, what led to the possible PCOS diagnosis? Something in your bloodwork or something else? Hang in there and just go with the process.
I know the travel issue. DH and I have had to miss many important mid-month trysts in the last couple of years because of distance. It's really frustrating to watch that day go by. You might consider letting the powers that be know you have an important, time-sensitive medical thing....??? But I know that's a tough thing to do.
I've made my first appointment with RE for June 30, and if DH is not away at work, he'll be coming with me. And no med people in my little town know what I"m talking about with the list of labs that I could get pre-RE (thanks for the list, mischievium
!), so I'm getting it all done there (RE). But, that took some frustration. I made the appt with the front desk for 1st available, then noticed it MIGHT be on my cd2 but could be on day 26 or so (depending on variable cycle length), so I called back to see if I could make another appt for a few days later (dep. on cycle), but NOT cancel the other one, and go closest to cd3 when I know.... Receptionist first informs, then insists, that the dr only does consultation on the first day, no labs, no tests (regardless of my situation of driving 3 hrs there and 3 hrs home) ...
:... But finally I spoke with a nurse and she scheduled the two appts, and bloodwork and even an U/S for my first appt, AND told me the cd3 BW has a 5-day window, tho they don't tell people that, and they can do the US when bleeding too, tho I certainly won't want to take a day trip on cd1
. She was so nice and accommodating, I wondered later (after the warm fuzzies dissipated a little) if they do the good cop/ bad cop thing on purpose.
I, too, am hoping for some real answers, and not just statistics and standard-issue invasive options. So I'm excited about the first appointment, but guarded and waiting to see how it goes. My old TCM had been wanting me to get some western-med-style testing done to help him in my treatment because he felt he was hitting a wall... He said "western medicine excels at diagnosis, and eastern medicine excels at treatment." But I didn't get any then. Now here I am. Good luck to both of us!