June 9th, 2011. CD8.
So, today is all about preparing for the big day with the lady who’s going to knock me up. My first RE appointment is in a week, and I’m starting to get a little anxious. I checked in with the office to see which of my doctors have sent over my medical records, and I’ve started to fax records requests to the ones who haven’t.
By the way, is it a job requirement for medical records office employees to be rude? I mean seriously… I have called four offices today, and every single one of those women pretty much hates their life, or so it sounds over the phone. I hate calling you to fax over copies of my last three pap smear results just as much as you hate faxing them, mkay? Get over it, lady. Jeez.
Anyway, so aside from making sure my medical records are in place, showing up on time for my appointment, and employing some advanced hair-removal techniques, is there anything else I should be doing to prepare for this three-hour tour of my privates?
I should probably also mention that I will be attending this first consultation alone. The husband spent all of his accrued vacation time on the days we spent in Knoxville for his brother’s wedding, and he won’t be able to join me for a three-hour long mid-morning appointment taking place over an hour away from where he works.
Not gonna happen.
It’s fine with me to go it alone for now–it’s not like this will be my first time being poked and prodded and asked the same questions over and over again by four different people.
I just don’t really know what to expect of this first meeting.
Will I have an exam? I expect to.
Bloodwork? I assume so.
Ultrasound? Probably… right?
The only thing I’m really sure of is that there will be LOTS of discussion about the pages of charting I plan to take along. I have it on good authority that this doctor is one of the few who appreciates a patient educating herself on her fertility.
I hope she also has some magic answer to my unexplained infertility issues…
I could really use a win right now, doc. Really.