Evil Nurse (longish)
Ok, maybe I am just being a little sensitive here, but there is this new nurse at my OB's office and she and I are NOT friends. Back story: I had set up my first appt with OB then found out I was going to be moving to VA and thought I was leaving this past weekend. So I had a couple questions and called to talk to a nurse to see if the dr. would see me 2x before I left and also to ask about when I was to stop progesterone. Now, there is this REALLY amazing nurse, Kathy, that works there and has been there about 15 yrs, but I got Ellen, the new nurse with poor communication skills. All she latched on to was the fact I was moving and started lecturing me about having not found a dr. in VA and it was so irresponsible and that I was probably not going to have prenatal care until I was like 6 mos. Way to stress out the pregnant lady, right? And I had only known for 2 days at that point that I was supposed to be leaving so soon. So she moves up my appt w/ OB four days and does not ever call me back with the answers to the other questions.
So I look up offices in VA, call two different practices, both said they could take me and get me in the first week in March. Perfect. So I go to the first appt w/ current OB and I am trying to ask AGAIN about my questions and instead she's just like, "Did you find a new dr. yet? Aren't you leaving?" So I say yes, it was really easy and that there was no need to try to get me worked up over a non-issue. She takes my BP, never tells me what it is, and then leaves.
About 2 weeks ago, I found out my start date was pushed back and so I am now in NY for the foreseeable future. I immediately call my current OB to let them know I will still be here and to set up the next 4 wk appt (for today). Further, DH ran into the dr. at this club they are both members at and tells him I'm staying in NY. Dr. says that's great, happy to see her, have her call us. Last night I get an automated call to confirm my appt, which I did over the phone. I drive 20 miles to the dr. this morning and on arrival am told my appt was cancelled. Turns out Evil Ellen remembered my name, assumed I had left, cancelled the appt and filled it with another patient. I was PISSED - esp since I had confirmed it last night! I told them I had driven 20 miles and felt like crap and did not want to have to reschedule. So they get me in with OB, but I had to wait another 20 minutes and then was sort of rushed out in 5 minutes. I got to ask like 2 questions. He tried doppler for exactly 1 minute, couldn't find HB and said "probably too soon still. You'll see it next wk at u/s. See you in 4 wks." So I STILL have lingering questions/concerns and will not be back to see him til early April (since he's on vacation in exactly 4 wks). I am so annoyed and totally blame this nurse for messing things up and kinda want to say something. Am I being hormonal or am I right to be hot about it?