Hi All - I am afraid this is a bit of a vent thread...
I am on my third FET cycle, after 2 failed FET's and a hyperstim fresh cycle - transfer cancelled.
We are located in rural NSW (Central West) and chose to attend a very reputable clinic in Westmead, and I feel we are paying a hefty price for treatment because of this. After a phone call tonight from a rude nurse, I feel as though my patience is running out.
I am really tired of getting a different nurse every time I speak to the clinic. Most of them don't know me, and aren't familiar with my back story. I know 2 of the nurses, and I don't feel that I am asking too much to limit my contact to 2 nurses when available.
I also feel that I am nearly treating myself! In my last cycle, I had to call the clinic and prompt them to get my pre-transfer bloods done to check progesterone. In fact I am often calling them to "prompt" them for the next step.
After, my last failed cycle I called to let them know AF had arrived. They organised a blood test - Neg of course, and all levels low enough to start new cycle. Please await call from doctor - waited, called several times, started my own injections on day 5, at a dose I decided was reasonable and called the nurses again - "oh good, you did the right thing" they said. What kind of treatment is this??
And they constantly forget I don't have access to facilities on the weekend, and blood results are not available before 3:30pm at the earliest. They got me to take my 10 day bloods today (Friday) - and what are they going to do with the results now? The ultrasound clinic is not open until Monday. Surely a Thursday test would have made more sense - my estrogen was already over 300 on Monday. Grrr!
Are any other rural ladies struggling with the distance/facilities issue? Am I expecting too much, or being unreasonable? I feel so frustrated right now