Monday, February 6, 2012
Waiting For The Call
0700 hrs they start calling my numbers. I get to the counter and present my ID card and tell the clerk its for a Beta HCG. She doesn't even pay attention to me. She prints out the lab request and hands it to me. Next person is called up.
I look at my lab request sheet. Its for an E2 level! WTF?
My number for the lab gets called and I tell the tech that I have the wrong lab request in hand. We go back up to the front desk and tell them what is wrong. The clerk is oblivious to me and looks to the computer, the HCG beta was NEVER put in.
That's right! My REI forgot to put in the system the test. Now folks this isn't the first time they have done this with labs. They've also done it with my medicines too. I'm not sure who is lazy over there or forgetful but they need to work on this part of their paperwork. Its find and dandy to do the procedure to transfer the embryo but if you hand the patient a sheet saying when the lab is to be drawn but then forget to put it into the system what good is the paper to the patient?
So J and I walked over to my clinic. The lights were on but the door was locked. We waited and waited and waited. It seemed like forever. I wanted to get my blood drawn and get home. I wanted to get some breakfast before the marriage counseling session later this morning.
I ask J to go check on the door again. Its still locked and he said he would head around back to the back entrance. That door was unanswered. He said he could here them moving about in there. The door was unlocked so he waltzed in and back to the doctor's office. Nurse Nasty see's J and she gets pissy. He cuts her off and tells her about the situation. She says she'll fix it right away.
Back to the lab I go. I go to the head of the line. I've been waiting long enough and there is no one really before me anyway. I get a new number and wait.
Finally I get called up again. This time its in the system. Yay! But the E2 is still on the draw too. Oh well who cares now how much they take its all just one vial.
I still haven't tested at home. Why bother. If the numbers aren't high enough we all know its a chemical. If they are high enough I'll find out later today when they decide to call me. I swear they only call in the afternoon when its bad news. They don't like giving out bad news. Maybe I should call them?