Thursday, August 13, 2009

Abracadabra- *Poof*! Magically a new RE appears

You might remember this post in which I was contemplating a second consultation with an RE in the same clinic? I was struggling because a) i didn't have any good reasons NOT to like the 1st RE we consulted with but b) I didn't love her either. And I didn't trust her fully. And I was dreading calling the clinic and saying "Well, I didn't really like Dr. Penelope, so can you give me a better doc". Well, I made the call today to ask for a second consult(as I am playing hooky from work this morning).

Here is how it played out:

Clinic: Good morning, XYZ Clinic, May I help you?
Me: Yes, please. Yada yada (this is where I tell my life story). And so, I was wondering it if would be rude if cheated on my current RE and explored if there is a better fish in the pond. (Okay, I am paraphrasing)
Clinic: Not a problem. Can I put you on hold for a moment?
Me: Sure (Waiting, waiting, waiting)
Clinic: Your name please
Me: AshaAnn (well, I give her my actual name, but you get the picture)
Clinic: I see that you saw Dr. Penelope on your first consult in May
Me: Yes?
Clinic: Well, Dr. Penelope has left the practice. So its a good thing you called.
Me: (Silence as waves of shock, relief, serendipatiousness flow through me. And thinking in my head, I wonder how long it will be until I can get in to see Dr. of choice. Realizing Tuesday is the only day I could see her before leaving the country for a month. Preparing myself that an appointment when I get back late Sept. is fine. And that seeing her this Tuesday is unlikely give she is the co-founder/director of this clinic. Keeping all these thoughts silently in my head.)
Clinic: Let's see, who would you like to see?
Me: Dr. Greener Pastures
Clinic: Okay, well it looks like you could see her this Tuesday.
Me: Picking jaw up off floor- "Fabulous"

I am floating right now- so relieved. excited. feeling like I am moving forward again. And that makes me a tiny bit hopeful.

I could end up not liking Dr. Greener Pastures also, and then what, I don't know. But I like to explore all options, so at least having two RE's to compare helps my way of making decisions. And Tuesday works (mostly) with the husbands schedule. And then I can let it all sink in while I am gone for 4 weeks.

And, this will just be a follow-up appointment, so it won't be as expensive. Oh, I am so glad I made that call. I like when it all works.


  1. Wow, that is awesome. It is like you instinctively knew...

    I hope the new RE leaves a better impression. I did not like my first meeting with my RE. He was a condescending jerk. He was MUCH better the second time I met him though.

    So, hopefully all is good.

  2. I am so glad that you were able to change doctors. IF is hard enough without dealing with a RE that isn't right for you! I REALLY hope that this new RE is better than the first!

  3. SO glad that worked out the way it did. I would love to call my dr's office and find out that the nurse I can't stand no longer works there! (fingers crossed)

    Wishing you the best with this new doc!