So thanks to the grace of God, and my sister pushing me to call around, I found a great place to get my ultrasound series done. Seriously, I can't believe it has worked out like this. I really thought I'd never find a place that would do it. Some places I called had no idea what I was talking about. But finally one place directed me to another place, and that place agreed to do it.
I went today for my baseline and it was awesome. I could just tell they were very high-tech and knew what they were doing. As soon as I walked in, the tech asked if it'd be alright if the doctor brought two medical students in with him. The doctor? Wow! Of course I didn't mind. The more insight the better!
The doctor was so nice. I got a great feeling from him immediately, and the students too. They asked me some questions about my history and couldn't believe all my diagnoses. The woman student said I was an endocrinologist's dream! I wanted to say, go ahead! Study me! I'll be your guinea pig!!
Then they asked why I was seeing a doctor in PA. I kindly explained about how I wasn't interested in IVF and that you have to go further away to find a doctor who doesn't do it and will help you to achieve pregnancy without it. Then the tech pointed to the doctor and said that's what he does. Then the female student agreed and said he was great at finding a diagnoses and doesn't go to IVF right away. The doctor humbly played it off and said that he does work with infertile patients (the place I went isn't just for infertility). I can't explain why, but it really rubbed me the right way. So often, infertility doctors can have a God-complex, but this man didn't seem to. He was very warm and I got a great feeling about him. I couldn't help but wonder if perhaps God put me there because maybe I am supposed to get help from him in the future. It would be nice to have a good local doctor. And the office is part of a teaching hospital, so I bet they would be good at figuring out what's actually wrong, maybe more than the average RE.
Anyways, so they did the ultrasound and had no trouble finding my right ovary (Dr. L couldn't find it after several tries this past fall). It had a few small follicles on it and the doctor said the ovary itself was in the right place and was a good size (I asked him about both things since I have had multiple surgeries on it). The left one was harder to locate, and once they did find it, they noted that it was higher up than it normally should be. That ovary also had a few small follicles. My uterine lining was good, although a little thicker than normal (anyone know what that means?).
The doctor commented that for having multiple surgeries, my ovarian reserve appears good since both ovaries had multiple follicles. He couldn't tell which ovary should ovulate this month, but at least something seems to be in the works. I guess I'll find out more this Friday when I go on day ten (I was supposed to go on day 12 but it's a Sunday).
I'm also having no trouble at all getting my blood drawn this month either. Thanks be to God for things going smoothly!
In other news, we just had an awesome visit with my sister and her husband. They got to meet Clara for the first time and didn't want to leave! We wish they could have stayed even longer, since we really don't get to seem them that much at all. They live in CA, and we really wish they were closer. Here are some pics from their visit:
I realized after posting this that Clara is sleeping in every picture, so here are a couple more where she's awake: