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Monday, April 09, 2007

On Uncertainty and Blessing.

Sorry for my lack of posts of late. I've been dealing with some very strange reproductive issues that I wanted to straighten out before I told the world. It seems that answers may never be known, however, so I decided to post a quick summery.

As my older readers know, we have been trying to conceive for the past year. Up until now I have had no inkling of a pregnancy (though that didn't stop me from testing!). Last week I was 9 days late starting my period and had all the wonderful signs of pregnancy. I never had a positive pregnancy test, and they stopped abruptly when my period started so I thought little of it. Without being too graphic, it was not a normal cycle and I became worried.

Off to the doctor I went, and I was told that it was likely I had a very *very* early miscarriage, but that we would probably never know for sure because my hormones had surely fallen too low to detect.

Before all of this madness began I had made an appointment with an infertility specialist to see about my endometriosis so my doctor and I decided to wait until I saw the specialist to make any conclusive claims.

Today I saw the specialist who decided that an ultrasound would not be advisable at this point in my cycle. We're waiting until after I ovulate to get a general idea of what is going on with me. It seems I will never know for sure exactly what happened this month.

As much as this upsets me, I was amazed to find out just how blessed I was to find this doctor. I was skeptical at first because his office was full of birth control adds. I figured he was just another agnostic, liberal infertility doctor. I could not have been more wrong. He actually prayed with us! I don't know about you, but I've never had a doctor pray for me before. He then asked us about our church and told us about his. It takes some serious guts to evangelize to infertility patients who are NOT at a NFP practitioners office. I can not tell you how blessed I feel to have found a Christian doctor. I know that he is misled about birth control, but I truly believe that he is the right doctor for me. He prayed for God's will in our family which really gave me hope that he will follow God in providing for our care.

If anyone is looking for a new OB/Infertility specialist in the Ft. Worth area I can not recommend Dr. Snead enough. Of course I haven't actually started treatment so that might change ;). Thankfully, he wants to go with very conservative treatment and is not hormone happy. We're going to check my ovulation, hormone levels, tubes ect. and then look to very minimal intervention. He doesn't even want to go to laproscopy until we have a better idea of what is going on and have tried for three more months. I feel very confident that he will not be the type of doctor to shoot me up with all sorts of abortificiant hormones or IVF (not that we would go along with that plan if he were).

So please pray that we can have peace with whatever happened this month and that God will direct our doctor in our care and that His will be done.

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