Letter from a Patient

One of the greatest joys of being a fertility doctor is when a family has a successful pregnancy and birth. Even more wonderful is when I hear from them years later and find out more about how their life is going and any new developments.

Such was the case recently from a former patient who received my January newsletters with my blogs: Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal ... The Time Is Now for Fertility Resolutions and 2012 and Beyond. I was very touched that this patient took the time to write such a wonderful email — it's things like this that remind me why I love what I do.

Here is what she wrote:

Hi Dr. J,

You're newsletter today was awesome! I definitely could have used that message years ago when I was in the heart of trying to conceive for the first time. I'm happy to say I finally did get to that place of understanding control.

The newsletter also reminded me that I never did thank you for everything. You were the most amazing doctor, advocate and friend during our journey. Thank you for your expertise, knowledge, honesty, and love. Jeff and I always knew that no matter what, we were in the best hands possible outside of God. With that said, at the end of the day we finally figured out that God alone was going to decide how our family would be built. We're blessed that He sent you to us which brought forth Sean, but now realize we have to move on to adoption in order to build our family. And we're OK with that - in fact, we're looking forward to it. We're meeting with Angel Adoption in Cary on Monday.

When you have time, I wrote a testimony of sorts on my blog the day after our pregnancy test. Your newsletter re: control reminded me of what I wrote. Feel free to share it with patients or whoever if you think it would help them.

I will definitely keep in touch and let you know about your adoption journey.

Love, Amy

PS. Happy New Year! 

Infertility can be a difficult journey, but one of the brights spots is the relationships you build along the way. At Fertility Centers of Illinois, we are here to support you in your family-building journey and whatever path that may take.