But today has been better.
As I eluded to in my last post, it was a bit of a gong show getting my blood work and ultrasound results to CC.RM. When I called the receptionist at my former RE’s office bright and early yesterday morning to ask her to fax the results ASAP, I got a lovely message indicating she was out for the day and not back until today. Needless to say, I was freaking out! Before I left the clinic Tuesday, I checked in with her to make sure she would fax the results right away and she confirmed she would. Ummm…
I tried to stay calm but, honestly, all of the stress of the past several weeks just finally caught up with me and I could feel a major melt down coming on. I called one of the IVF nurses at the clinic and thankfully someone picked up. I explained to her what I needed and that the receptionist had forgotten to fax the results to CC.RM. The nurse said she’d go track them down and do it right away, BUT when she asked me to confirm what blood tests I’d had done and I told her estradiol and progesterone, she told me that there was no way there would be progesterone results in as they took a week to process. I was stunned and didn’t know what to say. She then told me that progesterone levels weren’t necessary anyways. I wanted to tell her that they obviously WERE necessary or CC.RM wouldn’t have ordered them, but I was at a loss for words.
I had no idea what to do. I tried getting a hold of my nurse at CC.RM but felt like I couldn’t wait for her to return my call. I still had a lab requisition from my GP for progesterone (which I had gotten when I originally planned to get my blood work and ultrasounds done locally instead of by my former RE) so I decided to head over to the hospital and see if they could get the test done and processed ASAP for me. The tech at the lab was fantastic and said it was no problem and it could be done ASAP. When I got home, Annie had left a message telling me that she finally received all of my blood work and ultrasound results and everything looked great. I was good to go.
I was relieved but a bit perplexed as I thought that my progesterone results would have been missing so I called her to double check. Surprisingly she said she had them. I explained to her what happened and warned her that she may be receiving a second progesterone result.
I can’t believe that the IVF nurse at my former clinic gave me the wrong information – is it me or is that not a big deal that she didn’t understand the necessity of this basic hormone test? So annoyed.
And the melt down…well it came about an hour later…and with a vengence. The poor, poor lady at my credit card’s service centre had no idea what hit her. I had a full on-blubbering- can’t speak melt down on the phone with her. She was so nice though and eventually talked me of the ledge.
After my fun-filled day, I had a wicked headache last night that lasted until about an hour ago – finally feeling a bit better now. I sure hope all of the drama with coordinating this mess is over. Definitely, without a doubt worth it, but it’s been very challenging.
First two shots of Lu.pron down today and start stims Saturday!
But today has been better.