I don’t know about any of you ladies, but I, personally, have never cared if my doc was a male or female. In all reality, I think I’ve gone to males 99% of the time, so I guess I just never knew it any other way.
At any rate, there’s a new Nurse Practitioner in town. Her name is Josephine (just like me!) and she knows a lot about both western and eastern medicine, which I really like. Because of a recommendation from my super sweet tree-huggy neighbor, I went to her today for my annual exam instead of to my usual guy.
I am so happy I did.
I explained what’s going on with my IF issues and she had a lot of recommendations and ideas and knew the best local acupuncturist to see who has helped a lot of women restore ovulation, etc. etc… she then did my full physical and talked to me the entire time about what she was seeing and hearing (clean bill of health, y’all!) and when she did my pelvic exam for the PAP, she said, “well, your left ovary is tender and there is a ton of cervical mucus right now and your cervix is low and open, so you’d better be planning a romantic evening with your husband to have tons of sex tonight.”
I shit you not, she said exactly that. It. Was. Awesome.
Not to mention, open cervix + cervical mucus = freakin’ awesome.
Sorry if that’s TMI for some of you, but it’s pretty exciting for me. 🙂