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July 29th, 2009, 04:40 AM
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Yesterday I had my appt. with my new Dr.-- well, actually an NP at the office. It went GREAT. It was such a different experience than the first and only OB/GYN practice I went to since I was 18.

She was very friendly and chatted with me for a few minutes before even getting into the questions, telling me about her background and just asking me some questions about myself, my life, etc. It put my mind at ease for sure! I decided not to get the Gardasil shots-- I'm at very low risk and while TTC, I don't want to get a shot I don't need.

Before the internal exam, I told her I am usually *VERY* uncomfortable during it. She asked if I had ever had a history of abuse and I said no. Well, I mentally prepared to be in some pain for a couple of minutes, and then the "clamp thing" was in and I was FINE. She was so gentle it made me wish I had changed Dr's sooner!! Much much much sooner! She said that it was a common practice that if the same provider causes a patient so much pain during a pelvic twice, that provider should recommend another provider in the practice to see if the other's person's "technique" makes the patient more comfortable. I ALWAYS saw the same provider at my previous office, except for the fertility issues and pre and post op for the big cyst and the two times I had the smaller cysts.

While she was doing the exam, she really irritated the left side {as I expected her to}, except it was REALLY painful. She told me that that kind of pain is not normal especially with a history of 3 cysts, one of which had complications and needed to be surgically removed. She said I was lucky to still have the right ovary after the torsioned hemorrhagic cyst. She ordered a pelvic u/s that I will have on Thursday.

She looked at my charts, previous info from my prior gyno, blood tests, etc. and said that I seem to be having "perfect" cycles with the synthyroid, and bumped it up to 50 mcg because I'm still symptomatic on the 25 mcg. She said there is a range for Normal TSH and even if I'm in the normal range, a higher number might make me feel better. She also said that as far as she was concerned, she would have never diagnosed me with PCOS, and that on the Synthroid, "the fertility problem would seem to lie with my partner."

Oh! And I have lost 10 lbs! That made me feel like a million bucks! So, all in all, it was a FANTASTIC appointment, I didn't come to tears with the internal exam, with all of my questions answered-- including an u/s to see what might be causing the left sided pain. I have a follow up with one of the MDs in the office on 8/31 to review the results of the u/s. I felt listened to and that was REALLY important.

Now,to get back on DH's case to get him to his Dr. to get another S/A and decide if more Clomid is in order.
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July 29th, 2009, 04:47 AM
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What a nice appointment. It must feel like such a relief to find someone who seems to care, answers your questions, and has your best interest in mind. Gentle internal exams are always a plus too!

So now its Mike's turn!

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July 29th, 2009, 05:34 AM
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YAY!! I'm so glad you found a doc you like!
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July 29th, 2009, 06:18 AM
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sounds like it went well, i'm go glad, those appts are not usually the funnest thing.
KUP about the u/s!
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July 29th, 2009, 06:44 AM
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That is fantastic! I'm so happy you found someone who put your mind at ease and was able to answer your questions. She also seems very proactive. Good luck with your u/s. I hope that Mike will easily opt to go get another SA.

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July 29th, 2009, 07:03 AM
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Glad it went well!! I've been waiting for you to go to the new Dr.!!
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July 29th, 2009, 07:35 AM
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I'm happy you found a great NP! That makes a huge difference.
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July 29th, 2009, 09:44 AM
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Nothing is better then a good provider!
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July 29th, 2009, 12:00 PM
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Sound like a great switch! I'm trying to get up the nerve to change providers...

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July 29th, 2009, 02:24 PM
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yay!!! But now Im lost, what again is keeping you from being PCOS? Will Mike go in willingly?
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