A Case of the Tuesdays??
I'm even crankier today.
I need a glass of wine. And some time away from my house, other than chasing The Boy outside in the freezing cold.
So today I called my OBGYN's office. I've called before and I've always had an issue with the receptionist's attitude. Never anything that I could explain, other than saying to Hubs that she wasn't as warm and fuzzy as the receptionist at the other doctor's office.
Anyhow, I call today and this was the beginning of our conversation:
Me: "Hello, I took a home pregnancy test and it confirmed that I'm pregnant."
Her: "Oh. Is this a good thing?"
After a couple of stunned silence I said, "Yes. I need to make an appointment to see my doctor."
Inside I'm screaming- "Wholly shit woman, that was totally inappropriate!" What if I was a young woman who didn't view this event as a good one?? What business of it is hers?
Ok, we talk for awhile. She's not really getting on my nerves until she tells me that my first appointment will be in another office 2 towns over and will take 2 and a half to 3 hours. Um, what do I do with my kid during that time?? I ask if all of my ultrasounds will be there. She says yes. Sigh. Whatever. (I wish I was told this before I started going to them. It is a huge pain in the butt. Something that should take a half an hour will now take multiple hours each visit. Not good.)
Then comes the kicker- she said that I'll get the ultrasound, then see the nurse practitioner. Ok, I say- but when do I see my doctor?
She says, "During this visit you won't see the doctor. You'll see the nurse practitioner."
I say, "But I want to see a doctor...a medical professional. My last pregnancy was very difficult from the beginning and in my other doctor's office, I'm considered a high-risk pregnancy."
"Well," she says, "You are no longer going to that office."
I said, "Can Dr... call me back?"
She says, "Is there another issue that you need help with?"
I dropped it. Obviously, she didn't care what I had to say or what I needed from the doctor.
Ok, so what she's telling me is that my baby isn't high risk because I changed doctors?? Perhaps if I had changed to them last time I wouldn't have had 5 months straight of vomiting daily, coupled with 9 hospitalizations, followed by preeclampsia, followed by an emergency c-section. Why didn't I think of that??
Hubs made me agree to go to the ultrasound and if I didn't feel any better than I could seek out another doctor.
How do I complain about this woman?? It's a small office. I have no idea what to do.
I know I'm overemotional. I know I'm cranky. But... what the hell?