Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cutting the Cord

Not that cord, not yet.

I have officially changed doctors. I hope that means the next 9 1/2 weeks will be much more peaceful. I do like the fact that I'm not afraid to see who's calling me when the phone rings.

I hope that this change will mean having a doctor that I can love and who will be excited for me and Senor and our baby. I hope it will mean a staff that acts like they are glad to see me when I come in, even if they are just faking it. I hope it will mean always feeling certain that they are talking to me and not some girl that looks like me. I hope it will mean dealing with people who won't make me feel silly for worrying about things that are mysterious and scary to me. Pregnancy is full of worrisome stuff, and while I try my best not to be an alarmist, there are still some things that set off my alarms. Considering all of the times I could have called in a panic but haven't, I should get a little kid-gloving when I do get freaked out. I'm hoping for all of these things.

But even if all I get is a fresh start and a guarantee that these doctors take my insurance, it will be a step in the right direction. Plus it's about 20 minutes closer to home. That's better than a poke in the eye.


Amyt said...

Do not worry. It will all work out as it is meant to be. Your new doctors will be way better than your old doctors. Relax and enjoy. You are in the home stretch and all you have to do is keep your eye on the prize!!! With a name like Strong, you can't go wrong!!
No really, I know you don't know me, but let me just say after 10 years of constant fighting with insurance and health care providers and living in a state of panic when I think I might have to go to the doctor and then endure 3 months of arguing with various idiots on the phone, I have learned to just kind of take it in stride and breathe in and out. And be glad that you have your knitting to take your agressions out on.
And when you see your sweet little baby, you will forever be changed in the best and most amazing way.
So that is your pep talk from me, a total stranger. Good luck and take care of yourself. I really enjoy your blog!!

Senora Fuerte said...

Thank you, Amyt.