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Can I please freak out over stupid clinic hours for a minute??

Grrr.
So I mentioned I had to go get cd2 bloodwork and genetic panels done today, which I have been having anxiety over pretty badly. Fine, I buck up and drive the one hour each way to get it done. I get to the clinic at 3:20. The roads were bad so it took a little longer than I planned and they close at 3:30. I sign in and they tell me they take their last draw at 3:15 so they can't take mine. But lucky me, I can go to the emergency department to have them do it there. I call me RE's office to see if I can just do it Monday. But they closed at 3 today!

So I go down to emergency, wait a 1/2 hour to be called. Sit in an exam room for another twenty minutes to wait for the nurse. AND THEN THE KICKER!! She tells me they can't take my blood because the tests have to be sent out of province and the mail already went!!!!!!!!!

Soooo now I have to wait till next month :( why didn't some one tell me that I needed to be there before lunch time?!!??

Re: Can I please freak out over stupid clinic hours for a minute??

  • That SUCKS. I'm sorry :(
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    So sorry, I would be completely frustrated.

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  • Hoping4LO said:

    Oh no! Hopefully there's a chance the RE will be ok with Mon? Do they have an after-hours emergency number you can call?

    I don't think so :( at least not that they've given to me yet
  • That stinks. So sorry that happened to you. bummer
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  • Tell me about it!! I just don't understand why I wasn't provided with that information to begin with
  • That sucks I'm so sorry.
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  • That sucks. Sorry.
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  • calindi said:

    Leave a voicemail?  Maybe they check it?


    If Friday is CD2, then Monday would probably be too late, sadly.  It would be CD5, and I've heard of it being stretched to CD4, but I don't know if they could wait longer.  That's definitely a question for the RE.
    No voicemail either. :( I did send an email as I know they check it after hours but I haven't heard anything back.
    I'm pretty sure cd5 is too late also. Just my luck.
  • That sucks. If I come after the mail has gone out they stick it in the fridge for the next days mail...so results take longer but it is still the rightdays bloodwork.

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  • Leave a voicemail?  Maybe they check it?

    If Friday is CD2, then Monday would probably be too late, sadly.  It would be CD5, and I've heard of it being stretched to CD4, but I don't know if they could wait longer.  That's definitely a question for the RE.
    No voicemail either. :( I did send an email as I know they check it after hours but I haven't heard anything back. I'm pretty sure cd5 is too late also. Just my luck.
    Just a though, it seems like most girls have RE's that are open 7 days a week, and have on call hours. If yours doesn't, perhaps a switch to one that does.

    what happens if you need to do a procedure on a weekend? Do you suddenly have to wait a month??!?

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    calindi said:

    Leave a voicemail?  Maybe they check it?


    If Friday is CD2, then Monday would probably be too late, sadly.  It would be CD5, and I've heard of it being stretched to CD4, but I don't know if they could wait longer.  That's definitely a question for the RE.
    No voicemail either. :( I did send an email as I know they check it after hours but I haven't heard anything back.
    I'm pretty sure cd5 is too late also. Just my luck.

    Just a though, it seems like most girls have RE's that are open 7 days a week, and have on call hours. If yours doesn't, perhaps a switch to one that does.

    what happens if you need to do a procedure on a weekend? Do you suddenly have to wait a month??!?


    Very good question! I've wondered this too. This clinic/re doesn't do ivf so I wonder if that's the reason? Also, I have to think that, because we're not on any cycle yet, that there IS an emergency number but they just haven't seen the need for me to have it yet?

    Unfortunately, I can't switch RE or clinics. This is the absolute only one I the small province I live. The next closest is more than a 6 hour drive each way.
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  • When you call the office after hours does it provide an on call number? Even IUIs are time sensitive so that would be crazy if they don't do things on weekends too.

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    February 2013: second HSG, fibroids pushed on tubes which blocked them somewhat
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    December 1, 2014 - Right after Thanksgiving, I called a new clinic and got in right away! Plan for IVF
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  • @jencity9
    Nothing. It just lists the telephone hours for the last day they were open. In this case, Friday February 28 from 10-3.
    I'm still holding on to the hope that they just haven't given me the after hours number yet since I'm not cycling.
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