Medical pissed-offedness.

I am GOING TO LOOSE IT on my doctor’s clinics ass.
Today is the third time I have asked for the result of my gestational diabetes test and my RH factor which were drawn on October 22nd BECAUSE I have to tell the specialist at the hospital on Thursday the results.
I asked last week and they said if it was possitive someone would have gotten back to me. I don’t rely on that anymore just in case of human error, God know’s it’s happened to me before. I need to know the results, Period. I don’t doubt it was negative, it was last time as well, but I have to the right to hear that. The receptionist gave me big time atittude just now when I said I was still waiting (26 hours later) for a nurse to call me back and I need to know my results TODAY. She said they are very busy with this H1N1 and someone will get back to me when they can. I expressed the importance that it be TODAY because tommorow is a holiday and I see the specialist on Thursday morning, why do I need to fight to get my own test results? How is this empowering women in pregnancy and birth, as my clinic is supposed to be all about?
I don’t give a crap about H1N1, I am a high risk pregnancy and I have the right to safe and reliable medical care. Period.
 
I FINALLY got a call back from a nurse who sounded less them impressed with me, but changed her tone when I told her I was seeing a specialist at the hospital Thursday morning who wanted the actual numbers from the test. Suddenly she became very helpful.

Whatever. Don’t mess with the angry pregnant women, I am ready to blow my top at the lackluster care I have been receiving at this clinic as of late. I LOVE my doctor there and really want to keep her as my family practitioner, which is why I deal, however, I have not even seen a doctor in 2 months. Just a nurse practictioner, cause my own doctor has been on vacation or sick. I don’t want to get into what happened to Evan each time with someone new and unfamiliar. It’s personal and it’s hard to talk about now that I am in my third trimester, I don’t want to talk about babies dying anymore, I want to talk about how we can make sure this baby lives. Thank GOD I have the specialist at the hospital, I need consistant and trustworthy care, this pregnancy is stressful enough. I want a midwife like I had with Evan, she was perfect. I don’t qualify for midwife care under provincial healthcare because I have been deemed high risk and see a specialist at the hospital…..
I suppose I could pay out of pocket for private care but we have no extra income at all right now and I can’t accumulate anymore debt to cause me more stress on maternity leave (which starts in 5 weeks)

Anyways, for my own records-
Trutol was 6.2, anything under 7.8 is fine.
 Maternal serum is O+
RH Antibodies was negative
Iron levels were 117

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About mommamaynard

β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on November 10, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I’m so glad you’re seeing the specialist at the hospital- you deserve the best in care. It can be SO FRUSTRATING when you get anything less. And I second you about relaying the story over and over again- I got so very tired of that in my pregnancy. All these med students and ever-changing residents wanting the details, every visit was the same.
    Your test results sound great. Good luck at the hospital on Thursday.

  2. if you actually get a paper form for a blood draw, see if these is a spot for ‘also send results to’ or something like that. I put my fax number – so I get the actual lab results. You could also ask, esp. if they do the draw there, that they send copies of all results to your specialist. Maybe if you talk to someone at check in (instead of a nurse) they could get the right thing filled out.
    It took me a long time to figure out how to get this info from people (I had one doc that was great and had a printed copy of all results READY for you before your meeting with her – luv her!). It seems like we should get it (and in the US it is our right to request all medical records) but so many doc offices are so sketchy about it. OK, I am ranting now too!!!

  3. I am glad to hear you got your results in the end, and that all was normal!
    Praying with you that all will turn out well with Evangeline! You so deserve it!

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