It's been a week since my last test result came in. I still haven't heard from my doctor's office. I've contacted hospital administration. I was told 72 hours was reasonable. It's solidly in the unreasonable category now. I received email alerts as to these test results. She certainly did too. And now I have to wonder am I going to be cut off from the care I need and the possible cure for my disease because of one woman's attitude. That's not a fun thought. I haven't done anything wrong. Yet this feels like punishment.
I was cordial in the office visit. I told her my history. I even went along with her theories that I was autoimmune thyroid and could possibly come off my prednisone. I followed her course of action. I didn't badger the office or the staff. My messages were polite and included all the information they require (birth date, spelling of the first and last name, phone number). Hospital administration looked in to all this to see that my claims were valid. They agreed. But still this continues.
She's not on vacation any time this month. Hospital administration made sure of that so that I wouldn't expect a reply while she's out. She's been in the office all this week. There's no excuse why this would take this long.
I can't prove it, but I'm pretty sure the doctor either doesn't like me personally or doesn't like my case. Doesn't really matter. People put off what they don't want to deal with. I'm being put off. Once is a fluke. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is a pattern.
I can't make her want to work with me. I can't force her to do her job. That's only going to increase her resentment towards me, which is the last thing I need. There's really only one option.
Vote with my feet.
I'll wait to hear from hospital administration, then ask if they can find me someone who would actually look forward to working with me and can handle the rare pituitary aspect. I'm not holding my breath on that one. I've also had the experience where one bad encounter with one doctor can spoil the whole network for me. I'll also put a call into my old neuroendocrinologist and ask them if there's anyone, besides her, they can recommend in my area.
I hate this part: starting over.