I’m too sore to move (see below) and have just sat down at the computer (at home) for the first time in a week! Thanks for all of the nice comments and emails responding to my last post. I know it is ICLW week and so traffic might be light here this week – coupled with some slow blogging, I don’t blame you!
I’ve been on the road this week with a new client – in Pittsburgh. A busy, but interesting few days of meetings and then an early flight back yesterday. I got home in time to catch a martial arts fitness class at my gym – which is normally not feasible for me because I work in Manhattan. It was TOUGH and I was sore most of last night. This morning I joined a group from work for a volunteer day at a local park and raked for five hours preparing mulching around the park’s perimeter. I will NOT be able to move tomorrow, but it feels great to use so many of my body’s forgotten muscles.
After our WTF appointment, which provided exactly no new or useful information, we got busy making appointments with other doctors. We have a diagnostic consult at RMA mid-May and an appointment with Dr. Exclusive (not using his real name here – unless we go that route) the first week in June. We’ve requested our records and filled out mounds of pre-patient paperwork. The rub is that no one seems to take our new insurance – which stinks because I think we have a new ‘lifetime’ limit for ART. This time ’round will be more of a financial discussion than last time.
For those that are interested, the final straw with our CRMI RE was his recommendation for a second opinion. While I appreciate that he was open to our getting a second opinion, the person he recommended (at NYU) hasn’t seen patients for TWO YEARS!! Jeez Dr. – are you really that out of touch with your professional circle? If it had been a few months, okay, but two years! Give me a break.
So this month, we are letting acupuncture, exercise, TCM herbs (to lengthen my luteal phase) and good old-fashioned sex take the lead. Maybe a miracle will happen…