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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Good Day

After a very frustrating first few days of 2010, today, finally, was a good day.

First of all, today my husband and I were celebrating 14 years since our first date back in 1996. (Last year I wrote a post about our first date. You can check it out HERE if you'd like.) We didn't have big plans, but it's still a special memory for us and it had us both starting the day in a better mood.

Not long after lunch, Chuck called me from work to share some fantastic news. He just found out today that he has been chosen as Employee of the Year for his contract at NASA! I'm very proud of him and I think the award is very well-deserved. It has not been officially announced at work yet (so if you know him in real life, please don't mention it on Facebook or anything for a little while). He did come home this evening with the monetary award and he'll be recognized at the next all-hands meeting. I was so excited to get this news! I know he's great at what he does, but it is wonderful to see that appreciated by others.

This evening I was chatting with my mom on the phone when I got another call and noticed it was my doctor's office. I switched over and was surprised to hear my doctor's voice on the line. He said he was looking over my chart and wanted to ask me about what exactly had happened with this cycle. (You probably remember how upset I was about it in the last post.) I filled him in on all the details and he asked lots of questions. We were on the phone for more than 30 minutes and I told him how I honestly felt about the way it had been handled last week. I felt so much better after speaking with him, and he was very understanding about our disappointment. When I go in next month, we'll sit down and talk in more detail about all of our options and how we want to proceed, and he said if we wanted to do another IUI he wouldn't charge us for next time! Let me tell you, I was incredibly relieved. I was very honest and open with him over the phone about all of my concerns and I truly felt heard. I was beginning to feel like I was at the end of my rope and we desperately needed some good news around here. We are both so thankful that things are starting to look up, thank the Lord.

Chuck and I had to laugh when he came in with the mail shortly after that phone call and there was a reimbursement check for $30 for an overcharge at the same doctor's office! It was a day of good news at our house, and honestly it couldn't have come at a better time.

I just wanted to give you all a quick update. As always, thanks for your constant support and prayers!

19 comments:

Life In Mazes said...

Yah for a good day! I am so glad that doctor is a good one for listening and treating you all like he would most like to be treated!

Tell Chuck congrats! I hope yall can celebrate!!!

Still praying for you and one day we will have to meet up when yall come to LA!

Sharon said...

Congatulations Chuck! And yay for your Dr Stacey, it makes such a difference when you know your Dr takes you seriously!

K said...

I am so glad you were able to talk with your doctor. It always feels good to be heard.

entrusted said...

Bravo to your doctor! And yay for Chuck!
-andreajennine

A said...

That is excellent about the call from your doctor!! Awesome! And congrats to hubby for the award :)

~ Katie ~ said...

Congrats to Chuck and you too! I can't believe you actually have a doctor that would call and want to know what the heck is going on. That's awesome! I hope this year will just keep on being good to you guys :)

Rebekah said...

I'm so glad yesterday was such a good day!! My January isn't turning out to be as bad as I feared either :) I hope they keep looking up!!!

prayerfuljourney said...

Congrats to your dh! That is wonderful news. Did I ever mention that one of my older brothers works at N.ASA too? He's at the center in FL. He's an enginee.r too. He loves his job.

Boy, the good news was pouring out all over. Who wouldn't like getting money back from a dr's office? God Bless.

Andrea said...

Don't good days feel great! Congrats to your hubby and his accomplishments :)

How responsive of your Dr to call you and discuss the sanfu's at his office. Aparently, he was not at all enamored with his staff and your treatment. It's nice that he acknowledged this personaly and didn't pawn this off on an office mgr to call you. And, I'm happy you were very honest and pointed about how they dropped the ball with your care. Your experience will keep another person from going through the same hurt.

Have a great weekend! And, may those happy days keep coming :)

Andrea
persuitofourfairytale.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Wow, that WAS a good day! All "diamond" jokes aside, I'm glad that God blessed you with so much yesterday, and that you and your hubby got some sweet moments together!

Hope in Virginia said...

A good day indeed! And congrats to the hubby - very, very impressive!

Sunny said...

Isn't it nice to feel the Creator sending you these smiles in the form of all of these things?

gg said...

YEAH!!! that's awesome for you and Chuck. i'm so so happy for you guys. love ya'll!

Jenn said...

WOW! Isn't God good? He knows EXACTLY WHAT we need and EXACTLY WHEN we need it! I couldn't help but think when I read that you were feeling at the end of your rope, that is when we have nothing left but God and he can move! I am so happy about every single piece of great news y'all received today. And it's only January...there's so much more to come! MUCH love and prayers :)

Michelle said...

YAY for a great day! And Congrats to your hubby!!! I hope the good news just keeps on coming!

Connie said...

WE ARE SO PROUD OF UNCLE!! SUPER CONGRATS TO HIM FOR THIS AWESOME REWARD!

I am also VERY proud of you for being so brave and honest about what happened last week. Docs need to know what's going on in their offices. The responsible, caring ones do what your doc did! Love you bunches! Praying for MANY more GREAT days! XOXO

Andi said...

Yay!!!

Parenthood For Me said...

Well deserved good news. Extra money is always a bonus!

Melody said...

Congrats to Chuck on his award! And yay that you don't have to pay for the next IUI! So glad for the encouragement after such disappointment. I'm praying for you!