Sunday, April 17, 2005

Quick cycle update

I went in for my second sono of this cycle on Friday (CD15, if you're counting along at home), and had no major follicles. Lots of small ones (in typical PCOS fashion), and one that’s not quite 10mm, but nothing bigger. And my lining is still fairly thin. Follow up sono on Tuesday, unless they squeeze one in on Monday since I’ll already be there to see the RE.

The nurse’s assistant told me to pee in a cup again. Last time, I had already stopped at the restroom, so I could just say “Oh, I just went. Sorry.” But this time I was waiting for the bathroom when she asked for the sample. I said I didn’t think it was necessary, since there was no chance I was pregnant and they wouldn’t be running a test anyway. So what did she do? She wrote on my paperwork “pt refuses to give urine sample.”

Here’s what bugs me the most about this - I felt like I had to apologise to her for disobeying her medical command, even though not only is is pointless (the last time we did this, my wand-nurse threw the cup away right away) but she should be apolgizing to ME. This is a fertility clinic. It’s depressing to ask me to pee in a cup twice a week - I know nothing has changed since the last test, and suggesting that I might be pregnant would be amusing if it weren’t so depressing.


  1. Asking you to test so often is pretty uncalled for (and expensive). My test right before the LAP cost $68.00 which prompted someone, I think, Amyesq, to say that it should have come with a double line.

  2. That would be a nice testing scheme - guaranteed positives!

    Actually, I don't pay extra for labs at the evil HMO (it's one of their strong points). But in any case, they're not actually testing, they're just making me pee in a cup and then throwing it away. Which is even crazier than if they were to be so obsessive with the testing, I think.

  3. That's just crazy. Makes me want to poke that nurse in the eye...and makes me want to know what kinda stuff they've written on my chart about me. It's not like I call every week or anything... ;o)

  4. Madness! Irritating, aggravating MADNESS!