I never thought I’d be writing an infertility blog. Maybe I’m not. But I do know that I want to record a timeline of sorts. Xposted from a forum I frequent:
DH and I have been trying to get medical help with getting pregnant for over a year. I switched insurance, had to find a new doctor in April, and it took months to get an appointment. I waited it out, and was so impressed by my new doctor. She knew our chart when she came in the room! She knew both my name and DH’s name, our history, his SA results, all of that. She ordered some tests. My prolactin came back high, I went for a retest, still high. My ultrasound showed a bicornuate uterus, and the HSG was ordered.
September/October, my doctor’s nurse didn’t get back to me in time for me to schedule the test. November, target dates were smack-dab in the middle of the holidays. Same with December. FINALLY, January comes around, and I was able to have it done. GREAT NEWS! My uterus is normal, and my tubes are open! I call my doctor for a follow-up, since she was not the doctor who performed the test. Next opening? APRIL.
The HSG is supposed to give a fertility boost, so I call my doctor today, thinking maybe something can be prescribed to deal with the prolactin. Nope, she doesn’t do that. Nurse will review with her tomorrow, and then I will be referred to an endo. Why on earth was this not done when my blood work came back high twice in a row MONTHS ago????
I used to think I was making the right decision to go with an OB. It was significantly cheaper, she really seemed to care and want to help us. Now I don’t think I did. I’m so fucking sick of waiting. I’m trying so gd hard to be patient, and it’s just not working anymore. The HSG costs a decent amount of oop cash, and I was so hopeful for good news with that fertility boost.
I just feel like I’ve been patient all the way through this, and they just don’t care. DH and I discussed whether to go straight to an RE or an OB that specialized in infertility, and we decided to go to the OB because of money. We really thought we had made the right decision. We liked her so much, and she was able to code many of my tests under other things, which saved us mega bucks. But now I can’t believe that I had repeat bloodwork done in October, which she refers out to, and I didn’t automatically get one. I am so about that. If I hadn’t called today, I would have had to wait until April to get one.