How do you do this blogging thing again?
I know, I’ll ease in with a simple multiple-choice question.
When you have been waiting three months for an appointment whose whole purpose is to go through your test results, do you expect:
a) To have all your tests results back, go through them in a thorough manner and be given your protocol for the long awaited IVF.
b) To go through your test results find there are a few anomalies that you need to check through, discover there is a delay to IVF
c) An answer phone message at 6pm the day before the appointment saying that it has been cancelled.
Those of you who answered C: congratulations!
Yup, I found out yesterday that my appointment has been ‘postponed’; no reason, just an apology for the late notice and a promise they’ll get back to me with a new appointment when they can. Leaving me with a profound sense of disappointment and anti-climax, (and as a measure of just how deflated I am, I can’t even be bothered to make a sex gag at this juncture).
It was inevitable really. It seems every appointment I have had has been tarnished with some kind of delay or mix up.
I thought I knew what this one was.
In May I got a letter inviting me for another hysteroscopy, part of the battery of tests I'd been promised. I called for the next available appointment and it wasn’t until the 7th of July. Thereby managing to postdate the appointment when I was supposed to get the hysteroscopy result by a month. Which is a pretty impressive fuck up.
But this was clearly not spectacular enough. Hence yesterday’s message.
What now? Who knows? I’ll call the hospital again, try to rearrange – and hope that I don’t have to wait another eleven weeks for the appointment.
This baby-making business is hard work, innit?