So last week I had a pre-natal appt that was rolled into a m/c followup appt at my dr's office. They were aware prior to me coming in of the m/c because I had been in the previous Friday because of the m/c. My appt was not with my dr or the nurse practioner that I normally see, but a visiting dr. That was fine. She was fantastic. However they were completely unprepared for me. They didn't have all the bloodwork results back from the weekend or anything. I just went with the flow for that appt.
So she told me to get more bloodwork done this week and we would proceed from there as to what would happen next. I asked when I should book my next appt, but she told me to wait until I got the blood done.
I went to the lab on Tuesday and called the dr's office today to follow up with them. I really want to know what my levels are like. I want to see a big ol'0 and know that this is all done with now.
Well, I got put on hold for 10 mins. Than when I finally spoke to "someone", she was just not able to help me at all. I explained that I wanted to know the results of the bloodwork, whether my levels had dropped down to normal after having m/c last week. She said "I don't know what you want me to tell you. I don't know what I am looking at here."
I explained again, S-L-O-W-L-Y. I just want to know what is supposed to happen next.
Someone on phone: The dr you saw has gone back to her own practice.
Me: okay, what about my dr.
Someone on phone: well, I will leave a note for your dr to call you.... they won't be in the office again for another week or so. I hope that's alright.
Me: NO, That's not alright. I had a m/c last week and all I have gotten is the run around. All I want is answers and a game plan. I don't care who calls me back with my information any of the dr's or nurses that can tell me anything would be okay. I just want to know my results.
SOP: I just don't really understand what you are looking for
ME (getting upset at this point): M/C are not uncommon, there must be some protocol for dealing with the aftermath of m/c. Someone there should be able to know what I am looking for.
SOP: Okay, well I will see if I can find someone to get back to you in the next couple of days.
Seriously!?!?!!?!? This whole experience has me questioning the health care I have available to me.
Sorry for the long one, I just had to vent somewhere so I didn't start crying here in my office.