pissy, pissy

…that’s me.

I hate birth control pills. Thank goodness I only have 3 more. I’ve been on them 27 days – of which I have spotted or bled 19. Cramping 3 out of 4 mornings lately.

The nurse’s response when I asked almost 2 weeks ago about this – it’s normal. Fine, it might be normal, but is there something I can do about it? No. Can I switch pills? No. Can I take two pills per day to see if that stops it? No. I did anyway – that gave me a 3 day break.

I’m also pissy because I just got my FET plan. Normally, that would make me a happy girl. I love a good plan. But this one has assorted problems. First, it took multiple phone calls to create – I dealt with two different nurses – neither of whom seemed to have ever seen my chart.

Then I was told it was put in the mail on August 17. I didn’t get it until August 26. Which just so happens to be 2 days after I called to find out if it had actually been mailed. The answer was yes – but I think it was mailed that day.

There are two major errors. The first – my lab slip has a different patient’s name on it. The second – that we only have two blasts. We have 3. I’m also missing a required document – but that’s the least of my worries.

I opened the plan on Saturday – excited at first. First I saw the wrong name on the lab slip – and thought – ok – not good – but a simple mix-up. Then on Sunday morning, I actually sat down with the plan to make my anal-retentive calendar for the Great Infertilibinder. No, the calendar my clinic sends is not good enough. This is color-coded with everything from medications to how much I have to pay listed on the corresponding day.

That was when I noticed the 2 blast thing. That sent me over the edge. And there’s no one to call on Sunday who might actually be able to understand the problem.

I’m still pissed. I know all of it will get taken care of – I just wish I didn’t have to fret so much. And double-check everything.

I’m tired of all of this. I’m tired of feeling like a bitchy patient. I’m tired of being snappy and cranky. I’m tired of my body.

I’m tired of never being in control.


~ by Larisa on August 28, 2006.

10 Responses to “pissy, pissy”

  1. Hugs L! Im thinking about you. Hope things get ironed out soon.

  2. I just told my hubs last night that I am so tired of having to manage my own health care. It’s exhausting and frustrating. I hope they get it all straight for you. So do you have 2 or 3? I would be so pissed if all this time you thought you had 3 and there were only 2.

    Hmmm, I just got my FET plan yesterday and there are no lab slips at all. Grrr! Looks like I need to call about that.

  3. All of this is so annoying. I totally agree – it is exhausting to have to be in charge of everything yourself (which often entails being the bad guy). I hope all of this gets fixed ASAP and you can move on to a successful cycle.

  4. You hve every right to be pissy; those are your potential future children after all!

    Hope you can get it all worked out without too much effort. Sorry it’s such a pain.

  5. Yikes! That sounds like a lot of errors. I don’t blame you for being pissy about it.

    I also think bcps are from the devil.

  6. That’s a huge breach of confidentiality there. How unprofessional.

    I hope this is the only wrinkle in the whole cycle.

    The side-effects sound awful, and I’m glad you’re done with those pills soon.

  7. Oh Pissy doesn’t cover at all how crazy upset I would be about all of this…

    I’m so proud of you for being in control enough that you DO double check everything and have the resource of the great infertilibinder.

    I hope you get answers, assurances and apologies quickly.


  8. Aaargh! I’m sorry you’re having to go through that crap. It’s ridiculous that we have to be so on top of things – that’s supposed to be their job, we’re certainly paying them enough! I hope you were able to get it all straightened out.

    Wishing you the best for this cycle…

  9. Hey sweetie, just thinking of you and hoping you got everything straightened out with the drs office.
    I really hope this is your cycle!

  10. Me too! We are paying A LOT of money for this invasive procedure. At least we should be able to sit back and not have to worry about the doctor’s end of things (we have enough to worry about with our own end of things)

    Sorry Larissa

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