first yay !) and go get ready for the IUI. The IUI rooms suck. They are rooms but somehow, they decided to put in curtains rather than doors... so you can hear everything happening in every other adjoining rooms. Why not put a door ??? Anyway so we get ready and then comes in this unknown doctor. Ok we expect that since they are opened 7 days a week and have 3 clinics, it wont always be our doctor...... but what I DO have a problem with is that this guy comes in, says hi distractedly, looks at our chart, pops between DP's legs, does the IUI and walks out. All this took 2 minutes tops. And in those minutes, he never bothered to tell us his name............ how unprofessional is that ! We ended up having to ask the nurse on the way out...
Ok so we come back on CD 14 right... not quite in line with the clinic's "you-come-on-the-day-of-positive-opk-and-the-next-and-thats-it" and we are first welcomed by a nurse. She looks at our chart and looks at me with this "what the heck" look on her face. I explain about the late OPK and baout reading and about temp not being fully "up" yet... and she answers "once you decide on a method you forget all others" meaning to stop looking at other signs........ that is against everything I know about TTC which says to look at MANY signs and not rely on just one.... Then the DR comes in.... our Dr this time... He comes in with something looking like a 21 year old teenager, presenting him as Dr Something......... ( I guess he was an intern but they didnt say) and doesnt ask if we are ok with his presence ! One look at DP confirmed that she was NOT ok with his presence so I said so and he left...... but is it me or they should have asked ?
Arrrgggg...... there is so much more that I could rant about.... the fact that they dont offer any sort of personalized service.... thay they dont offer any help when this is DP's 8th cycle over 2 years...... They checked her tubes after 6 tries but when we came back this year, they didnt offer anything else but the same strategy that hadnt worked for 6 months...
Anyway so I hate my clinic..... and I miss my old one.
Thanks for reading if you made it all the way to this !!