I am so frustrated with my RE right now. I had a phone call with him today to discuss my HSG report that came back showing one open tube (strange since I had a partial salpingectomy on both of them–what’s up with that?) and he was totally clueless. He first said that it was a normal result with the left showing itself closed and the right showing the tube to be open and clear (duh, that’s why I called). After a few minutes of going round-and-round I realized that he didn’t remember that I had surgery on both tubes. Hello?! If you have a call scheduled with a patient…don’t you think you should review their chart before placing that call? To give him a little credit (although I shouldn’t), we haven’t met in person since our initial consult in June…so it’s been about 5 months with a few phone consults/questions in between. But still, no matter how much time has passed betwen visits, review the frickin’ chart before you hop on the phone with a patient…especially if you are a littlE fuzzy on their individual circumstances! Not sure, but that sure seems like doc 101 training to me! After explaining a little more, and jostling his memory, he seemed to finally “remember” me and asked if I could send him both surgery reports. I told him I had already done that a month ago and he should have them in my file. I then heard him rustling through papers and reading through the surgery reports – All 20 pages of them. Again…something that should have taken place before he made the call to me and wasted my time (I was pulled over on the side of the road mind you- so I wouldn’t miss his important- or not so important as it turns out- call). Then, to top it all off I couldn’t get ahold of any of his nurses today and I had questions regarding my medication order. Ugh! I wanted to scream…
I’ve always been fascinated by medicine and wanted to be a doctor for most of my life. Heck, I still do. I kept thinking, wow, I’d run things so much differently and I’d be so much better with people. I’d make sure I knew each and every case and patient I was dealing with (not every single detail at all times…but the important details) and make them feel like a real person and not just a number. Maybe I should go back to school and become a dr by the age of 45?!
Sorry for the rant…It was just a super frustrating day!!! Just hoping they do what they are trained to do and we end up with a baby at the end of this. Then they will be forgiven and all will be worth it!
~ xoxo, Mrs. B