Thursday, October 06, 2005

Doctors and Their Offices

It is so important that you have a great connection and relationship with your doctor. It is also important that your doctor has a great staff to support you through.

Horror story! I called my old doctor and asked for an appointment to go over our test results and to move on with our game plan. I had only a window of opportunity for this appointment since my husband had the week off. The receptionist tells me that she doesn't have any openings. I asked if I could come in on Saturday. I knew that my doctor was in on Saturdays. She tells me that they don't see patients like me on Saturdays. WHAT THE HECK!!! I tried to explain that my husband's job doesn't do 'time off'. She says that there is nothing that they can do for me. It gets even better. She tells me that my husband needs to get his priorities straight. That if we want to have children he needs to check his priorities or not have any. I was so shocked and tried my hardest not to cry. I asked her if I could be put on a waiting list. She told me NO that I could call everyday to see if there were any cancellations. Finally I asked if she could do anything to help me. NOPE she said and hung up on me. I sat in my car and cried. I was so hurt and wanted to give up. I would not go back to him.

I started to pray. I wanted a doctor who understood where I was. Who would comfort me, encourage me, who would do whatever possible to get me pregnant. I wanted a Christian doctor. A friend a work found a website where I could search for Christian doctors in my area. I found 2 doctors. I went with the male doctor whose office was on my way home from work. I made my appointment. They sent me information on their office. They said that at times they would pray for their patient. That is what I needed, prayer. At my first visit my doctor spent over an hour taking down my history and planning the next course of action. He told me to start praying. After every appointment he said that we just need to pray hard! I LOVE MY DOCTOR!!!

Find the doctor that fits you! Yes mine doesn't specialize in infertility. But he does specialize in caring and prayer.

Now they could work on having magazines in their office that are not all about babies and being a parent. That will be another post for another day!


Jay said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you on your journey. I came across your blog via my cousin Monica.
Finding the right dr to treat you during this struggle is exactly what you need. Someone you trust and feel confident in makes a world of difference.
Know that there are others who support you on this difficult road.

5 year journey
4 angels
2 miracles

Sunny said...

Joanne thank you for checking out my blog. You made my day! I can see that you are on this journey too! I am going to have to go and check out your blog! Thank you for your support!