Imagine having a doctor sitting in a room filled with all of us infertile girls, taking questions. Is that not our dream?
Well, that was how I spent my morning! My doctor, Dr. B, was kind enough to offer to come to one of our infertility support group meetings at my parish. And the meeting was awesome.
First, we went around the room and introduced ourselves and gave a little background on our infertility stories. Then he just had us ask whatever we wanted and we did - from questions about adrenal issues to thyroid to Clomid to diets to husbands to endo to PCOS. (I actually asked him about the left-side abdominal pain I've been having and he thinks it's ovarian in nature. I'm going to get an ultrasound on Monday so I'll hopefully have the results at my June 16 appointment).
Dr. B is so awesome. He's a brave man to take questions from infertile women for two hours! And he was so helpful and gave us real advice and hope.
He also brought a few relics with him - one from St. Therese, Sts. Cosmos and Damien, and St. John Bosco - and passed them around so we could pray with them.
We also talked with him about the blogs and he said he's going to check them out. GIMH warned him we already talk all about him and call him Dr. B! He also discussed possibly starting a blog of his own. Could you imagine? He'd have a TON of readers instantly! I'll let you know if he does.
Of course, we brought cameras. Here's a shot of us after the meeting:
Our group (I'll just identify fellow bloggers): Amber from Fertile Thoughts is in the front in the green shirt, L from GIMH is next to her, then Dr. B, Living Advent is in the orange shirt, her hubby is behind her, and I'm all the way to the right.
Oh, and Living Advent came to the meeting! You gotta love blog connections! She and her husband won the prize for farthest distance traveled, hands down.
I'm sure I'll reflect more on the meeting later. I really left with a renewed sense of hope. I mean, there are just so many intricate things that could be going on, things I have yet to fix. And there are so many treatments to try, different combinations of drugs, different doses. I could be one tweak away from a pregnancy and don't even know it! On one hand, that could seem very overwhelming. But, at least right now, it gives me great hope.
Thanks again, Dr. B!