Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Talking about something else

I went in for my mid-cycle ultrasound and bloodwork this morning. I went to different office of our clinic. It was way easier to get to, and cheaper(yay for metro accessibility). For our IVF, I had to go to the further away clinic(because we were in a study), and now that our embryos are there, main stuff has to happen there.

Anyway, I liked the office, it was smaller and more personable. My ultrasound was done by an RE. He introduced himself and we got started. He saw that I've been reading Atonement, and asked me what I thought. After I answered("it is amazing.") he said it is one of his favorite books. We proceeded to talk about books while he put the wand in and took it out. I had to ask about my lining, b/c we were still talking books. It was pleasantly refreshing.

"You're lining looks great, 12.6. Perfect stripes."
and we went back to books.
He left, I dressed, went out to turn in my paperwork(one benefit of paying the "global(expensive)fee" is that I don't have copays. Of course I'd rather pay $20 a visit than $4000, but I am trying to see the silver lining.

As I was waiting he came up to ask me about a different writer he likes, and then I recommended one. We commiserated over being recommended trashy books disguised as regular fiction, and hating them.

I left cheerful and perky. I am so used to most of my office visits being impersonal and quick. This was quick, but personal. What a difference.

I am waiting for my bloodwork results, and if they are fine, we will be a go for transfer on Tuesday. So close!


  1. So glad you and the RE bonded over good books. Here's hoping all goes perfect for your transfer.

  2. HI you. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    So close to the transfer. How exciting! I'm about a month behind you, transferring (tentatively) on September 11th. Maybe we'll both get lucky! an't wait to keep reading...

  3. How nice to have such a positive visit! I met my RE only once before my transfer (the other RE in the office did the retrieval) so it was no surprise to me when I mixed up the doctors' names!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and the tomato ideas. We've done the salsa and froze tomato sauce (my favorite). Gazpacho is a new one for us, you think it wouldn't since we're in San Diego! Can you lead me to a good recipe?

  4. Its so nice to get a good-natured doc. Makes the expereince a little more endurable. I think some of them forget that there are people on the other end of those ovaries....people who are going through prob one of the toughest times in their life! I am wishing you the best this cycle!!

  5. My ultrasound tech likes to talk to me about her machine. I WISH she talked to me about books.

    Yay for the FET! It _is_ close!

  6. That sounds wonderful! It sounds like you guys really connected.

    I liked my clinic, too, because one of the 3 RE's was present at each and every ultrasound. The only time I didn't see an RE was on the bloodwork only appointments.

    How many are you going to transfer?I am really really excited for you!