Thursday, May 5, 2011

OBL and the new doctor

I started to write a post the other day about my reaction to OBL's death, but I couldn't quite find the right words. I deleted and rewrote numerous times, and I finally trashed it after I watched this video last night. Because Anderson Cooper says it a million times better than I ever could.

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Over the past couple of weeks, I realize I've been both absent from commenting and vague in my posts. I think I needed a break.

Some of you follow me on Twitter and know that I bit the bullet and made an appointment with yet another doctor - this time at a teaching hospital in Tampa. I first called and made an appointment with a general gynecologist. But then a friend of mine who had IVF done at this same hospital's RE clinic emailed the top two REs and explained my situation. One wrote back almost immediately and, after exchanging several emails, his assistant called and booked me an appointment for tomorrow morning.

I made perfectly clear to him in my emails that we have no interest in getting pregnant. We simply want a solution (or at least a reason) for the chronic cysts. Overall, I'm hopeful, but at the same time, I'm trying not to get my hopes up. The last thing I want is to be let down by yet another doctor (RE#3). So, we head to Tampa tomorrow morning with guarded excitement. Wish me luck. The way my record is with medical professionals, I might need it.

23 comments:

Rita said...

GOOD LUCK!! I am so hopeful that this doctor can help you. Sending you lots of love and positive thougts all the way from Philly. ((hugs))

serenity said...

I will be thinking of you tomorrow - here's hoping that this doctor will be the one who has a solution.

xoxo

Emily said...

I hope that this doctor will be able to give you answers . Good luck!

waiting and wishing said...

Good Luck! I hope everything goes well for you!

arlnurse said...

Sending lots of good luck & tons of (((HUGS)))!!!! xoxo

Kandid Kelli said...

Katie!

That video is PERFECT. I put it on my blog.

Good luck tomorrow! You deserve the best!

xo
-K

Erin said...

Good luck tomorrow in Tampa. If you need a shoulder after the visit I am only 15 minutes away. Sending out positive vibes...

AL said...

best of luck with the new doctor tomorrow katie. I have high hopes for him that he will take great care of you.(hugs)

Kakunaa said...

Good luck sweetie!!

Rebecca said...

Good Luck! I feel your pain. I had 3 cysts this week and Tuesday the largest of the three (9 cm) ruptured. I don't know how you handle it with having them so often.

Jen Has A Pen said...

You sound so down in the dumps. :-( I know you've gone through so much and I hope this doctor will be able to help you out.

Tammy (Palm Trees & Manatees) said...

Good luck, Katie! I'll be thinking of you and hoping you FINALLY get some answers.

Liz said...

Good luck at your appointment. I see a RE who is affiliated with a teaching hospital and have been very pleased so far. He seems to keep up on the most recent research. I hope you get some answers!

Rebecca said...

Wishing you all sorts of luck!!!

someday-soon said...

I hope this doctor can help you!!! GL and KUP =)

Jessica said...

Good luck tomorrow. Glad you were able to get in so quick. Hope you get some answers.

amiracle4us said...

BEST OF LUCK!!!!

Dawn said...

Good luck! I hope the third times a charm.

Logical Libby said...

Fingers crossed for you that this isn't another merry go round.

Marybeth said...

Hope your appointment goes well! Keep us posted

Kelly said...

Thinking of you this morning.

KT said...

Hope your appt goes well this morning!

S.I.F. said...

Saying a little prayer for you tonight friend. You deserve to find someone who can help you find that relief!