The good dr. (or, the day we scared the shit out of the new guy).

by statia on May 16, 2006

We had a seminar with a new doctor at another clinic yesterday afternoon. The seminar wasn’t required, but going to the seminar waives the $650 consult fee. Not that I don’t think that $650 bucks is worth it, but I can think of a lot of things I’d rather spend that money on right now.

It was extremely informal, and pretty much covered the basics that we already knew, but again, consult fee, and we wanted to get a chance to meet the doctor and ask some questions. I’ve already dubbed him Dr. Nice. There was a point during the seminar that he was explaining the practices philosophies towards IVF that the meester looked over at me and said “I like this guy.”

And his philosophies were very much in line with what we were looking for. I had explained to him our dilemma with feeling chastised for our decision to not pursue IVIg and he backed me up on our decision and said that it was a very sound, educated decision. Along with him, our pcp and my OB/GYN, that makes three people that agree with me, so right there I knew that this was the practice for us. Again, this is just such a personal decision for everyone, and right now, with a lot of this technology still very young, we’re just not ready to get on board with it yet.

There was only one other person there at the seminar with us, a guy, whose wife was out of town and sent her poor unsuspecting husband to an IVF seminar, BY HIMSELF. They’re really just sort of beginning with the process and this guy just had NO idea what hit him. I know they were a little bit older of a couple. He was maybe 45, and she was almost 40. Here we are, just FLINGING around terms like ICSI, IVIg and assisted hatching. By the time the guy left, I don’t think he walked out of there, but ran. That poor guy is in for a total shock when they get started.

Tomorrow is our actual consult and the only thing I can think right now is why the hell didn’t we listen to my OB/GYN the first time and start out with this guy?

{ 10 comments }

Ari May 16, 2006 at 5:54 pm

Hey good luck with the new doctor. Here is to success on your journey.

Camille May 16, 2006 at 6:11 pm

Just like when you were a kid and your mom said, “Don’t do xxx. You’ll get hurt”. But you do it anyway, and get hurt. Sometimes you just gotta find out things on your own.

Glad to hear you found Dr Nice. That’s good news!

DD May 16, 2006 at 6:34 pm

Isn’t it amazing how educated a couple gets when they enter the world of IVF and all it’s related bits and pieces?

All those people out there having sex to have a baby seem so…so…primitive.

robyn May 16, 2006 at 10:01 pm

So happy to read this entry. There’s hope in your words – and I know it’s hard for you to have that these days. But I’m crossing my fingers there’s many more days like this ahead for you! xoxoxoxo

geeky May 17, 2006 at 5:54 am

so happy you found a new nice doctor!

Lenni May 17, 2006 at 6:16 am

Yay! nice doctor!

Tiffanni May 17, 2006 at 7:34 am

Good luck today.

donna May 17, 2006 at 8:27 am

Best of luck with Dr. Nice. Sounds like you are off on the right foot with him.

Ornery May 17, 2006 at 10:48 am

So glad you found a doc who listens and respects your personal decisions. Hope the consult reassures you even further.

Dusty May 18, 2006 at 1:40 am

Holy fuckamoly, guess I gotta read past posts to figure out half the lingo. I have a good idea but wtf, I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by :)

Doctors are usually pathetic in the bedside manner dept so if you like this one, shit girl, your half way there.

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