Today is 21 days from my miscarriage. And the second time I was instructed to take a home pregnancy test and call if it was positive. I took one this morning. It was positive enough that if I was trying to get pregnant, I wouldn’t need a second opinion, but definitely lighter that last weeks. I called my doctors office, who they said I need to come in for a quant HCG blood draw. I was already out that way hanging out with my mom and younger brothers fiance. We met my dad for lunch, and then afterwards I went in to get the draw. Draw was taken, and while back there, I asked the lady “once my HCG levels are back to not pregnant, I should then get my period correct.” And the lady said yes, not immediately, but my period should be on the way. I am suppose to get a call tomorrow with the number, I’m hoping for 10. Enough to show up on a FRER, but ALMOST not pregnant (I believe not pregnant is <5.)
ALSO, I am not officially on Joseph’s insurance. Which may not mean much to other people, but…JOSEPH’S INSURANCE HAS INFERTILITY COVERAGE!!!!!!!! Not enough to do anything crazy, but a lot more than my $0. It’s lifetime max is $5000. But enough that I’m not going to feel super guilty about going to see an RE.
WHICH, I schedule today! I have a fertility specialist appointment scheduled for October 22nd. It is a ways away, but VERY excited. I also made the appointment with the doctor I wanted. I think this is the doctor my ob referred me to, but when I called back to their office, the checkout lady told me someone different (I really think she just opened the book ad gave me the first fertility specialist she saw.)
I have decided to start taking charge of my health. This means, I want a doctor who can genuinely help me, as in will answer my phone calls, not put me on hold for 40+ minutes, and specializes in getting people pregnant. I really like my doctor, and I really like the nurse practitioner I’ve been working with. But if I have any questions or need to talk to them, it is like I am the biggest inconvenience, not to them, but to the aides, and desk clerks that answer their phone. So that is what I am doing.
Also bought the book “gods at war” by Kyle Idleman (who is the teaching pastor at my church) which discusses idols. And as seen in my a previous post (Reasons.) I think that getting pregnant is an idol for me, so I’m hoping through the book, and the study my small group will be doing, I will get more insight on how to combat the idolatry in my life.
Overall, great day. Tomorrow I am hoping to work on making this blog cuter. It won’t be done tomorrow, but know, that I am going to quit use wordpress default banners.