So I have been battling it out with my now former OB GYN.
It got to be sooo ridiculous that I had to resort to scare tactics on his butt. Here is the abridged version of what happened.Piss me off moment #1:
Trying to get an appt there first of all-
they try to pull the 8 weeks BS but if you complain enough they get you in sooner. That is not moment #1 though. So I have been doing all this charting crap and I brought my stuff in to my appt and you know what the doc did? He put it in my folder without reading it. That did not fly well. He then asked me a question in which I responded "Well if you would look at the chart I just gave you, you would already know that information."Piss me off moment #2:
After being in the waiting room I was escorted to the doctors office. I sat there alone. For OVER two hours. Are you kidding me? Granted, I got to take lots of crazy pics w/ all that weird equipment and posters w/ my camera phone to pass the time- but ridiculous. It wasn't just me- all of the rooms were full. They didnt want the waiting room to look so bad so that herded women in to different rooms.Piss me off moment #3:
(I am skipping many)- I inform my doc that there will be a lapse in insurance for me since my man is switching jobs so I need to take care of everything now while we are insured. Wouldn't have been a problem if I hadn't just waited two hours and he wanted to send me somewhere for blood work .
I end up getting the blood work done in which I had to go somewhere else to get done. Not really sure what the results were. He said he thinks
I might have PCOS. Did you catch the word 'thinks' Um- hello- why did I get blood work done? I could have just rolled dice or picked a straw to get a 'thinks' response. Give me a break.
Oh wait- it gets better. Since my insurance is now officially gone for a month in about 5 minutes....he prescribes Metformin for me. Metformin is a Diabetic drug. Do I have Diabetes- no. Do I have PCOS? I don't know. Was I just tested for it though? Yup. Do I have an answer? Not so much. So I am taking a drug for something that I may not have.
We could go into the side effects of Metformin but I will spare you.
Thankfully I have a friend who I know who has PCOS & who has been a sanity lifesaver and giving me all of the real answers. Yeah for her!!!
No wait- it gets better.PISS ME OFF MOMENT #4:
So I scheduled my follow up appt in which I was told to get a sonogram done. Of course, they don't do it on site so again, more time off of work and driving to find this place. So I get an external and internal sonogram done. That was over 2 weeks ago. They said my doc would tell me the results within 3 days.
So I wait. And I wait. And I wait.
Then I call EVERY single freakin day (after those 3 days) leaving a memo for my doc to call me. After 13 days of this- I decided it was getting old.Piss me off moment #4b
: So today I wrote my OB GYN a letter and faxed it at 8:01. Oh it was such a good
letter that he
personally called me within 5 minutes of receiving it.
Oh wait- I missed a moment-(Moment #5
) I did get something in the mail from the doc about my tests being in normal range-BUT it was tests that I did not have done!!!!!!!!!!!That was such a joke that I am keeping it for prosperity!
So while I am talking with my ob gyn on the phone this morning- he had the odascity to try to make me feel bad!!! He was telling me how his partner is no longer with his practice (smart woman...I can see why she left) and that he was insulted that I felt that way- are you kidding me?!?!?! Let me shed a tear for you- not! I have left his office in tears on numerous occasions- trust me- not feeling an ounce of sympathy for the way this place was treating me.
No wait- it gets better!
So I want answers.
So I ask him straight up - "Do I have PCOS or not according to the sonogram?"
His response was not a yes or no.
It was "You have features of PCOS." FEATURES!?!?!?
So there you have it. I still don't really have an answer! RIDICULOUS. "Features' will be classified as ridiculous piss me off moment #6
So I am supposed to try the Metformin for a few weeks. In a few weeks I am supposed to go and get some 'painful' test done according to him that isnt covered by insurance and is expensive. Oh joy. I spent about 40 minutes on the phone today looking for a better doc. I am going with my friends recommendation- then again, I couldn't do any worse.
So yes- by getting blood work done, various sonograms, and various meetings with the OB GYN- I have no answers and have learned nothing other than it is time to get a new doctor :)
Is it wrong that I want to tell him that I 'think
" I might have 'features'
of someone who might want to beat him over the head....but I might not. But I might. I'll let him him know in 3 days.