Ok, I'm gonna talk about me first this time and then try to squeeze the personals in after. The ob/gyn visit was really good!!! He spent a long time with me. He was actually interested in my charts! And he was very encouraging. He took my word on everything I said as well, which I am not used to in a doctor. He did have me do bloodwork, and is testing just about everything under the sun including my thyroid and prolactin (which he thinks could be a problem) and my egg reserve too. He said if my egg reserve is low we will consider more aggressive treatment but for now he wants me to start Prometrium to kick in my period, and then Clomid day 5-9 (50 mg). Of course the caveat to that is, will I be having gallbladder surgery or something else? But he said that we should know if I am before I am even done with the prometrium, so I can postpone the Clomid if it turns out I need to have surgery or some other serious treatment.
He also said that he thinks i am an excellent candidate for VBAC and that he has only a 5% percent section rate with his patients and that he is a big believer that sections are rarely necessary. That was super exciting for me, and also a little sad, because I know that even if he helps me get pregnant, we will probably not be living here for much longer. So, I finally got a doc I like right before we move. Oh well..maybe he can help and at least I felt like he was listening to me.
There were some bad things though. He didn't want to test T3 and T4 because he thinks it's unneccessary. UGH. But i will be very interested to see if my #'s have changed since I last had it tested. He also is not really a believer in pcos. He said he thinks I probably have some hormone issues and he thinks it is probably thyroid or prolactin related.
Oh! And I asked him about the spotting I had on CD 20,21,and 22 and whether he thought it might be something to worry about or progesterone issues or what and he said probably nothing to worry about, he thinks it is related to whatever hormonal issue is causing my crazy cycles. Hmmm. So, I'm going back in 6 weeks. I'm excited to hopefully be starting Clomid soon!!!
In my other health news, I am having an MRI Friday morning of my gb, pancreas, liver, and surrounding ducts. I am really hoping the MRI will show whatever they need to see to fix me up so that I do not have to have the scope next week, which I am terrified of, esp. after googling and finding out that you have to be awake while they put a tube down your throat!!! For maybe 2 plus hours! And that it can have some serious complications. I am tempted actually to not even do it. But we'll see what the MRI shows.
Let me see if I can rememer everyone's stuff..
Milkshake- HOORAY!!!! Praying for a sticky bean!! I hope this is it!!!! Don't feel one bit bad about all that lovin' you and DH have been doing. I'm all for it. LIke Monkey said, what a great hobby!!! And it is great for your relationship.
Wissa- I DO wonder why everything has to be so complicated, especially right now while I feel like I'm living at the hospital/doctor's office! And Dh's work is about sick of it too, since he has taken off work so much lately to watch DS and/or take me to the Dr. Anyway, I am so sorry to hear about your rib pain, that does sound like possible endo. Have you tried taking alot of vitamin C? I went to a naturopath's women's health seminar once who said that endo can be killed by taking a ton of vitamin C. I have no idea if that is true but her argument was that endo is basically a fungus and you just have to get it under control. I have the exact amount written down somewhere but maybe you could google it too if you're interested.
Monkey- For what it's worth, I can't stand female ob.gyns. I have never had a bad experience with a man but both times i went to a woman, it was horrible. They were uncaring, didn't listen to me, and dismissed my problems. I will never see a female ob.gyn again!!! I also feel creeped out by a woman messing with my privates, so I guess I'm the opposite of you! It just doesn't feel right to me! I agree with whoever said men want to fix stuff. I have found the female doctors just want to be RIGHT about stuff, and the male doctors want to find something that works. Also, don't give up on your body. God gave you an amazing body, so keep up the faith in that.
Praha- I really hope your new regimen does the trick!!! Sounds very promising!! Also, that is horrible about the doctor who gave you the time limit on decision making! That definitely sounds suspicious, not to mention horrible. I think you did the right thing too!
cbaa- I hope the Clomid is just the thing! Also, glad to hear you aren't having side effects so far.
LTB- You'll have to let us know about your test results! Maybe that will tell you something that will be helpful. I can see where you would be worried that saying no before means you won't get another chance quickly, but maybe you will. The right foster child will come along! Hang in there.
Beloved- when are you testing? Sounds like you just *know*..but i know it's hard to wait to see that test. It also sounds like your life is still a little chaotic..do you think your guy would react well to a pregnancy? I hope this all works out in a wonderful way for you.