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