October 22, 2007

ugh, so annoyed!

Alright, I'm so venting here. . . Let me set up the storyboard for ya'. . . I had yet another doctor appointment today. . .with my endocrinologist. . .who is so good that he takes months to get in with . . .

Okay, so I have this appointment, and I've had it for like, four months? So, in preparation, I've signed about a million medical releases from all over the place, so my records could be at his office, in my file, before my appointment. That's where I went wrong. . . NONE of my records had been sent. NONE!!! Not the ones from all the hospital visits I've had, not a single lab slip from the many blood draws I've had, not a one from any of the 4 surgeries I've had since June. . . NOTHING!!! I was ticked!

For one thing, the hospital that I had all my stuff done at, is now CLOSED! Yes, CLOSED as in, no longer operating! Yeah, so, I don't know how I'm supposed to get those records now. I just assumed that when I filled out the medical release, that those records would be sent. How very silly of me! I was also under the impression that when I spoke with the medical records girl from my regular doctor's office, and I filled out all her releases, I just assumed she'd fax those papers right on over.

But noooooooooo, that was too much to ask. So, I had my appointment, and pretty much was back at square one. Why? Why don't I just give my endo a rundown of all the happenings? Because I don't know Dr. Speak! When I hear that such-a-such number is supposed to be below 40 and mine is in the 300's, I don't know what that means. All I know is that this got my OB very concerned. And when my hormone levels don't make any sense whatsoever, I have no idea what that means. So, this is how my appointment went. . .

dr. "Hi there, how's it going today"
me "alright"
dr "so what are we here to discuss today"
me "umm, I guess my thyroid, and to see if you had any thoughts about my kidneys being awful"
dr "what?"
me"my labs. from earlier this year. . .why I've had four surgeries?"
dr " I don't have any of that. I have our stuff from the last time you were here. That's it"
me "*&!?@*^"
dr "So what's going on?"

I HAVE NO FLIPPIN CLUE!!! If I did, I'd be able to fill you in on all things broken. But I don't know. I don't understand. All I know, is that I don't feel good, and apparently, I shouldn't, but we haven't been able to find the cause.

How bad does that suck?

Seriously. All I wanted, was for my records to be at his office. Because my endo is awesome and I feel like he just would have looked at my records, and said, "You have XYZ." (insert angels singing hallelujah chorus)

But no! I get to fast yet again. . .to give blood, yet again. . . to wait 3-5 days for ??? something to show up???. . .again! I'm sick of this! I want answers. And I want them now. I don't want to keep feeling like crap all the time, just because some girl forgot to fax over my labs and hospital notes. SERIOUSLY!!!

I'm uber annoyed right now.

P.S. other fun converation with my doctor

me "well I had a baby in May..."
dr. "Okay (looks at his notes) Oh! you mean May of last year."
me "well, no. May of last year AND May of this year"
dr (laughs hysterically)

really, it was priceless.