The on-call doctor told me tonight to not call anymore.


See, if my call about what I could take for my sore throat/cough had been returned before 4:55 p.m., I wouldn’t have had to call. But, the IVF coordinator told me I could take meds one of the doctors had specifically said not to take and, with it being 5 p.m. and time for me to be on the air, I didn’t have time to question it. So, I called afterward. Actually, I had Joe call because it was looking like I was going to have to run the board for the baseball game.

That’s a no-no, too. Well, maybe if I didn’t have to be ON THE AIR I would be able to call myself. But, it’s kind of hard to talk on the phone while broadcasting.

Oh yeah, and I was lectured for not looking at my meds sheet. I might have been able to IF I WAS AT HOME. But, seeing as how I was in the car, it wasn’t something I was able to do.

Maybe this doctor doesn’t realize that most of us are pregnant for the first time, and since we’ve had to do IVF to get pregnant, we’re even more cautious about what we do during our pregnancy. Obviously, I’ll know more about what I can and can’t do next time around, but I’ve never been pregnant before, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to do anything to hurt this pregnancy.

And, if I had just gone to the pharmacy and asked the pharmacist (who told me to call my doctor), they would have lectured me for NOT calling them.

I could understand them getting annoyed with me if I called every day. I’ve called only a few times — when I was bleeding, a couple nights ago when I started getting sick and tonight. Interestingly enough, this doctor — Dr. SUGARDANCE I might add (Really? How can I take someone seriously when her name is Dr. Sugardance?) — is the only one who’s even cared. The other doctor, a resident who’s done many of my scans, was happy to tell me what I can and can’t do.

Thankfully, I only have a week left with them. But, it’s a week of me guessing what I can and can’t do since I’m not longer allowed to ask questions. I’m considering writing a letter to the senior doctor when we leave the reproductive center. I really hope my OB is more patient-friendly.

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  1. Lynn says:

    What an ASS! I would seriously report that doctor to someone.. they shouldn’t be able to tell you NOT to call when you’re pregnant, ESPECIALLY under the circumstances that you’re under. Ugh. That pisses me off.

  2. Kylie says:

    I’m confused. Is this a GP you are calling? I wouldn’t be happy if my GP wouldn’t answer questions.

  3. connie says:

    That’s ridiculous!!!! That’s what they’re there for! I would definitely write a letter to the senior doctor. I’m sure your OB dr’s will be alot more understanding.

  4. Shannon says:

    Write that letter… and when you do this again… use a different center… what jerks!

    Well if your OBGYN is anything like my group you can call every day with something and they won’t care… they get that you are pregnant and not sure about things… they should give you a list etc… mine gives ya a folder with all the info about the hospital, etc… full of all kinds of cool info… and my office also has free baby mags too… so I never have to pay for a mag… hehehe…

  5. Jenn says:

    Sorry, but that’s their job and I don’t care if you do call every day they have no right to tell you not to.

    I’m sure we all encounter the same thing at our jobs, even if we aren’t doctors – coworkers/customers asking incredibly dumb questions time after time, but you just grit your teeth and answer and never actually tell them to shut up.

  6. Liz says:

    I read this before I took a shower, then spent my entire shower fuming over that stupid dr. That is just ridiculous. I would DEFINITELY report that dr. You deserve way better than that.

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