Friday, March 31, 2006


Sorry there is no other word to describe her. I had no idea that seeing a gynecologist could cause so much drama! Update from last post: the call I was supposed to get “by the end of the day” yeah. Didn’t happen. Big surprise. So I left a message on Wed (no response) and one this morning. At 2pm I still had heard nothing and was in the neighborhood so thought I would leave a written message. I also had a few questions that I didn’t want to leave on the voice mail at the call center and thought a note would be easier.
So I actually get a call back several hours later (I unfortunately missed the call…stupid cell phone coverage) and SHE is pissed at ME!!!! The message “ You have to give me time to get back to you on these things” (Uh, you said you would call Monday…its now Friday) “I know you have needs but I have things that are more pressing” (even if that is true, I don’t need to hear that). Then my personal favorite…” yes, you need X test, you have to schedule it on the first day of your period”.
I’m sorry…my what?? Have you heard a single word I have said since I walked into your office?? I came in to see you because I DON”T GET A PERIOD!!!!


I am done. I don’t care if it takes me 3 months to get an appointment with another gyn, I cannot deal with her for one more second.

I felt guilty about being such a pain…for about a second. Please tell me if I am being unreasonable. Please tell me that your providers call you back when you leave a message. Please tell me that I will be able to find someone better.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Alpha male

I was forced to bring out my inner bitch (southern style of course). I went to the clinic ( without an appointment) and politely told them that I would sit and wait for my results. 2 HOURS later I actually saw someone who gave me the results ...Yeah! They were actually hubby's results. He was very excited that he passed his test with flying colors. I think I can actually see him puffing his chest and strutting around. It is quite funny.
Here is the unfortunate part. There is one more test that I might need before I can get the drugs, but it is expensive and not covered by insurance. So she is consulting with the fertility docs to see if it is something I really need. She is supposed to call me back..."by the end of the day"...yeah. right. I'll be here holding my breath.

FYI - yes, I am shopping for a new GYN

Thursday, March 23, 2006

here we go again

Ya'll I don't know what else to do. The clinic is holding my results hostage...again!! I have left messages...again. I even tried to get an appointment (since that seemed to work last time). Nothing until the END OF APRIL. The conversation would take all of 2 minutes. No really- 2 min. Is it door number one (clomid) or door number two (referral to endocrinologist)?? The answer is locked away in their computers. All they have to do is look at the screen and tell me which prize I win.
Instead I seem to be getting the "thank you for playing" consolation prize of being ignored. I really have been trying to avoid sitting in the lobby until they give me my results, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Now the question much help do we need? Today hubby had his test and was a good sport about it. He made the mistake of telling his brother about it who promptly laughed at him. But I say, if he wants cousins for his kids he better shut up.
Now I have to play the "give me my f'ing results" game again. His results will determine which tests I have to have next. I will, of course, keep you all posted.

Friday, March 17, 2006

the verdict

The results are in...I have non-classic polycystic ovarian syndrome. It means lots of things but mostly that I have to have a little help to get preggers.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Yet another conversation with said clinic secretary. Still no test results.
I did get an appointment for Friday :-) I am betting it gets cancelled. If it does I am bringing my tent and my laptop and will set up camp in her office. It will be a sit-in to raise awareness about the neuroses of the TTC woman. Won't that be fun?

On other topics: Today in acupuncture was strange, very strange. I had salt and herbs put in my belly button and then set on fire. Oh yeah, you read it right. Not just for needles anymore! They are breaking out the crazy stuff. All I can say is, if it gets the ovaries to work I will stand on my head and chant while lighting my belly button on fire. I am just that dedicated/insane/desperate.

Welcome little sis

Hello all
I have an anouncement to make:

My little sis has joined the blogging world! She is starting a new adventure, and has to live away from her hubby for a while. She could use some online girlfriends so if you have a spare minute please check her out here.


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Whup ass

Looks like I have to open up a can...
I have now left 3 messages at the clinic in search of my long lost test results. Yesterday's conversation went something like this " blah, blah, my test results are supposed to be in by now.."
(clinic secratary) " oh yes I see that your results are all in"
(me) " Is my NP in today?"
(her) "oh yes, she is here today"
(me) "Great, could someone call me back with the results?
(her) "Sure I will have her call you"

Calls: NONE
Results: NONE

Single girl was giving me advice last night. She suggested screaming into the phone until I got to talk to someone or go and sit in the clinic and refuse to leave. I think I might take lessons from the toddlers I know and pitch a hissy fit. Think that will work? My hissy fits are a little rusty, anyone got any pointers?

Friday, March 10, 2006


How many times can you call a clinic before it is considered harassment? I guess since they left me 4 messages last Friday for apparently no reason, they will not mind if I call them every day until they give me my test results, schedule me for another appointment, or pawn me off on some poor unsuspecting fertility clinic.
I am an educated, motivated, and persistent woman. With most things in life that is an asset, but if you are the clinic on the receiving end of my incessant phone calls you might not think so. Whoever has the job of answering that phone, I pity you (but not enough to stop calling).

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

S&TC Quiz

I hear that some of my fellow belles had quite a chat last night. Sounds like fun! They also took the sex and the city quiz to see what character they were most like. Hello Mirandas! Since Raybelle happened to link to the quiz I HAD to take it myself.

You guessed it: Charlotte

Geez. It figures.

A few differences: my Jewish hubby was my first (and only) marriage and I didn't convert. Sorry hubs, no offense. But the "reproductivly challenged" part. Yep, that's me.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

what's all the fuss about?

You know what the 4 messages were all about? Nothing! Only to tell me that my test results will be back next week. Why don't you just call me when they are back, huh? That would be slightly less stressful.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

should I be freaking out?

I had FOUR messages from the doctors office today. FOUR!!!!
2 on my home phone and 2 on my cell. I missed the calls (obviously) and it was after hours when I got the messages, but what on earth warrants FOUR messages?
I am afraid, very afraid.