So things are looking up just a bit. Something must have opened up at the original surgeon that was recommended to us and B was able to set up an appointment for next Monday afternoon. I can't wait to get all of my questions answered and have some clarity around my expectations. I also spoke with our nurse and she assured me that using frozen sperm would not be a problem if that is what we need to do. She said the only difference with frozen is that they do ICSI, but they were already planning on doing ICSI for us because of our "unexplained" diagnosis. She did suggest we bank some extra samples just to be safe, so B will be making a couple of stops at the clinic in the next week or so.
I also had my pap and annual exam today. Hopefully the pap comes back normal. Everything else looked fine. I absolutely love my OB. She is so warm and kind and we talked at length about what we've been through in the past year. She was so understanding and encouraging. If anyone needs a recommendation for an OB in Englewood/Littleton, just let me know!
They also drew blood to check thyroid function (TSH and T4) per Dr. S's recommendation.
For some random reason I started spotting a little yesterday and the pap made it a bit worse today and I actually had some cramping. The nurse said it is nothing to be concerned about as long as it doesn't persist. Hopefully it will go away. I suspect that I'm also a bit more sensitive right now because I've had some digestive problems the last couple of days. Having someone poke around in that general vicinity probably wasn't the best timing. Oh well.
In other good news, I finally got the insurance company to process 2 of the 3 bills from my D&C last December! It only took about 10 phone calls, faxes, letters, etc. I hate insurance companies. One more bill to go-this one they told me I need to submit an appeal letter. I wrote it, pulled together all the documentation, and put that in the mail today. It felt so productive.
The dreaded lu.pron shots start tomorrow. Oh joy. Can't you tell I'm excited?
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