Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The highs and lows of my RE's office

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I had an appointment this morning with my RE for an ultrasound to see where we stand. This appointment left me feeling pretty much the opposite of my appointment last week.

Last week, my RE was attentive and helpful, spending an hour answering my questions and discussing protocol. Today... yeah. Not so much.

I get called back and head to my normal u/s room. I'm waiting, up on the table (just sitting! I've decided that I like that much better than being all propped up with my lady parts on display when they walk in) and they come in. First, my doctor. Then the oaf who yawned at my vagina once upon a time enters, followed by hippie nurse.

I'm ok with Oaf watching, I mean, he's done it before. As long as he doesn't yawn. But this time, RE hands Oaf the wand!! Uh ohs.

Oaf has no grace. He walks up, holding the wand like it's going to bite him. He jabs it towards me. I think I might have cringed. He attempts to insert it. His aim is off; he is too high up the lady part mountain. I should have put out the welcome mat.

Finally he gets it in. I think I just popped his wanding cherry. Potentially even his inserting-anything-into-a-vagina cherry as well. Lucky me!

I had one 8mm follicle on my left ovary, and an 11mm on my right. The others, which were only on the left side) were too small to measure. Oh, the disappointment. RE says that it's like my ovaries are two separate people, because they are responding so differently. Awesome! I love being a freak of nature!

So they leave, and I have to spend a few minutes and 10+ paper towels wiping up the GOBS of u/s wanding lube left on the insides of my thighs. Wtf?! Geez.

I head to the consultation room. I sit. RE is muttering to himself and entering info into the laptop. Oaf is sitting with his elbows on his knees and his head in his hands, looking at the ground. Was my vagina that fucking traumatic, dude?! Really?!!!! (FYI, I'd like to note that I like to think I have normal-looking lady parts. Nothing deformed or missing or extra...)

RE says he wants to up my dosage of Bravelle by half a vial (yay math and more work in the mornings!). I told him that I already did one vial of Bravelle before I came, so what should I do about that? He sighed. A disappointed sigh. I felt like I just let my dad down or something. It was awful! He said that he "guesses" we will start the 1 1/2 tomorrow.

So, I go back in on Saturday for another ultrasound. RE was sure to tell me to not take my Bravelle before the appointment. Awesome.

Needless to say, I left feeling a little...bothered.

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19 comments:

  1. Whoa. Gotta say it sounds like you had QUITE the experience today. The "Oaf" sounds like a real character. Your RE's bedside manner leaves alot to be desired. I can't help but compare your experience to a Seinfeld episode?

    Funnies aside, I think increasing the dosage will do the trick, as you still have lots of time for growth!

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  2. Wow what a doctros visit you had. You crack me up about "oaf". Hoping the extra half a vial will mke those follies grow!!!

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  3. OMG how frustrating that must have been. I would say something to someone in the office. What a crazy visit.

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  4. I completely agree about your appointment being like something Elaine would experience in Seinfeld. I'm always reading these stories about your RE, and frankly I think the guy SUCKS!!!! I'm sure you've thought of this before and I think I've even heard you mention it, but have you considered switching RE's? I just think your visits should be a little bit more enjoyable. I know having your lady parts oogled is a little akward, but you shouldn't feel like your doctor is annoyed by you. They need to be welcoming and eager to help. With all that said, I'm hoping the extra vial helps!!! :)

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  5. Haha, the cherry popping comment made me laugh out loud at work! I like it when they ask me to insert it. The hand off is always a little awkward but better than feeling like a 12 year old boy is getting busy down there!

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  6. Wow what a visit. I hate when the doctor tries to explain away things that are going on because they are out of the ordinary. Like you should feel special because you are an atypical case or something. Hope things improve with your change in meds.

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  7. Alright I just got done posting a comment to your last post about how your RE earned some points due to his extra time spent with you last appointment - you can subtract those points now! It sounds as though your RE is just really socially akward. And as far as the other person - maybe he should practice some more skills with his wand. No woman should have to feel uncomfortable with the person doing that.

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  8. Oh my, I laughed so hard at your post. Not because the content is funny but your tone and attitude is hilarious! Yet another reason I love your blog! Sorry your RE is a douche bag and the little oaf is acting like he's never seen a vagina before!! (Maybe he hasn't!) I really hope the Bravelle works for you!!

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  9. I almost spewed my diet soda out of my nose reading your post. I know it probably wasn't funny at the time, but MAN do you deliver it on your blog so well :D
    That sucks that the Oaf did your u/s though. I guess all docs have to learn sooner or later. Sucks for who they first start on though.
    8mm and 11mm aren't that bad. I'm sure the upped dose will be just the thing to get those suckers mature already.

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  10. Geez! Sorry about that rough appointment. I hope those follies grow!

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  11. I love your descriptions of all the characters you encounter at the RE's office:) Sending lots of good vibes for good follie growth and a great report at your next monitoring appointment.

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  12. LOL (again) I love how you tell your stories!!! :)

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  13. *sigh* sounds like a crappy appointment. Oaf sounds really annoying. My RE is great and kind and I really like her but sometimes she's not too delicate with the wand either. It's usually ok but today she must have been in a hurry.

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  14. OMG these doctors sound like real characters. I don't think I'd be able to put up with it, so kudos to you for being able to! Your descriptions are quite funny though. :)

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  15. Oh my gosh I just laughed out loud several times during this post, sadly I'm at work so they know I'm not "working". I've been there with the weird dr looks and way to much gunk to wipe off after wandy. I hope your follicles keep growing :) I actually did bravelle with my last IUI cycle and we got pregnant but I had an early misscarriage so we plan on going back to it.

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  16. Your blog is hilarious! I really enjoy it. I had to have my Bravelle dsg increased too - 2 vials now. I can def feel the surge as opposed to just the one...

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  17. Oaf wanding you? Terrible! But I do enjoy reading the way you describe it... Hoping everything turns out well!

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  18. I've had a lot of different scans and you can really tell those who have done it loads of times, they don't need to look and it is in before you have a chance to draw breath. But the Oaf?! I have never had anyone that incompetent (imagine him trying to find a woman's g-spot).

    And how frustrating about the response/ drug alteration. How was your scan yesterday?

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  19. "the oaf who yawned at my vagina" - funniest thing I've read all day.

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