the countdown is off pause.


so, today i had my Mirena removed.  i cannot say that was a pleasant experience, but it’s out, and i don’t have to have surgery.  it was, however, not nearly as unpleasant as i expected, so it’s nothing to dread, for those out there who may have to have it done one day.  i will still be getting a new Mirena as soon as possible.

the appointment was with a new ob/gyn doctor who i had never met before.  so i talked to him about the prospect of surrogacy, and asked him if he would be willing to support us in this venture, or if he would prefer i go through my GP.  he said that he would provide support on this end, because he deals with infertility issues regularly, so would probably have more expertise than my GP.

he’s a very professional guy, and i couldn’t read him very well, which is strange for me, as i usually read people very easily.  he made a few jokes or remarks that went over my  head at first, but maybe it’s just because i was nervous.  he wasn’t warm and fuzzy at all, but maybe that’s better.  do you really want a warm-fuzzy guy dealing with your vag?  i dunno, probably not.. probably the professional guy is better 😛

so, he reiterated that we need to wait for the methotrexate to leave my body in a few months, and that he also recommends waiting until the Mirena hormones are gone too (a full cycle), but that’ll be fine once the methotrexate is gone.  so, now i have another appointment with him in three months, and in the meantime, he would like us to choose a clinic, so he can order the tests that are required.  he explained a bit about the tests and what they mean for women of my age.  he said we can order most of them and they will be covered under the health plan, but there is one (Serum AntiMullerian Hormone) that will not be covered, and it will be $160 or so.  also, i still need to go for an ultrasound, so he has a complete picture of what’s going on with my ovaries.

so, the countdown is on, i am soooo happy i didn’t have to have the Mirena surgically removed, because that would have been a long waiting list for sure, as it would have been elective… YAY!!

About namaskarambaby

We are a BC couple who are about to start the process of having a baby using a gestational surrogate in India. We would like to share the process, so the steps will be clearly laid out for other couples who would like to know about this journey, as they may be in a similar situation. We also will likely stay anonymous, as this is a bit of a private process, and we are so early on in the process, that we aren't even sure it's going to work. "Namaskaram" is a greeting in Hindi (the official language of India), which is appropriate for people of all ages... I guess it's similar to Namaste, which is commonly used in the yoga community. This is our first blog, so bear with us. Stay tuned.

2 responses »

  1. Congrats on having it removed and starting on the next phase! I had to giggle when I read the question you posed about your gyno… lol! My matter of fact female gyno had a young (my age) and attractive male intern with her once and it made the whole thing so much more awkward!!!

    • ugh, i have gone to teaching hospitals for MANY procedures, and had a whole room full of students looking here, there, and everywhere, so i can relate to that. it was strange to have a male gyne when i first did in 2009 (due to a large fibroid that needed removing), but i needed a gyne in a hurry, and (imagine) it was easier to get in to see a male, and so i made the appointment. it just so happened though, that he went on vacation and his locum was a woman, so she did all the exams and pre-op work, so i never even met the male doc until i was on the operating room table, and he never went below the belt until i was unconscious, so it didn’t bother me… this time though, again it was MUCH quicker to get in to see a male doc, and i want to get this show on the road, so i made the appointment (different one this time) and he seems quite good and knowledgeable. i am pretty sure he plays for the other team too, so that puts me at ease. his office is beautiful and he dresses VERY well, he’s got some serious style… plus, his receptionist is “alternative” with some purple in her hair, like me, so that makes me happy too. it reeks of open-mindedness, which is what i need around me. jeez, this reply is turning into it’s own blog post 😐

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