I was supposed to hear from my doctor last Friday about the results of my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) analysis. They didn't call. Is it just me, or aren't doctors' offices supposed to call when there are test results to be delivered? When I hadn't heard from them by today, I decided to call them.
The receptionist I spoke to put me on hold to check my records. I endured less than a minute's worth of elevator music before she clicked back over.
"Mrs. Wynne, your results came back as normal. You will be getting a letter in the mail tomorrow stating this."
Am I supposed to be impressed by the fact that (yet again) they are mailing my results? And what about the fact that all that the letter says is that the results are normal? Where is the baseline data? Where do I fall within the normal range? What is the magic number of my normal TSH level? Don't I, as the patient, have the right to know this information about myself?
So while I am glad that another test came back negative, it still doesn't give me an answer as to why I cannot ovulate on a month-to-month basis. Don't hormones regulate this function of the female body? I never thought I would find myself yearning to ride the crimson wave, but it would at the very least let me know my body was able to ovulate!
Before today, I decided I would change doctors. My approximately 70-something-year-old male doc most likely isn't sensitive enough to my 28-year-old desiring to be a mom. Plus, I would like a doctor who knows how to smile. I've seen this guy 3 times in the last year, and I don't recall a single grin or chuckle. Not that I want someone who breaks into hysterics over an exam; just no more automatons, please. I just can't decide if I want to stay with the same office and use another doctor down the hall, or if I want to try a completely different doctors' office.
Athens-area ladies, your thoughts and ideas on OB/GYNs would be most appreciated. :)