Monday, January 21, 2008

Here we go...

I had to go see my new doc, Dr. R, this a.m. for a pelvic exam before we can begin the clomid. I forgot to shave my legs! How embarrassing! (And, let me tell you, I haven't shaved in at least a week! It's the winter-I don't shave every day!!! After this experience, however, I may start shaving every day!) The good news is that Dr. R didn't even notice, or if he did, he didn't say anything.

In case you have forgotten, I just love my new doc. He is so witty and comical. Today, I asked him about the hot flashes that I've been having since doing the injectible ovulation drugs. I was told that I have OCD. Dr. R kind of chuckled and said that it wasn't meant to be derogatory, so I said "Thank you..." and sort of laughed. He just said that I was so "in tune" to my body, that I had obviously read "the book." I think this could of rubbed some patients the wrong way, but I thought it was funny. I've always just assumed I've had OCD, so now I know!

Anyway, I am going to be taking 5 days of 100mg of Clomid. Dr. R usually prescribes it days 5-9. I took clomid for one month at my last dr's office, except days 3-7. So, Dr. R wants me to do it this month days 4-8. He also gave me a complementary estrogen suppositories sample pack. (He really is trying to save me some $). This is new to me. I've had progesterone suppositories before, but not estrogen.

So, ready or not, here we go....who am I kidding? Of course we are ready!!!

11 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

Ready set go! GoodLuck

Joannah said...

Good luck! I did 150 mg of clomid this cycle on days 3-7 and had two nice follicles. I wish you a successful cycle!

gracechild said...

if it makes you feel any better, I haven't shaved my legs since november. :)

Deidre said...

Yep, that's sounds like Dr. R. A lot of people would be offended, but I love his honesty and humor. To me, I would rather have that than some impersonal doctor that tells you NOTHING (like the one you had :)

andrea_jennine said...

Best wishes!

Alison said...

This is awesome!! You are so funny with the shaved legs. LOL! I mean, what is he gonna say... "Huh, Elaine, could you please mow before you come in." hehe. Praying this is it for you!

soapchick said...

Best wishes this month Elaine! I'm routing for you!

Searching said...

How exciting!!! GL!

heehee, I hear you on the leg hair thing. Apparently for pelvic PT you have to get naked every time and guess who was thinking she'd be in jeans this go-round? Yeah, so we can be hairy leg sisters this week. :)

Melissa said...

best wishes and prayers for a wonderfully productive cycle!

Glenna Marshall said...

Hi! Just found your site through "In Search of Morning Sickness" blog. I hope your run with Clomid goes well this month and ends in positive results!
I so know what you mean about shaving! I have my first appt. with a new RE and I will definitely shave beforehand even though I will not even be undressing for this appt.!! :)
Blessings,
glenna
(Mind if I add you to my infertility blog roll?)

Jen said...

LOL I forgot to shave my legs for my last Pelvic U/S. I was so embarrassed! So, I feel your pain! ;)