I'm working on a photo-filled Scandi trip recap, but it is getting stalled by my syllabus planning schedule (I return to teaching on Thursday and am woefully behind in planning my new courses), so you'll have to wait until the end of the week for our virtual tour of Copenhagen and Stockholm. But! In the meantime! Some news and a request for advice!
I posted in the past about the insurance issues with the office of the RE at N.YU (Dr. Man) I had originally wanted to see. Because of a lengthy on-going contract negotiation between that office and my insurance company, I went ahead and made an appointment with a different RE at Cor.nell (Dr. Lady) for a few weeks from now.
Well, yesterday the very friendly nurse from Dr. Man's office called and left me a message saying that the insurance contract has been finalized and they now accept my group.
So I'm putting this to my RE-adept readers. Should I make a second consultation appointment with Dr. Man? My appointment with Dr. Lady is the 17th (which will most likely be after ovulation). I would hope to get an appointment with Dr. Man this month, as well.
Is it kosher to have preliminary meetings with more than one RE office? If I do, should I be upfront about the fact that I'm looking at another clinic as well, and take time before moving on to testing with either office? If I do set up this second appointment, what sorts of things should I consider in deciding which to work with? What kinds of questions should I ask? I know many of you had disappointing experiences with your first REs. Are there any warning signs you would recommend looking for to stave off that possibility?
If I can get this sorted out by tomorrow, I'll feel much better about beginning the semester in two days: new school year, new classes, new hope on the TTC front, all in time for the anniversary of the m&m's conception. Maybe things will start looking up for me soon!
I called and made the appointment for Dr. Man (two days before my appointment with Dr. Lady). And I mentioned I'm on CD 3. And I'm going in for blood work today after my therapy session (conveniently around the corner from Dr. Man's office).
Holy crap, this is really happening.
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