So in a previous post I mentioned the three doctors with whom I will be consulting: Dr. Mil.ki, Dr. Schoolcraft, and Dr. Zouves ... choosing the Stan.ford doctor and the CCRM doctor were done for obvious reasons, but why did I pick Zouves? Because he's known for working with women with recurrent miscarriage. He's known for being a bit creative and at this point we're needing creative.
Well I found out yesterday that Dr. Zouves would like me to release all my 100+ medical records to his office (read: require my previous clinics to gather and fax over all 100+ test results to Dr. Zouves) and this would be required for just a 30 minute consult, whose intended purpose is providing me with enough information so that I can decide if I want to become a patient ... so he's requesting all of this before I decide to become his patient. Yeah, I don't think so. Did he not get my overly helpful patient summary along with copies of the 20+ most important test results? What more could this guy want? (haven't I shed enough blood? ... get it? blood tests? shedding blood? ... I crack myself up)
So instead we will do a consult with Dr. Sher at the Sher Institute (SIRM) he's the big cheese at SIRM. We have cycled twice now with the Sher Institute, but it's not been with Dr. Sher himself (he has many doctors working in his clinics across the US)
We respectfully told my current doctor that we are certain we do not want to repeat the protocol from the last two less-than-successful cycles. If all we're risking by changing protocols is 2 eggs ... then heck yeah, let's change protocols.
So my next post about the third consult will be from Dr. Sher not Dr. Zouves! I tried throwing a fourth doctor in there - Dr. Owen Davis from Cornell, I figure if I'm seeing the top 3 doctors in the country might as well see the top four!! What's ganna stop a determined gal like me? ... well, my insurance (crap sack that it is) wouldn't cover the $500 phone conversation. So, yeah, that's a no-go. I think three consults is plenty.
The ol' switcharoo ... one minute you think I'll be telling you what Dr. Zouves says, the next minute you find out I'm telling you what Dr. Sher says.
This little game of musical chairs is too much fun!!
In a Nutshell.
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