So, today I was at the doctors getting some tests done because I've been having some health problems (I will have to do a separate post about all that), anyway, I was walking out to check-out and pay my co-pay and leave when I saw a young woman, who looked to be about my age, talking to a doctor in the same hallway as where I needed to go to check-out. As I walked up towards them I saw her ask
the doctor a question, but I didn't quite hear what it was. But then I heard the doctor say to her, "I'm sorry, all we can do is order another quantitative beta HCG, and you need to have another ultrasound in a week. If your beta does not raise, and if we still can't see anything on the ultrasound in a week, then the pregnancy is not viable." At this point I was literally standing right next to them at the check-out window and I was just baffled that this doctor said all this to her in a hallway where other patients (like me!) can hear everything being said. Then, I just hear this poor girl start sobbing. My heart broke for her. I glanced her way and I noticed she was completely alone, so I would guess this news was completely unexpected. I seriously wanted to run up to her and hug her, but I'm pretty sure she would have thought I was a weirdo. I heard the doctor apologize again, and she gave her instructions for when to come in for blood work. At this point, the receptionist finally came out and collected my co-pay, and I was on my way. But once I got outside, I just kinda sat in my car kinda stunned over everything I had just witnessed. It brought on so many emotions and memories of my own infertility journey. My heart felt so burdened for this young lady. I have no idea who she is, or if this was her first pregnancy, or how long she has been TTC, but my guess would be that she has been TTC a while. Just from the sound of her sobs and how desperate her expression was, I just know she has been trying a while. I know because I have had that expression and I have sobbed in the same way.
I know that it wasn't an accident that I saw this young lady today, I believe God let me see this happen today for several reasons. First off, I believe He let me see this to remind me of how far He has brought me in the last three years. Lately with all my health issues I have spent too much time feeling sorry for myself. I'm done feeling that way! Then secondly, I believe God let me see this young lady because He wants me to pray for her. I feel led to add her to my prayer list for as long as God leads me to. I pray that she gets a miracle in the next week, but if she doesn't, I pray that God will open her womb again soon!
My hope is one day I will run into her at the doctor's again, but this time I pray that she will have a little miracle with her. That would be just wonderful!
So, to the girl at my doctor's office- you are in my thoughts and prayers!