The concept of surrender never came to me from the depths of my own wisdom but rather from the very wise words of my fertility specialist – Dr Gobetz. His words to me were the turning point in my infertility journey. I was a newish patient at Vitalab having been at another clinic for a number of years prior and I was preparing for my 4 fresh IVF cycle which would also be my first IVF with Vitalab. Anyone who has experienced multiple failed IVF’s will know and understand how daunting the thought of facing another IVF can be. I was so afraid of facing the emotional and physical challenges of another IVF, never mind dealing with the emotional fall out, if, God forbid, it failed, that we’d put off doing another for almost two years.
But under Dr G’s compassionate care I finally found the courage to try again and it was because of 4 little words he said to me when I’d voiced my fear of facing another IVF. I’ll never forget it… he spread his arms wide and in a soft voice full of compassion he said: “Just go with it!”
Those words have stayed with me and I’ve often thought about them and the more I’ve mulled them over the more I’ve gained a deeper understanding of what it truly means to “just go with it” and I’ve learned the art of surrender from those 4 words and have been able to apply them to many other area’s of my life.
Dr G and his team are one in a million in my humble opinion and I learned the importance of having an open relationship with easy access to my fertility specialist from the care I received at Vitalab. I was treated by all the Dr’s at Vitalab, Dr G was my go to man, he did my surgery that repaired all my internal issues which had remained previously undiagnosed and he worked out the protocol for my IVF that yielded the best results I’ve ever had from an IVF as well as my one and only BFP from fertility treatment. But I was also treated by Dr Jacobson who you can only but love, with the pet names he uses for all his patients and Dr Volschenk‘s soft spoken and calm manner he has when speaking with patients, even when they’re insane ones like me screaming at him to “FIND ANOTHER VEIN” during a particularly uncomfortable procedure.
I would, in a heartbeat, recommend the team at Vitalab for anyone, whether they be new to the infertility journey or seeking a 2nd opinion. And the really great news is that Vitalab have now joined the world of social media with the launch of their new Face Book page. I’d encourage anyone walking the infertility journey to like their page as it’s full of interesting information and articles on the latest news and views surrounding infertility and fertility treatments as well as information and dates on fertility talks and infertility support groups.
Vitalab are sponsoring an awesome give away for The Blessed Barrenness, all you need to is head on over and like the Vitalab Face Book page and you could win a R500 voucher from Wellness Warehouse to spend on all kinds of treats for yourself including beauty treats, health foods and WINE glorious WINE!
Remember to leave me a comment letting me know that you have liked the Vitalab Face Book page. For extra entries, share this post on either Face Book or Twitter. Winners will be drawn on Wednesday, 12th September using Random.org and the competition is open to anyone residing inside South Africa.