Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Frustrating

I am seriously frustrated with my OB right now. I got shoved into the first diabetes education session that they could schedule despite what it would mean to my schedule (I ended up rescheduling it because there was no way I could make it) and yet when it comes to finding out if I will be using insulin or not all I get is delays.

After the consultation with the dietitian that I wrote about earlier i was given the impression that things would move quickly. So I was surprised when I went in for my appointment last Thursday when I found out that the OB was not even in. I spoke with the nurse and found out that the OB's kids were sick but that I would find something out on Friday. No call happened at all that day and then of course was the three day weekend. I call this afternoon to see what was going on and after a bit of runaround I find out that the doctor is not even expected to be in until this Thursday!

I really would have appreciated some sort of notification instead of having to call and dig it out of the staff. I am waiting for some important information so a courtesy call is only polite in my book. I ended up hanging up on the receptionist and bursting into tears thanks to my lovely hormones.

I would like to clear up my last update a bit. After a lot of back and forth between the doctors it was decided to not admit Evan to the hospital prior to his surgery, so we are not in the hospital at the moment. I realized that after I talked to my mother last night I had not even mentioned that here. The good news is that when I tested him INR this afternoon that it was the 1.5 that the surgeon wanted, so it is looking like we will not have to change our already tight schedule any more. I am going to be so glad when this is over. I am getting really tired of doctors at the moment.

9 comments:

Ginger said...

pull through, at least you have something to do and arent sitting on your butt all day :p

Aunt Kathy said...

Oh I'd be frustrated too and I have no hormones to blame, glad to hear Evans scheduled stuff is going good though

Heather said...

I'm sorry. That is so frustrating, and even harder to deal with when you have extra hormones coursing through your body. Hang in there mama.

Damselfly said...

No wonder you are tired of doctors.

I have similar frustrations with my OB -- mainly, the practice's staff are rude and "forgetful." No matter how great the doctor might be.

Anonymous said...

A few years ago changed doctors partly because of the rude way I was treated. Had severe shoulder pain (couldn't sleep or even lay on a bed), and had questions about the pain medication but neither the Dr. or the nurse would ever call me back, though I was calling several times a day. Ended up calling on a Sunday morning and the Dr. on call at least answered my questions. Don't be afraid to call after hours, or ask for a second opinion. You are a patient, but also a consumer and have a right to appropriate care.
diana

The Estrogen Files said...

I'm so sorry that you have so much going on that's frustrating! Good thoughts to you.

Zephra said...

Glad to here some good news. Your not too far into your pregnancy, maybe you should consider changing doctors? At the very least I would have a good talk with her.

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Ok, yeah, that's REALLY frustrating with your ob!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Yay for 1.5.

Boo for inconsiderate service people.