previous post 11.14.11:
today was a huge day in our fertility journey. we were officially released from dr. a’s care. i am no longer a “fertility patient”. i’m a normal patient, going to a normal obgyn. normal. we graduated from infertility…and i must admit it was emotional.
for the past two years i’ve been driving to cincinnati on a regular basis (sometimes as often as two times a week when in the thick of a cycle). i know the nurses, i know the office, i know the nearest starbucks, i know the nearest panera, and i know (and love) my doctor. he has laughed with me, cried with me, joked me with, held my hand and seen me at my most vulnerable moments. today, he gave me a big hug and said goodbye (for now). his happiness for us was genuine.
it is a huge, huge sense of relief to be released (his success rates after the 9 week ultrasound are very, very high). so, until we are ready to go down this path again, we shouldn’t (knock on wood) be seeing him anytime soon.
i did inquire about future children/pregnancies before leaving. i’ve read about many people who once they get pregnant are able to more easily (on their own!) in the future. dr. a was honest though and told me quite frankly, “meredith, your case was very, very complicated. i honestly don’t think it will happen naturally. but, we know exactly what to do next time and we’ll do it.”. while it made me feel a little defeated, it also gave me a sense of relief that he thinks this wasn’t a fluke. even if i need help next time around, he can help me.
i almost feel like i owe my first born to dr. a (except for the fact that we pretty much have given him our life savings+). i will forever be thankful for him and his wonderful staff. forever.