Monday, April 7, 2008

It just makes me mad!

Last Friday, Dr. A (my RE) called me at work to say how sorry he was that this cycle didn't work and that I shouldn't lose hope and by the way, he'll be changing my protocol to an Antagon protocol. I was so impressed! How sweet of him to call me personally! He could have waited until my appointment on Tuesday to say all that stuff!

Well, today my nurse calls me to let me know that since I had a chat with Dr. A I don't need to come in for a consult and they'll be canceling my appointment. I, surprised at the turn of events, and having run out of a contentious meeting at work to answer the ever important call from the clinic, was dumbfounded and didn't say much. Once, I went back into the meeting, however, I couldn't concentrate on what was going on and I started to get angrier and angrier... . What do they mean I don't NEED to come in for appointment. Of course, I NEED to come in. I barely had a 30 second conversation with Dr. A in the middle of a stressful work day. I didn't get to review my last cycle. I didn't get to ask any questions about the new protocol or the reasons for switching to it. I got angry with myself for not standing up for myself with the nurse and telling her my needs in no uncertain terms. I got angry for thinking it was nice of Dr. A to take time out of his busy schedule and call me!

So I tried calling back my nurse and letting her know that I want and need to come in for a consult. Of course, the phone rings and rings and no voicemail. So I ended up sending her an e-mail. Now I'm waiting to hear back from her.

5 comments:

Ahuva Batya said...

You are perfectly right, and I'm glad you followed up with an email, at least. Why do we have to be the ones to stand up for ourselves? It would be nice to have an advocate once in a while, wouldn't it?

Pepper said...

Well, of COURSE you still need the consult! That's a no brainer. I hope she called you back and reinstated your appointment.

As if this IF stuff isn't frustrating enough...

Paranoid said...

Oh, I hate the telephone drive-by! You have every right to be annoyed.

FWIW, my clinic only seems to do antagon cycles. From what I hear, they're both shorter and easier than Lupron cycles.

Dagny said...

You have every right to be ticked off. And you deserve your appointment!!

Hopefully you have heard back.

Lisa said...

Thank you for your comment at infertileground — I'm always glad to hear from a kindred spirit. Hoping you get ALL the answers you want at your consult. I've been learning to better stand up for how I want things to go in this process. It is hard when it seems the people who are helping us hold all the cards!