What is it with doctors and vacations?!!

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Registered: 05-03-2008
What is it with doctors and vacations?!!
Fri, 07-11-2008 - 11:25am

Mini-rant, here.  What is it with doctors who are only able to offer you an appointment when you are supposed to be on vacation?! 

I just read that two other ladies are interupting their vacations for appointments.  I waited two months for my original appointment.  Then the doc told me to come back in two weeks, but the next available appt was in 6 weeks!  Then they cancelled that one, and I could either interupt my vacation or wait ANOTHER month.  Then again, it was come back in two weeks, only the next available was in five weeks, and in the middle of my other vacation.  The next available after that was more than a month off. 

The upshot is that I have been waiting since March and won't have a plan until August, if then.  And everyone is telling me to relax, but I have used up my two weeks of vacation seeing the RE.

What is a girl to do?!


Me:  39 7/12.  He: 39.  We: together 11 years, married 8.
Off BC since . . . OMG it's been years and years.
Charting & OPKs since 11/07.
Normal SA -- twice.  Third & fourth SA catastrophic.  < 1 million swimmers.  Low morphology & motility.  What happened?!
Day 3 FSH 8.9, 10.9.  Day 3 Estradiol 85, 52. (March & June 2008 respectively.)
Prolactin 18.2.  Thyroid normal.
Day 3 Antral Follicle Count  6/2:  3 on the left & 8 on the right
Day 12 HSG normal
Mock transfer done.  Difficult.  OUCH!
Never seen a BFP in my life.
AF 6/27/08
O'd 7/6/08
Genetics counselor 7/14.
Reproductive urologist 7/15.
Mind-Body consultation 7/22
RE follow-up 7/29.  Probably looking at IVF/ICSI.

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Registered: 10-19-2004
Fri, 07-11-2008 - 11:47am
Um, wow. That is just crazy. So you know, it doesn't *have* to be like that. I never have a problem getting appts, and I go to a very well-respected/high success clinic. Have you considered looking at a different RE? I'd be very skeptical and worried about the RE's ability to see me when needed during a cycle, or if I need to talk to them with questions, if it is that hard just to get a consult.
-Jenna, 39, DH 37 TTC our first since September '06 with MFI. 3 failed natural IUI's, I failed IUI with injectibles, IVF #1: BFN, 1 FET ending in early m/c. IVF #2: m/c

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- Jenna
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Registered: 05-20-2008
Fri, 07-11-2008 - 12:11pm


I think that is ridiculous that if he wants to see you in 2 weeks and he doesn't have room for you for serveral weeks and more then a month.



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Registered: 05-03-2008
Fri, 07-11-2008 - 1:44pm

I would be interested to hear whether anyone has had better luck at any of the facilities in Boston.

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Registered: 06-18-2008
Mon, 07-14-2008 - 1:40pm
I just emailed you.




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