I'm so glad all of you were so supportive of my health and marriage in your comments on my last post. I wasn't writing about the fact that I would be cancelling my ski trip for a new patient who needs an ultrasound series because I wanted you all to "let me off the hook," though. Rather, I wanted to show that infertility is such a huge part of my life, even when it's not my own. Maybe especially when it's not my own. Who knows. But having lived through so much of this journey, I cannot in good conscience cancel this girl's series. I just can't.
But I did take your advice and decide to make plans with my hubby for Valentine's Day. Since I had no follow-ups scheduled that day, we decided to go on our own day ski trip to the Poconos. If anyone needs an ultrasound that day, they can do it in the evening when I return.
To also clarify for many of you who asked if she could just travel elsewhere for the ultrasound series, the answer is no. My NaPro Dr is the ONLY Dr that Dr Hilgers will refer his east-coast patients to for the NaPro Ultrasound Series. Now, of course, for many of you who live nowhere near Omaha OR New Jersey, I'm sure you've had to get by going to a local hospital or imaging center with instructions for the series. BUT for any of our patients, we do not send them elsewhere because we do it here exactly the way we want it. It'd be like Dr Hilgers and PPVI sending patients down the road to another Dr for a laparoscopy ;)
Soon, there will be THREE places in the country that offer the NaPro Ultrasound Series - my new job with Dr B in New Brunswick!
Speaking of the new job, I went for my physical the other day and they gave me a TB test. I came straight to my NaPro office afterwards to work, and was talking to the secretary about how much I hate the TB test, and she looked at me crooked and asked why. I started to explain because they inject that stuff into your arm and it stings the entire time, etc. etc. and the secretary just started to laugh. She then said to me, "After all you've been through, it's just so funny that you find the TB test to be an annoyance!"
I had to laugh with her. It's so true! But maybe I can see the merit to all of those other tortuous procedures and treatments I've endured, and that's why I don't complain about them too much. Whatever the reason, it's pretty funny :)