Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Omaha, Not Just a City

Last summer George, Claire and I were waiting for our flight from Houston to Amarillo. While we sat in the terminal George said, "Hey, you want to go where gate #73 is headed?" For a moment I thought of some places I wanted to visit... like Italy or Chicago... as I looked up I saw Omaha. I smiled and said, "Sure lets go!" and tears came to my eyes. George was surprised I got all sentimental... and asked if I was OK. Sure I was fine, but for a brief moment I was back in May of 2008.

To most people, Omaha is a city in the middle of the United States... but to women who are suffering, it is a city that holds a doctor who provides a lot of answers. They may not be all the answers we want, but they are answers that move us towards soluntions. From our 12 hour car ride, the hotel, downtown brewery, botanical gardens... Creighton hospital, Pope Paul VI Institute, the staff, the restaurants... all of it was an experience that built a memory I will always cherish. It brought us closer together as husband and wife and placed us in an environment where I had complete trust and confidence that someone was going to take very good care of not only me, but us.

As I connect more to the online community of women on Facebook, I find so many are suffering not only with infertility, but with gynecological issues that are simply not being addressed by their OB. How is it that we live in 2012 and the best answer an OB can give us is "We are really not sure how to fix your problem, but if you take this birth control pill we can fix mask your symptoms"- this so burns me!

I may not be an OB, but I am a strong woman who has been down the road of suffering. To help other women from suffering any longer, I am going to use this blog as a platform for discussing solutions, current information and my continued fertility story. While I love posting about the happenings of our cute little family and the renovation of our 1920's home... that will now take place on our family blog, HavrillaVilla.

So ladies, lets stand-up and demand more! Direct your questions to the comment sections and I promise to post weekly on fertility matters!

NaproTechnology & Creighton FertilityCare Model


Hebrews 11:1 said...

I love this post! I was so fortunate to live in Omaha for three years. I loved it, it is a truly wonderful city and PPVI is a truly wonderful place! I will say, sadly, that even living in Omaha, my regular ob/gyn didn't refer me to (or really seem to even know anything about ) PPVI. Thank goodness I was doing NFP through a woman w/PPVI, or I might never have known such a phenomenal doctor was right in my own backyard! I agree we need to spread this message!

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Patiently Waiting...... said...

I 100% support your efforts! Thank you! Of course I would love to conceive after my surgeries with PPVI but regardless I feel like such a healthier person because of all of it. They treat the entire person not just the "infertile me"

JellyBelly said...

I <3 Omaha!!!!!

WheelbarrowRider said...

Love this post and love this commitment to IF issues and true healing!