Thursday, September 29, 2011

IVF consult #2

Today was our appointment with Cornell. It was full of good surprises.

1. There was NO traffic getting into the city. None. Zero. That never happens...but at 9:00 on a Thursday? Unheard of.

2. We walked in 10 minutes before out appointment time (after getting bagels and coffee because instead of being late, we were early. See above.) and see on the reception desk a sign that says, "As of 9/15/11, CRM now participates with CIGNA." CIGNA is my insurance. That we thought CRM did NOT take. And now they do. So the $15,000 we would have to front if we go with them, we now wouldn't.

3. 9 minutes before out appointment time (that is, 1 minute after we arrive) they call us back. Right into the consult room, complete with waiting doctor. Early. Seriously? We hadn't even filled out our paperwork.

4. I really liked Dr. Davis. I had been expecting someone a little different, as my friend Jessica (who also really liked him) sort of indicated that maybe his mannerisms were a bit abrupt or something. And I can see that, but really he was friendly and...SMART. Now that's important. This man knew my chart inside and out, he was rapid-firing questions at me and I was mostly keeping up, and I just felt like he knew exactly what was going on. Not that most doctors wouldn't, but this was different. He was just smart. And frankly, not all doctors are. Maybe, I felt like he was smarter than I am. And I am not used to that. (Good thing almost no one reads my blog anymore because I know how that sounds, but it's true...whatever.)

So, we plan to proceed with Cornell. I am doing an IVF prep class on the 10th (no school on Columbus Day). It looks like the big stuff will happen in November, with the major stuff right around Thanksgiving.

7 comments:

deb aka murphthesurf said...

Hoping that the IVF works for you and yours :-)

Nitsirk said...

That's a great start. I hope this process continues to go as smoothly for you. I hear you on the Drs. I used to teach med students when I was in grad school and for the most part I was completely unimpressed.

RunningMama said...

Wow--that is a miraculous visit (insurance coverage, no traffic, great doc). I'll be crossing my fingers for you! It will be really interesting to learn about what protocol they put you on!

Angela and David said...

Okay, all of that is great but #2 is HUGE!!! I'm curious as well what protocal Cornell puts you on.

ValleyWriter said...

Wow - all terrific news! As with RA stuff, I finding having the right doctor that you really click with (for whatever reason) is critical to success. Best of luck!

jessica said...

don't feel badly -- I think the exact same thing about doctors :)

N.D. said...

sounds like it was all meant to be today, this is great news!!! hoping everything goes smoothly for you.