Monday, March 17, 2008

I Feel a Little Special (not in the short bus way)

Not much to report here. Just trying to get through this week with my head screwed on tight.

I got a phone call from a nurse today asking me to come in to get blood drawn tomorrow. For some reason, Dr. S wants to check my E2 and P4 levels again. He actually called the office while on vacation to ask them to call me to come in. I'm not sure exactly what he is thinking, but I feel like I'm finally getting some good specialized attention (getting our money's worth). Not that they have been slacking or anything, but sometimes it does feel like you're on a bit of a conveyor line at a bigger clinic like CCRM. Or maybe Dr. S is just frustrated that I'm not pregnant yet. Maybe I've stumped him. Regardless, I'll take the special attention.

Today's tune is by a band we saw at R.ed Ro.cks last summer. They were opening for another band and I was surprised at how many songs I already knew. They put on a really good live show and I promptly purchased a lot of their music the next week.

If you believe the weather forecasters here in Denver, we were supposed to get 10-16 inches of snow in our neck of the woods between last night and today. There was about 3 inches on grassy surfaces when I left for work this morning and the roads were just a little slushy. Here's what I came home to tonight.
































Wish my job had as much accountability as a meteorologist.

13 comments:

PJ said...

huh...

That's pretty cool that he called from vacation!

So, are you about done with the snow, mentally? I know I'm a wimp from Virginia, but I was done with it about a month ago. And we didn't even really get much this year. I'm all about spring these days.

M said...

You ARE special! I remember thinking or mentioning to you that I wondered why they didn't check your E and P levels between transfer and the beta day. Im glad he is thinking of you-- he probably does feel bad that prior tries didn't work! The more he thinks of you, the better. Love ya!

Maryanne said...

Hoping your BW goes well. And I know how you feel sometimes at CCRM especially since they moved to the "palace". I think Dr.S really cares about his patients and I know it is nice to have a little extra attention especially after all you have been through with him. Here's to it being a very good sign and some better CCRM stats in blogland.

Alison said...

Oh my gosh!!! So, so true about the weather man!

nancy said...

lol. My husband always says he wishes he was a meteorologist so he didn't have to do anything and still get paid. I swear, they could just come on and say "Yeah, we'll have some weather tomorrow" and it'll be as good as we get it now with all their fancy forecasts.

I'm glad you feel like you are getting specialized attention. It's nice when you are a person and not just a number.

luna said...

wow, you are special. my clinic never does post transfer bloodwork. I like my clinic so I'm always so surprised when other people get more detailed protocols. very impressive indeed. wishing you well in the 2ww! ~luna

Melanie said...

The special treatment is very deserved. Our clinics don't go far enough, though. I think they should peel us grapes too.

annacyclopedia said...

I'm so glad you're getting the care and attention you deserve. All doctors and clinics should be that way, absolutely.

Jen said...

Ooh look at you Miss Fancy Pants having the doctor think of you on vacation!

So what does the bloodwork mean in then end then? Is he looking for signs of implantation?

Denise said...

I have no idea what he is looking for. My guess is that he just wants to make sure we shouldn't adjust the patches or the prometrium, although it seems a little late for that. I don't think you can tell from the hormones whether or not implantation has occurred, but what do I know?

Duck said...

so jealous of your lack of snow!! You are special. Hope your doing well.

Waiting said...

Amen on on the accountability!

I would feel great if my doc called from vacation- sounds like you are front and center! That's wonderful. Let us know how your appt goes.

nancy said...

hey - when are you testing?