My fiance & I went for our first appointment at Mt Sinai on Feb 19. We have to drive about 4-5 hours each way to get there, so they scheduled our consult with Dr Liu as well as a sonohysterogram for me & a semen analysis for my fiance for the same day.
I have to admit...driving in Toronto was not a pleasant experience LOL. Word of advice...watch those intersections...they are a little bit weird/confusing. Finding parking even with the help of a GPS was not easy either.
When we arrived for our 1:00 PM appointments, we registered & I was taken back to the procedure room. Told to strip from the waist down and put on 2 of the gowns. The antibiotic meds I was prescribed and told to take an hour before the procedure made me nauseated, however, I am thinking it's probably because I had eaten nothing at all and we had been on the road since 6:30 AM.
The procedure room was huge! and I wish my GYN exam room had their table & stirrups. I was made to feel comfortable right from the start. They explained everything both before the procedure as well as during it. I experienced a lot of cramping & discomfort, but had I taken a tylenol or advil before hand, I am sure I would have been fine. As it was, they encouraged me to breath to try & help me relax. It was over pretty quickly, I am thinking maybe 15-20 minutes.
When my fiance came back from the semen sample test, he made the comment that he was impressed with their selection & jokingly asked if he could get a copy of it or go back until it was time to meet with the doctor. He is a joker He made me & the receptionists laugh.
We met with the doctors & got the results from our tests. We were given options based on our results. While we were there, Dr. Liu suggested I go for an AMH test while we were in Toronto as well as do our other bloodwork. The AMH test was not covered by OHIP, but we knew that already. It cost us $75. Now we are just waiting to find out the results for that. We are also waiting to hear from the Urology unit for my fiance's next test.
Unfortunately, my referring OB/GYN didn't send either of my laparoscopy results or any other information other than my fiance having klinefelter's & my having cancer. Even though I asked the receptionist before we left & she assured me that she would have faxed everything when she made the referral.
Dr Liu was great! She was very nice & understanding. She took the time to explain to us various things if we didn't understand. She tried very hard to work with us. I am excited to see her again & start our journey.
I just wanted to share this experience in case others were wondering what the journey was like.