Friday, April 29, 2011

Small World...

Back in February I wrote about running into someone I went to high school with at our fertility clinic. It was kind of an odd moment between us, because although we played volleyball together both at school and on club teams for the better part of 7 years, we were never really good friends. I haven't actually seen her again at the clinic, and assumed she worked in the andrology department.

Well, on Monday my phone rang and I noticed that it was the clinic calling. I assumed it was the financial office calling to go over the costs of IVF, but instead it was my doctor. I was surprised to hear her voice (I typically hear from her nurse) and she said she "had something she wanted to run by me." She explained to me that as they were going over upcoming cases that the nurse recognized my name, and approached my doctor telling her that she felt it was necessary to ask me if I was comfortable with her being part of my medical team at the ER and ET.

It turns out the reason I don't typically see her at the clinic is because she works in the surgical area. She typically is in the room with my doctor at both egg retrievals and embryo transfers. So my doctor reiterated over and over that if this was something that was going to stress me out we could work around it. In the end I said I didn't care. I mean it isn't like she doesn't already know all of our business. The only thing that she wouldn't see is... well, my you know. And as I told my husband... what's one more person seeing my lady bits? ... at this point it feels kind of like a show piece.

It is a little weird to think that this person that I've "known" for 17 years may potentially be in the room when I conceive, but lets face it, if you had told me ANY of this would happen ten years ago I would have thought you were nuts. So, why not make the story of our baby/babies' conception a little more twisted!

5 comments:

Baby Hopes said...

Oh I hear you. I had an ER visit a few years ago for a bleeding UTI. Ouch. One of my sister's classmates was the nurse. HE left the room when they placed the catheter (PTL). Since we went to a very small high school (about 60 were in my graduating class), I knew him well. I was blushing for weeks. I'm glad she asked... I would have responded the same way.

Stephanie said...

That is a pretty small world, but how nice of her to think to mention it to your doctor and check to see if you were ok with it!

E and R said...

Like you said, what's one more person?!? Besides, once you give birth there will be even more people down there when you have the babies! :)

L said...

I think it was really thoughful of her to have the doctor check with you to make sure you weren't uncomfortable having her in the room with you. Also, it seems really great of your doctor for being willing to work around it if you weren't comfortable having her there.

House of Duffy said...

Some people say it takes a village to raise a child....in our case, it takes a village to MAKE a child. Seeing a familiar face might make it a little less stressful for you?