Monday, June 18, 2007
My doctor visit
Today I went to the doctor. My mother-in-law suggested it was time to go. Come to think of it, I hadn't been to see my doctor in over a year and my mother-in-law does have a lot of wisdom... plus she's the only mommy I've got. After all, you've got to listen to your mother. Besides, I love her a lot! So I went.
I mentioned to my doctor that Pascual and I (aren't we so cute -->) have been trying to conceive for over a year and I wondered if she had any medical advice. She thought I should get my hormone levels checked out. A good idea.
She knows I'm a SAHM and we only bring in one income. So as she was filling out the lab paperwork she asked me if I had been tired lately (as she was shaking her head yes). I was kinda puzzled and asked if there was a correct answer to her question. She said yes, so I told her that I had been feeling a little tired lately. I mean, come on. Which mom doesn't feel tired, right? She responded with, "I thought so. Besides, now your insurance will pay for the lab work. That, and the fact that you've been having irregular periods" (which was news to me). She called it a "creative diagnosis". I called it free lab work. Besides, she checked a billion boxes on that lab work sheet so I knew it was going to be an expensive lab bill.
So off I went, from her office to PAL. They took a gazillion viles of blood. Ok, probably only 5 but it looked like I was at Houchin. Nevertheless, I was in and out in no time. A pleasant (and free for me) experience.
My doctor, who for insurance fraud reasons shall remain nameless :-), will let me know the results when she knows.
Have I mentioned how much I love my doctor?!?