In spring of 2016 I started to get frustrated with Dr. Dickson, not because she was going anything wrong, it’s just I needed someone who was willing to be more “out there” with me. Someone who understand and believe the mind-body-spirit connection. I called a friend and found out where she went ten years ago and she said, Dr. Ryan. Initially I had wanted to change clinics in but that required a referral and more waiting so instead I changed doctors at *Anova to Dr. Belej-Rak. I still did a referral to Dr. Ryan in April of 2016 for an appointment in July 2016 just in case things wouldn’t have worked out at Anova.
It ended up that I never switched clinics to Dr. Ryan, but whenever I mentioned his name to clinicians, everyone’s face would just light up and so much joy would come beaming out.
When I went to see Shawn,my hypnotherapist, she said she had worked with him in years past when he was a obstricition and she was a mid-wife, this was in the 80’s. She had nothing but good things to say about him. During that appointment, we agreed that Dr. Ryan was my third connection “My je-nais-sa-quois”. There was no doubt that before I was to start IVF I needed to see Dr. Ryan.
Dr. Ryan became my muse, the doc. I just needed to see because I believed his energy and his belief in the miraculous mystery of baby making (plus his enormous spirit) was my missing link in the process of IVF. From what I have gathered, Dr. Ryan was a pioneer of IVF in Toronto. Its said, that whenever he does a procedure, at the end of it, he lifts his hands up to the sky and looks up, knowing that truly life is a miracle.
My appointment in July got cancelled.
I had another appointment set up for September but I had to cancel.
I finally got another appointment for end of November, and I messed up the time by an hour and missed the appointment.
We finally went to dinner to Patricia’s and Marcin heard us talking about Dr. Ryan. I finally expressed why it was so important to see him. As each time I was going to see Dr. Ryan Marcin was going to go and didn’t understand why I was going to see another doctor when we were heavily engaged with Anova.
To the final appointment I had booked, Marcin came and it worked out. We saw Dr. Ryan together.
While all this may sound insignificant, there is something about this man.
I am told he is the original Doctor in Toronto who started doing IVF. Everyone in the community of fertility medicine knows him. He is a big, burly Irish man who gives the best bear hugs. He has been around since the 1980’s, this man has seen everything.
Legend has it, that when he transfers the fertilized egg back, he lift both his arms up towards the sky, a signal that it’s now out of his hands. Medicine really can only take it so far, then its up to a force that is stronger than us. Dr. Ryan sees himself as the facilitator of that magic, and the patient has to believe as much as he does in this magic.
Indeed, after the appointment, I felt so much stronger, ground going into IVF with the belief that this works.
He gave us so much good information about genetic testing, called “PGS”. Told that they way to increase sperm quality is to take an enzyme CoQ10.
He went through everything in detail about my file and said to keep in touch with him because he wants to know.
I walked out of that appointment so happy to have met him knowing that there is someone I can turn to if needed for a second opinion.
One of the very few doctors who believes in God and a High Power of the Universe.
We have angels walking around us and Spirit guides. He is one of the angels. We just need to trust. This is what I learned from Dr. Ryan.
To book an appointment with Dr. Ryan, please ask for a referral from your family doctor. Suite 100, 56 Aberfoyle Crescent, Etobicoke, ON M8X 2W4