It took the weekend to calm down. I did not update my chart on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and I felt pretty liberated. However, I did the Creighton thing in the ladies room this morning. That sounds illicit. Fun!
I also called to make an appointment with the RE and infertility specialist connected to a rather renowned practice in L..A.
[RE Receptionist] Did you know that our office doesn't accept insurance?
[Me] Yeah, I know from a referral to Dr. P.ark.er last year. How does that work?
[RE Recept.] You pay for the office visit at the time of service and we give you a form you can send to your insurance.
[Me] How much will the charge be?
[RE Recept.] Between $250 and $475.
[Me] Which is it?
[RE Recept.] Well, infertility is her specialty so it will be closer to the 450 number. Do you still want to make an appointment?
Then, we nail down a time with some difficulty. Apparently, the doctor only sees infertiles in the mornings.
[RE Recept.] OK, we'll see you then.
[Me] Wait, do you have any forms you can send me beforehand so I can have them filled out when I arrive?
[RE Recept.] If you get here 15 minutes before, you'll have plenty of time to fill out the forms.
[Me] I'll have all my related medical records copied to give to the doctor.
[RE Recept.] (Not seeming to care) OK, see you.
After I hung up, the bell in my head rang. Wouldn't the doctor want to know what tests I had already done? Perhaps so we could rule some theories out? And I thought, no. They think I'm green. They think I'm stupid. They think I'm uneducated about my options. They think I don't already know that the IVF success rate is barely 12% per cycle.
I met my husband for lunch and told him how much the visit would cost and I'm thinking about cancelling (I do this flip/flop thing a lot.) I told him that the doctor wasn't going to tell me things I didn't already know. And she recommend the same tests I already have prescriptions for. It would be a waste of money. Money thrown at a doctor so she can buy a new handbag. So, I've already earmarked that money for another purpose which will be way more fun! Motorcy.cle riding lessons!!!!!!