IVF Journey Update
Have been back in the US for a few weeks now and, wow, this whole experience has really made me find patience within my heart that I did not even know existed before. As I have tried to contact the clinic for a variety of reasons in the past view weeks I have found that Panama culture is a little ‘relaxed’ for us Americans. Where in America we may sit and watch the clock for the next time we will hear from our clinic, when working with a Panama clinic you have to be a little more flexible. For example, if they say they will call in 2 days, I found that I should not be too concerned when 4 or 5 pass by. This can certainly get frustrating, and at times upsetting, but I try to stay patient. It helps that when I actually do get in touch with the clinic I always feel that their heart is in the right place, and they do have my family’s best interest at heart. It is just between the cultural attitude and the set-up of the clinic, things can take a while. There is really only one woman who deals with all the clients. I can tell she gets overwhelmed, and it shows in their speed of contact, but certainly never in the quality of service. I also like to tell myself that quality takes time, and the clinic is making sure to give the best service to all their clients. Still, despite my attempts at keeping positive, I just wish they would hire on a few more staff members!