Sunday, June 29, 2014

Scheduling Fun

Being as healthy as we are in general (and having no children), I'd nearly forgotten about how annoying it is to deal with all these doctor visits. The last time I had to coordinate and schedule so much was for the last IVF, and then it was only the one RE's office. Now I have the RE and a local gynecologist who I don't really have a relationship with, and the insurance company.

Long story short, last Thursday after 15 minutes on hold to get to the receptionist and then leaving the nurse a message, I finally got a tentative surgery date of the 7th. But because they only do surgeries every other week, if they can't get my insurance company to pre-approve the surgery in time I'll have to wait until the 21st. Then that evening when we got home I found a consult confirmation in my mailbox that mentioned that they had my old insurance on file still. So I had to fax my newer card in on Friday, which means I lost at least a day, and next week is a short week because of the 4th of July - so the insurance company only has four days to respond. I know that nobody else is in a hurry, given that they do this stuff all the time and it's not a big deal, but I'd prefer not to wait another few weeks; so I may call the insurance company (or my rep) tomorrow and see if there's any way I can help speed the pre-approval along. I don't even know if that's possible, but I might as well learn how to be at least a faintly squeaky wheel.

Patience, grasshopper. No great thing is created suddenly.


  1. Squeak as much as you need to. Good luck!

  2. Oh squeak, squeak! Sometimes it's the only way. If this infertility journey has taught me anything, it's how to be bags more assertive than I used to be. Hope it'll go well and you can speed things along. I know how hateful it is to keep on waiting and always be on other people's schedule..x