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My OB/GYN's office called and left me a message to call the nurses back. Getting a little panicky about my pap I had over a month ago I called right back. I have a history of CINI and then CINIII on two seperate occations gifts from my exhusband and his running around. Anyway, so I start to panic a little thinking they sent me the wrong notice about my pap being normal when in fact it wasn't and they've been waiting for me to call them to set up appointments for colposcopies, etc. So, I call and you want to know WHY they called me six weeks after my appointment? It wasn't about my pap!! The doctor wanted the nurse to discuss with me the "importance" of confirming my latex allergy. WT...? REALLY?!! THAT IS WHY THEY CALLED ME?! I went off on the poor nurse telling her that maybe the doctor could just trust me about this, all the hospitals are going latex free, so its NOT a big deal if it isn't confirmed. I told her I didn't need the doctor to confirm that I had a latex allergy, and I was NOT going to have a blood draw for something I already knew. I told them if they WOULD have ordered the cholesterol and the glucose I fasted 12 hours for then I would have had the latex allergy drawn at the same time, but since she changed her mind and didn't order it or any other labs, I wasn't going to get it. I did say maybe in the future that I MIGHT agree to it, IF I had another draw for something actually important. I'm just fuming right now!! How can she sit there and be "concerned" about my latex allergy status but refuse to acknowledge my LPD and issues surround it? "My hormones are normal, I have a period every month!" Aggghhhhh!!!
I know, I know. I need a new doc... Again. I've been looking. The problem is, I'm looking at the competing hospital's midwives. I've got a year, and since I am now working with all sorts of OB/GYNs and midwives I can see which one I like the best! (Although I do see more Peds then OBs...)
Wow! That seems kinda weird that she'd be more concerned about an allergy rather than the other issues. I'm sorry. I really do think you need a new doc!
I had abnormal pap's in the past and i know how stressful that is. The first time mine occurred they sent a letter in the mail. I was sort of pissed about that. But i'm glad it wasn't anything serious for you but i could see why you were pissed. Good OB/GYN are hard to find IMO. Since we moved out here i finally made my yearly pap appointment and the nurse practitioner that saw me was very nice but was kind of rough during the exam. My hubby doesn't see what the big deal is but i'm like its a big deal. You want to go to someone that your happy with. And for me is that the doctor has good bed side manner (knowledgeable, friendly, not judgmental etc) , nurses that work in the office are friendly and helpful.
Thanks for letting me vent. I guess the doc isn't going to risk called a P.O.ed woman to deal with something as stupid as a latex allergy. The office closes in like an hour and I'm sure she doesn't care that much about it or me. I feel better getting the vent out though.