I love Dr A, but I absolutely adore Dr B. She has been incredible throughout this entire process, going above and beyond the call of duty on many occasions. She has made me feel like a partner instead of a patient who should follow her orders blindly. She called me from her personal cell on a Friday evening during her her drive home from work to make sure I got test results that I had been anxious for. She knew it would be worried the whole weekend if she didn't. She called me "just because" to check in on me during my beta-hell miscarriage. She ran a list of Reproductive Immunology testing I brought to her just because I requested it. Even when she wasn't sure what the tests were, she said she'd research them to find out. And she did. She worked with other specialists when some results came back abnormal. When I talk to her on the phone, I feel like I'm talking to a girlfriend who I could easily go grab coffee with and enjoy spending time with. But in addition to all of this, she's an incredibly talented and smart doctor. She has even thanked me for "allowing" her to be a part of our embryo adoption journey. Can you believe that? My RE is thinking that she is the lucky one. Donor embryo cycles aren't something she normally does because they don't have an in-house donor embryo program. So I can't help but feel special to her. And even if I'm not actually special to her, she's sure made me feel that way with how she treats me and talks to me. I could go on and on. But the crazy part is that I have never met her in person!
Dr A did my transfer last time, but this time Dr B insisted that my nurse schedule my transfer for a day that she could be there. And even though my RE's office is opening up a lab in Austin which would allow us to avoid the drive to San Antonio on transfer day, it means enough to me to see Dr B that we are planning to go to San Antonio anyway. I REALLY want to meet her after all of this time! Dr B cracked me up when I told her because she said "Whew, I'm glad. I was going to be jealous if the other RE got to do it!" See what I mean about making me feel special?
To show my appreciation for her kindness and extra effort on this rocky journey, I bought her a white sapphire necklace and a card. I also got a matching one for my embryologist who went so far above and beyond to get these snowflakes here. These all match the ones I bought for Vicky and Libby when they donated their embryos to us. And I finally got one for myself as well. I'm pretty sappy because it makes me feel loads of joy to think that all of these special women who have had a hand in this have matching snowflake necklaces.
But here's a monkey wrench: I found out yesterday that Dr B is going on maternity leave very soon! And here I had no idea she was even pregnant. I found out because a friend of mine tried to make an appointment with her yesterday and the office staff said she wasn't accepting new patients because she was going out on leave soon. Of course I am happy for her, but now there's a side of me that is a little nervous I won't get to meet her after all. We will see! What is meant to be will be.
As for me moving along in my cycle, I have been spotting a bit so I think AF is just around the corner (I hope.) I have another acupuncture appointment this afternoon and maybe she can help jump start AF and help me with sleeping a little better if that is something within her power.