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Nov. 15th, 2005 @ 07:50 pm Cartwheelus Interruptus
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I should have known that some trickster would have built a wall right in the path of my cartwheels...

Late this afternoon I received a call from the fertility centre. It appears that although they were willing to take my $2000 earlier this morning, they weren't so willing to give me a spot in their program this month. This is apparently highly unusual. The asshats have had my file since August, but didn't think it was important at any time (including last month when they were harassing me to book the initiation session) to reserve a spot for me in the program. This is one of the reasons I'm glad this is our last attempt, there have been far too many screw-ups and oopses with the administrative side of the clinic.

So now my tentative schedule looks like this:

Dec 20-January 9 - birth control pill (I know, it's odd, you go on the pill to start getting preggers)
Jan.4 - start suprefact
Jan. 13 - blood test and start Puregone
Jan. 21 - trigger
Jan. 23 - retrieval

Needless to say, as I haven't started the program yet, I requested they refund my money.

I am so mad I could spit.
Who does she think she is?
foot up your ass
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From:beccak1961
Date:November 16th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC)
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I don't blame you for wanting the money back, this is crazy. Actually, I had a friend (despite my being uber fertile, although bad pregnancies, for some reasons I know people who aren't) and she explained how she had to be on the pill to shrink her cysts on her ovaries, then quickly try to pregnant while the cyst was manageable.
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From:neeroc
Date:November 16th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Heh - the irony for me is that I would probably be fertile francine if it weren't for the fact that I had to have both my tubes removed. They use the pill to get the number of follicles I produce each month under control (down regulation). Otherwise, when they collect all the eggs I produce under the meds, I end up getting really, really sick. They've apparently credited me the money, I'll have to check later today (I love on-line banking!)
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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:November 16th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
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Owww! *hits head on wall* That sucks. At least you have a reserved spot for January, right? I would definitely demand the money back. You should be the one getting interest on it, not them.

Sorry you have to deal with idiots. I know that can be frustrating.
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From:running5k2day
Date:November 16th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC)
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I second this...Ugh! Dumb-ass Idiots!
Stay positive for the future...it's not over.
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From:neeroc
Date:November 16th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
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I'm trying - now I've got another month to get freaked out!
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From:neeroc
Date:November 16th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Ya, it was a really crappy way to end the day, especially after being so excited this week leading up to it. I carried a lot of the anger and crap home last night too. Poor hubby.
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From:heathog
Date:November 16th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
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Pardon my French, but fuckity fuck fuck fuck! That is OUTRAGEOUSLY wrong! I would call the clinic and DEMAND to speak to the director and remind him/her that you are NOT a new client, that this is your LAST attempt, that ALL your paperwork has been in order since AUGUST, yet the CLINIC screwed up and YOU are paying the price.

Seriously, call and complain. If you say or do nothing, they'll assume everything is alright and may end up continuing to ruin other client's schedules, lives, and finances!

Oh, I'm SO mad!
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From:neeroc
Date:November 16th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
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You know, when I stared to write that post I almost used stole that exact expression *g*.

I'm actually getting more involved with one of the fertility boards that is specifically for this clinic, trying to figure out what my best options are with them. I know there is no chance that I'll be able to get in this month, but I do want to formally complain.
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From:neeroc
Date:November 17th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
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I just had a huge flash of enlightnment (okay maybe nothing so dramatic). Redgemini was talking about a failed attempt over Christmas last year, and I realized the timing of my Day 1 would have set me for retrieval/transfer when the clinic is closed for the holidays, Dec 23-27!

See, if they'd only told me that, I wouldn't have gotten so worked up! Sheesh.
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From:heathog
Date:November 17th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad everything worked out in the end, but your clinic really needs to step up to the plate!
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From:devaux
Date:November 16th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC)
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Bastards! Are they giving you the money back? Maybe it's better anyway, because of holiday stress and what-not. (Just trying to find a silver lining!)

I am taking the pill right now - a super-high dose of estrogen - it's making me nuts.
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From:neeroc
Date:November 16th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for looking on the bright side, it is absolutely true, I've already got exams and Christmas to worry about. I hear ya with the estrogen! I had no idea how irrational I could be *g*
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From:redgemini
Date:November 17th, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
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Oh lordy, I am so sorry neeroc, this is just a huge comedy of errors. I would be completely pissed too.

Trying to look at the bright side here- I had a failed IVF last X-Mas and it pretty much ruined the entire holiday season. Perhaps this way you'll have a chance of getting in some Yuletide cheer before the stims start.

Does this help at all? Just trying to be optimistic in the face of a crappy situation!
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From:neeroc
Date:November 17th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
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*g* Thanks very much for the optimism, I appreciate it.

It actually just clicked for me that the problem is Christmas, with the timing of my Day 1, I would be set for retrieval/transfer during their shutdown (Dec 23-27). See that makes sense, they could have just told me that!
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