Saturday, July 2, 2011

First NaPro Appointment

We had our first NaPro appointment today. It was great. Dr. G is very thorough and not to mention so nice!

My DH and I had a little fight about this doctor's appointment a few days ago. He didn't know what was going to expect, and neither did I. He was worried about the costs of the doctor's appointments, on top of the Creighton charting costs (which compared to almost any IF treatment is nothing!). Of course, me being a girl, took his hesitation to mean that he didn't want to get pregnant (as bad as I do anyway). But mostly I felt: because I couldn't get pregnant...that we were having to spend money on doctor's appointments that he would otherwise prefer to give to his son for his grandbaby. Why do I have to go to such a dramatic place?!? I felt like a rotten person. One for theoretically taking money from his son to buy things for his grandbaby, and two, because I'm completely and utterly jealous. All I've ever wanted was to be a mom.

Anyways, because it went so well today...he apologized. I think mostly he was just scared of the unknown. I think he pictured us walking into her house, or dirty office. But mostly, being taken advantage of.

Dr. G reviewed my chart, some of my previous medical records and got a verbal history on both Chris and I. She is NOT convinced I have PCOS because I have regular cycles and "small ovaries"(according to the transvag ultrasound from my REs office). She does think I have insulin resistanace, but mostly because its hereditary and I was very overweight. She is going to do some research on adrenal/cortisol problems...because I definitely have that. She gave me orders for bloodwork for P+ 5, 7, 9, to check estrogen and progesterone. I also found out I had "thickened endometrial lining" during my transvag u/s.

The kicker is...she thinks I have endo. DANGIT! Going to Omaha for surgery was not high on my list of "things I want to do". She did say that she wants us to try for a while, with progesterone support and whatever else she decides before she recommends me for surgery.

Another thing she noticed was from my HSG. She thought something was weird about the shape of my uterus. She asked me about fibroids. I don't have heavy bleeding. My left tube is blocked. I always have what I assume is ovulation pain from right side...never from the left. Maybe that's why I never have pain, ol' lefty knows ovulating is a waste of time!! HA!

I think she also finally convinced my husband to do a sperma analysis. She is going to also take on his needs (low testosterone, etc).

I'm so glad I finally learned Creighton. It has been such a blessing and it's only the beginning.


  1. Sounds like a very informative appointment! I'm so sorry to hear that your doctor thinks you have endo, but if you see Dr H he can fix you right up!

  2. Yuck about the endo :( But, better taking care of it now instead of when you are doubled over in pain 10 years from now. This just happened with my friend and they tested her for so many different abdominal ailments that by the time they did surgery, she was filled up with endo. Creighton is so powerful in this way. I totally understand about how you feel with the money for everything. It's not fun to feel this way but, you are doing the right thing by taking care of yourself. Stay strong! Glad hubby understood after the appointment. They come around, don't they? ;)

  3. Sounds like your dr. is going the conservative route first which is wonderful. It is possible to get pregnant with endo and maybe the progesterone will be all you need. Sometimes it is enough. I agree with MFAW stay strong. Money is just money in the end and you can always make more. But a baby is a blessing. Though I totally understand, try not to feel guilty about it.

  4. So glad you are pursuing Creighton and also that you are doing / have done these tests to rule out any other problems. It is frustrating to find out about Endo (ack! I have it too), but it IS kind of nice knowing there are answers out there and you're ON YOUR WAY to getting them! SO very happy to read that your husband is showing you support after the appointment. Sometimes I think that if my husband doesn't react emotionally like I do, he doesn't care (which is totally false). The male species is always so confusing!

  5. I will be having my second surgery at PPVI next month for removal of endo and repair of my blocked right tube. The whole process can be overwhelming but PPVI has been so GREAT to work with. Let me know if you have any questions. I would love to help out if I can!