"Cast your fears on God and he will sustain you..." (Psalm 55:22)

"For nothing is impossible with God" (Luke 1:37)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dr. Arrogant

Quite a few things have happened in the last few weeks. I met with my RE who freaked me out when he asked whether I had a history of endometriosis....WHAT?? This question left me very uneasy for several days and after pondering on it and talking to DH and a close former infertile friend, I have decided to discuss with him the concerns that I have.

1. the fact that such an important part of my medical infertile history seems to have slipped his mind.

2. He prescribed me similar medications, (predinisone and Dexamethasone) but i was never instructed to discontinue one for the other and it was not explained why I was taking the latter.

My RE comes very highly recommended but I am really troubled by the fact that he simply writes the prescriptions but does not discuss what they are for and seems to have no time for questions. This is driving me crazy.

A partner of a close friend who also shared the same RE keeps saying "he gets the job done" but at what cost is my response... is it really okay to compromise my health just because my RE is arrogant and cant be bother to actually take the time to read my damn chart!!!

On a more pleasant note, I am now on BCP as is our surro so things will start happening very soon.

Current medications: baby aspirin, metformin 3x, levothyroxine, prenatal. I am basically taking a pill every couple hours until I fall asleep :(

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women Rights Day

According to an article in the Globe and Mail, "the war has been won and women in the west have no reason to gripe". The author notes and I quote "women with the same work experience as men generally make the same money as men".

Though I disagree with the overall conclusions reached by the author, I must concur that today as women living in the West, we do have a lot more freedoms and opportunities. Much more than the Darfur refugee, the Haitian mother, the Afghan woman suffering from spousal domination, the Ethiopian girl; a mother much too early.

Today my struggles seem minor compared to these women and girls. Tonight I will have a delicious organic meal, sleep in a warm bed, rise in the morning and go to my "well-paying" (could be better :-)) job, laugh with my friends and family but I will not forget their struggles and I will remember them in my prayers.

To the Women of the World, Congratulations on your achievements, no matter how big or small!!