This morning I called the insurance company again, to be sure that they were working on my pre-auth, and they said they'd have it processed by tomorrow afternoon, so I told Cory I was 99% sure the surgery was going to happen on Monday. Good thing I didn't say 100%!
We arrived at the clinic at 4:45 and filled out some paperwork (since I hadn't been seen by that doctor in three years), and after waiting a bit I went back with the nurse to be weighed and my blood pressure taken, and to wait for the doc. The nurse chatted with me for a few minutes and let me know that ORM only sent over the results of the sonohysterogram and nothing else, which meant that they couldn't get everything to the insurance company that they needed, nor did they feel comfortable not knowing results of blood tests or the consultation that I had at ORM. So I'll be having the surgery on the 21st.
One of the doctors had to attend a birth, so my doctor had to cover both her own and the other doctor's patients this evening, so we ended up waiting about an hour to see her. We kept each other amused in the exam room though, giggling and making stupid jokes and faces at each other. I haven't gone to many OBGYNs but I know enough to be patient as there's a lot of stuff going on.
When the doc finally came in, she asked me a little more about our prior procedures, checked my heartbeat and breathing and thyroid and belly, and drew me a little picture of what the hysteroscopy was going to be like. She told me a couple of side effects, and answered my question about catheters (as long as I pee before the procedure, I should be fine, but if my bladder is still too full she'll give me a catheter and take it out as soon as she's emptied my bladder), and we were on our way.
So I have to go get a blood count done at the lab next week, and at some point next week they will tell me what time I have to be there. I go an hour early after having not eaten for at least 8 hours, and that's that.
All in all, it was a positive appointment, though I'm pretty disappointed to have to wait for the surgery. I think I need to print out a bunch of "BE PATIENT!" quotes and stick them to everything. :) In fact, I just spent the last several minutes starting a Patience board on Pinterest - if you feel impatient too, pin a few of these to your own board!
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