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Friday, January 23, 2009

Lessons Learned

I have learned three HUGE lessons from this whole RPL experience thus far, and I'm sure there are many more ahead of me. Anyone who is in need of medical assistance of any type should be prepared in order to receive the best care possible.

Lesson #1: KNOW YOUR BODY
I have learned more about my body, what it does, how it reacts, what the parts are inside, what those parts do, various medications, and more since our first loss almost two years ago. Learning these things hasn't always been a bed of roses, but it's important that we know ourselves inside and out - especially when requesting or requiring medical care and intervention.

Lesson #2: DO YOUR RESEARCH
Thanks to today's technology, there are massive amounts of information available at our fingertips. There are search engines, websites, online forums, and more that will give you the opportunity to read, discuss, and define things for you. Doing research on what you are experiencing, what to expect, to answer questions, to ease fears, to provide data, and offer insight will give you power in your own treatment. It is to your benefit to know what you are discussing with your doctor. An informed patient can be more proactive in treatment.

Lesson #3: GO WITH YOUR GUT
Knowing your body and doing your research are two crucial componenets of being a successful patient. Most importantly, though, is going with your gut. As females, we have a keen sense of what to do in most every scenario we face. If something doesn't feel right, it isn't right. If something doesn't sound right, then it probably isn't right either. If you have done your research and know how your own body works, then it is YOUR responsibility to speak up. Don't learn this lesson the hard way. It wastes time and takes away your power. Believe me, I know.

On another note: 10dpo, BFN.

4 comments:

Aria said...

I'm sorry, Kristin.

Chelle said...

Those three lessons are hard learned sometimes. (I think I am still learning!)

Sorry about the negative...((HUG))

Jenn said...

Girl! You know 10dpo is too early to test! I'm sorry you had to see a BFN though. They suck :(

Juicy said...

:(

I could say at least you learn something each cycle, but I'd trade knowledge in for a BFP any day. So sorry.

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