Back in December, my doctor’s office screwed up. They were supposed to test my progesterone levels, and instead they told me my blood type. That was Doctor #1.
In June, they tested for blood disorders. While I was waiting for results, I found out I was pregnant, so I had more blood drawn.
When the doctor called to tell me congratulations, he asked, “So what are you doing about your blood disorder?”
Because I really liked Doctor #2 (he was the only doctor willing to test for blood disorders), I overlooked this mistake.
Unfortunately, Doctor #2 no longer delivers babies, so I started seeing Doctors #3-7 at the same practice because you don’t know who will be on call when you deliver.
Doctor #3? Fine.
Then Doctor #4 asked if my insurance would cover cystic fibrosis carrier testing. It did. While I waited for my cystic fibrosis results, I visited my specialist for an ultrasound.
The specialist saw something on the ultrasound that could mean the baby had an infection or cystic fibrosis, so he wanted to take blood. And because I love needles and am quite fond of keeping my blood in my body, I said…
Me: Just test for infections. You can skip cystic fibrosis because my doctor’s office just took blood for that.
That entire week I was a mess. It was the day after our wedding; I was supposed to go to Texas: I didn’t.
The specialist’s office called me 4 days later with the infections results: All clear.
It had been 6 days since the OB’s office drew my blood, so I called for my results.
Doctor’s Office: Your neural tube birth defects test came back fine.
Me: And my cystic fibrosis test?
Doctor’s Office: We didn’t test for that.
Me: Doctor #4 said you were going to.
Doctor’s Office: We can draw that at next month’s appointment.
Me: No. The specialist is concerned about something on the ultrasound; I’m not waiting 3 more weeks.
Bitch, I will cut you.
Needless to say, I’m done with that office. I understand people make mistakes, but three times is too much for me.
Tomorrow I’m going to a completely different doctor’s office. Wish me luck!