Monday, February 2, 2009
I know I already wrote a post this morning but I had to supplement it with this one. I am just so angry at my former RE's office I am ready to kill. I had an appointment this morning to have a bloodtest to get the level of progesterone in my system. If it is more than 5, I am to start lupron and dexamethasone this evening. So, at 8:30 I went in for the test. After filling out a number of forms for self-pay and paying them for the service of monitoring me during my cycle. I had the blood drawn. And I waited...and waited...and waited. They were supposed to run the test and fax the results to CCRM, who would then call me with my instructions. At 2 pm I decided to call CCRM to check if they received a fax. They didn't. So, I called the office and asked them if they faxed it, they said they did but would do it again. About 35 minutes later, I called CCRM again...they called me back at about 3, still hadn't received it. So I gave the nurse the phone number to the office. She called them. Still did not receive it. Now, my old RE's office stops taking calls at 3:30 and closes no later than 4 pm. So, the office is closed and CCRM has no instructions for me. In the meantime, I convinced the nurse at the old office to give me the number so I would know if I could start...it was 10.2, so I should start lupron. But no, because CCRM needs a written copy of the results to have me start. Um, is this frustrating anyone else? I am waiting for another call from CCRM to discuss whether this means I have to wait another cycle (even though I ordered all the meds, arranged for family to watch the dogs, requiring that my mom take a week off from work and travel here, etc.)...and all of this because my former RE's office can't work a fax machine?