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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Appointment Update

Yesterday was our long-awaited appointment with our doctor. I know that many of you remembered and prayed for us, so I want to give a brief update on how it went.

After more than a year-long absence during which we've been trying again for a pregnancy with no progress, we were pretty apprehensive about the appointment. Sometimes I think the anticipation is worse than the real thing. At the same time, we were both very ready to move forward.

Here on the blog I don't normally talk about the specifics, the daily and monthly drudgery of trying to get pregnant while fearing what may happen when I do. I don't write too much about how the bathroom cabinet is stocked with home pregnancy tests, and how each month I hope for and sometimes expect to see those two lines. Month after month I also fear seeing a positive pregnancy test. I'm 0 for 6, which isn't a very good record. Sadly for me, and I know for many of you, positive tests don't always result in a successful pregnancy. In fact, the two lines haven't represented the end of a struggle, but the beginning. Despite my track record, I still test almost every month, hoping to see a positive result. Even though I'm scared of it, I hope each time that it will be the exception and the one that sticks.

This month was no different. Of course, I hoped that I would get a positive test before going to the doctor's appointment. A good friend even sent me an e-mail to say that she was praying for exactly that. She didn't know that the timing would have been just right! I was disappointed, though, when about two hours before our appointment time the dreaded monthly visitor showed up.

It was a dreary and cloudy day yesterday, and by the time we made it downtown to the office, my mood matched the weather. Fortunately we didn't have to wait long before our names were called. We met with our doctor in his office and he dove right in, seeking to identify any changes or problems that he needed to address. We didn't talk about the future or where this is all going, which was actually a relief for me at the time. I'm much more of a day-to-day kind of thinker and problem-solver, and I get overwhelmed with the big picture sometimes. Simply put, he ordered specific tests on both of us based on a couple of concerns that we brought up. After we get those lab results in, we'll go from there. I know that may seem anti-climactic, but for us it feels great to have a next step. Just one. That's all we need for now.

Chuck and I are both pleased with how the appointment went and we're feeling more motivated to jump back into this. We know that we're in good hands with Dr. G and we are so grateful to have the support of our family and friends, including you! We truly felt your love and prayers yesterday, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

14 comments:

Sunny said...

Oh, I've been hoping for an update! I had it here on my work calendar and was just wondering yesterday! This is great. I know exactly what you mean about having some forward propulsion but not with G-force! LOL Good for you. You faced your fears and you guys are moving forward together. I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to hear more as it unfolds.

(((HUGE HUGS)))

Andi said...

Yay! Good next step - glad it went well. Thanks for sharing an update with us. I know it's awfully personal so I'm sure it must be hard.

twondra said...

I've been hoping and praying for an update! I'm soooo glad things went well!! That first step into the doctor's office seems to be the hardest. I'm very happy for you!!! Thinking of you and praying for you!!

A said...

I am so glad to read about your appointment! I can sense a calm in your writing. I think it is great that the doc ordered tests according to concerns YOU (and presumably, him, too) had. It sounds like you're in great care. I'm praying that God will bless you with a happy, healthy pregnancy very soon :)

Hope in Virginia said...

I'm sure it feels good to be moving forward no matter how small the steps. Praying that the tests ordered identify exactly what needs to be done.

Jenn said...

Thanks for the update. Weeping endures for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning! (somewhere in Psalms!) I know you and Chuck are waiting for that "morning" God has waiting for you two!

Life In Mazes said...

So glad it turned out well and that you both are taking some steps closer to understand how to make your dreams come true!

Please know that I am keeping you in prayer and I am so glad you feel confident in your doctor.

Praying especially that those tests could quite possibly point you and Chuck in the right direction :)

Rebekah said...

Man do I know what it's like to take test after test after test...

I remember our first RE appointment. I left the office FULL of hope and energized for the next chapter in our life.

Keep us updated on how it goes!
Hang in there, girl!

Charisa said...

Glad to hear all went well!!! As always, Love you guys and continue to pray God's all sufficient grace fills your life :)

Connie said...

Again, I'm so proud of you. I know what a huge step this was for you and how much strength it took. I'm here for you every single step of the way. XOXO

entrusted said...

So glad the appointment went well and that you have good next steps ahead.

::andreajennine::

Michelle said...

I am glad things went well. i know exactly what you mean about hoping for the positive test also dreading it at the same time. 0-4 here so it does always feel like the beginning of the struggle. It sounds like you have good next steps.

sending lots of prayers and hugs!

iamstacey said...

I'm so glad ya'll feel good about the appointment. Even if it's just an investigational appointment, it still feels good to move forward, little step at a time.

Melody said...

Yeah, I'm so glad you are encouraged. This is good news. I'm like you: I like to take it one step at a time and process that before moving on. I've been praying for you and am glad to hear the update. Will keep praying!