well, the old coot finally showed up and today is CD2. i don't know about YOU but for me, the auntie's visit is quite a production. i have a pharmacopia of products to enhance her visit. on the list generally: ad.vil (lots and lots and lots of ad.vil), Vi.Codin (not as much of this as the ad.vil, but as much as is necessary), Zan.tac (so i don't shred my stomach to bits with the ad.vil). Sometimes i have to fortify with Phen.ergan, when my aunt's visit cause me to lose my cookies. I also have my handy dandy alarm clock for when I have to take meds during the night. Woe is me if I forget, because my aunt will wake me out of a deep sleep and whip me until I cry for hours. The irony is, everyone but everyone from the Ob-Gyn to the RE to the NP to everyone in between says it will bet a lot better once i have children. Snort!
It occured to me the other day what an odd summer i'm having. this is the first summer i've really tried--balls out--to get knocked up, and i almost suceeded...twice. It's also the summer i'm surrounded by preglets. not just family, but friends too. many of them. and also, at clinial. at least two days a week i'm up to my armpits in pregnant 16yo's. it's very very odd. also today i had two women come in for what would be an infertility work up if they were well insured. my diagnosis was PCOS for both. anyway, the sort-of-insured one (25yo) we did the standard labs on. the barely insured one (34yo) i advised to make an appt with the gyn service at either of the two major hospitals in town. in maryland, access to a gyn for primary care is mandated. her chances of meeting with a specialist are still remote, but better if she starts primary care with one of them. i thought this rotation would be very hard this summer given my situation, and it is, but it is also tough in ways i didn't realize it would be.