Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Monkey Wrench

Well, I've decided to get a second opinion on doing the laparoscopy. It isn't that I don't trust my doctor (I do), but perhaps, after two failed fresh cycles and a failed FET, it's time to move on to a bigger clinic with more resources. It makes me sad, in a way-it would be nice to be successful with Dr. Vest, considering all we've been through. But realistically, we only have two more chances for this to succeed without having to pay for the entire cycle, so we have to make this count. So now I have to get my records in able to make an appointment.

Sounds easy, right? Nope. I'm a wimp. I don't want to offend anyone or have bad feelings, so I asked Nursey P if I could get a copy to send to my regular gyno (which isn't a total lie, really-they DID ask me to get a copy for them of my treatment plan). Nursey P had told me that she would find out how much the copying costs would be, and she wold let me know. I also had to submit a letter to them to release the records to me (on Nursey P's recommendation).

So, last Friday I called the office to follow up, since I hadn't heard anything. Guess what? Nursey P said that Dr. Vest told her to just copy the relevent info and mail it out to my gyno directly--FUCK! Fuckfuckedyfuck. So, now I have to either a.) Call my gyno and get a copy of my records or b.) Call Nursey P back and see if they'll send me a copy as well.

I might just call my gyno-I mean, they probably need some of those records as well. I have copies of my records from my first RE, who did the initial IF workup, so that's not a problem. I don't really want to get into trying to call the RE's office-what if I go for the second opinion and still decide to stay with Dr. Vest? Then I would be afraid that they would be all weird with me because I doubted the doctor's treatment plan (yeah, I know that it's really overthinking, but I tend to be overly sensitive to other's feelings-it's the Libra in me coming out).

Sigh-even something as simple as this has to be a big production. Why can't anything be easy for me?

3 comments:

Ilyse (FF) said...

S, Are you going with IRMS? I just had to get them my records from the last 2 REs and my obgyn. I just faxed them all a medical release form (I got it from IRMS after I made my appt) and asked them to call me to confirm and it worked great and I didn't have to personally ask anyone. I would not have been able to do that either. I know, it sucks to have to do that.

Lut C. said...

I know what you mean. I deeply dislike confronting people in any way. Very annoying at times.

nathan said...

Before you get laparoscopy...you should ask your doctor about AEM or active electrode monitoring. It prevents internal burns to non-targeted tissue. You should learn more at leat...go to www.encision.com