Can I Call It a Followup?

Way back before I even started this blog, I had my last visit with an RE on June 24, 2011. That was after my first ovulation, so they gave me three Clomid refills and said come back in September. Then that appointment was rescheduled for December. Then that appointment was cancelled. In February, I got a letter with my new appointment with the new RE. In October. Then guess what! The fertility clinic closed. My new appointment is at the ‘problem clinic.’

So here we are today, almost exactly sixteen months later. Sixteen months of practically self-medicating, two ovulations, one ultrasound and one HSG that I conned out of the OB/GYN who gave me my results from the ultrasound that my family practitioner ordered.

You know what? I should have just cancelled the shit myself. We walked the fuck out after half an hour of arguing with this woman about how one test in three years is not routine maintenance, how despite her insistence that it’s such a fucking great idea I am not going to try to get pregnant anymore, and how PCOS can, in fact, get fucking worse.

All I wanted was some birth control, not crazy ass Provera, with refills so I could bleed once in a while. Fuck it. Guess I’m getting that from family practice.


7 Comments on “Can I Call It a Followup?”

  1. Rochelle says:

    Wow! How very frustrating! That sounds terrible. I hope you’re able to get the birth control you want from your family doc since the other one sounds like she needs to be sent off for some bedside manner etiquette!

  2. Serenity says:

    Here from ICLW. Seriously, all I could do when I read this post was shake my head and think, “Good fucking grief.” Um, standard of care, anyone? Sheesh.

    Here’s hoping you get your BCP from your family doc without issue.


  3. erika says:

    I can relate to your frustrations. We had one RE and one OB who added a lot of grief to our struggles. We should have ditched them way before we did. Finding the right doctor may change the whole game. I hope you will find the medical help you need or want, very soon. Your family doc sounds like a good starting point.

  4. GRRRRRR! I hope you finally get some good care soon!

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