Aug 18, 2014
OMG MH friends I am in a state of shock. Utter shock and disbelief and it is turning now to rage. I just received a call from my surgeon's office. It was the OR booking agent. She told me I am not eligible to have surgery at the Women's Hospital now that I am taking narcotics (I was not taking narcotics in March when I first filled out the paper work) BUT-
I told her- I've never had a surgery at BC Women's. My surgeries have always been done at VGH. You see, they do DAY SURGERIES at the Women's hospital. These would be reserved for first time patient's having investigative laps, or women with Stage 1 endo who just need small sections excised. I HAVE STAGE 4 ENDO. With complicated bowel, bladder, uterine wall, cervical involvement. I have NEVER had day surgery. I was in her office just 10 days ago and she told me to expect to be in the hospital for at least a few days. Being that she saw a MASS in my ultrasound.
How how how could this have happened? Well, she simply gave me the wrong paperwork. At that very first appointment she gave me the wrong paperwork. So the OR- when they told me they were only open one day a week and closed for the month of September- I was like, What? That doesn't make ANY sense. When I asked they said it was due to cutbacks. I never, ever for one moment thought they were talking about the day surgery. Why would I?
So I guess my surgeon checked the surgery slate for VGH this morning and saw that I wasn't on it. She went to the booking agent and found that I'd been booked for day surgery Oct.3rd. She asked WHY?
The thing that really pisses me off? Like is seriously making me want to scream and call a lawyer this instant? The booking agent tried to tell me they booked me for day surgery because I wasn't on narcotics in March. They weren't aware until my appointment last week that I was now on pain management. This is such absolute BS that I cannot even fathom it.
I have been a patient at that clinic for 6 years. I have had 2 very complex surgeries done. In my appt a week ago Friday my surgeon and I had an EXTENSIVE conversation about my surgery, my options, my hospital stay, possible complications, and the need for proper pain control until then.
SO HOW IS THIS HAPPENING???
Wait. I haven't even told you the worst part.
They don't have a surgery date for me until DECEMBER!!!
When she said this I screamed. I actually screamed on the phone. I told her this was unacceptable. That I had been in debilitating pain for going on 5 months. That my surgery dates kept getting pushed.
She had the nerve to ask me if I could stop taking pain meds until my surgery in October!
I screamed again and said a whole bunch of stuff which I don't really remember right now but I told her in no uncertain terms that I WAS NOT A SURGICAL DAY PATIENT.
She said that she would talk to my surgeon and call me back.
Andrew is ready to get on a ferry and go over and threaten them with a lawsuit.
I am waiting for the call back. There is NO way NO WAY I am going to suffer for another 8 weeks and have to take ANOTHER 8 weeks off of my job to recover because they screwed up my paper work.
I have never been this angry in my ENTIRE life.
I am trying to understand why this is happening. Why the Universe would need to test me more than it already has.
I've spent the last two days in bed with a high fever. I have not been able to eat at all. I thought at first maybe I was delirious when the phone rang and she said this to me.
But I'm not.
Seeing as she saw a mass in my last ultrasound I am thinking she can book me as an emergency surgery. She has to, right?
This is unbelievable. I am trying to breathe but I feel as though my world is imploding.