22 October 2011

Road Blocks, Part II

The saga with the lab didn't end on Thursday.

I was very happy that the lab was open on Saturday, so Mr. JB and I got up bright and early since I wanted to be there before it opened. I arrived at 7:55am (they open officially at 8am) and I was number 29 in line! I have no idea what time the people at the front of the line got there!

When it was finally my turn I was very happy to see the lab technician that took my blood on day 5. She was very thorough and she was so great to deal with. She remembered me since not many people ship blood to Omaha from my city!

The biggest snag was that I didn't have a Canadian requisition. All I had was Dr. Hilgers' very detailed paperwork. The tech explained that I had to have a requisition attached to a Canadian doctor so that my provincial health care has someone to bill to (which makes no sense since my local Napro doctor has nothing to do with my tests in Omaha). I was so lucky that she took pity on me and she pulled up Dr. T's information and filled out a requisition that she's going to fax to her office for her signature.

I asked if I could got to a walk-in clinic to get another to fill in a lab requisition, but the tech said that it had to be from my doctor.

Lucky for me that Dr. Nora works fairly closely with Dr. T, so I had the idea to e-mail her to give Dr. T the heads-up that I was going to be asking for a couple of requisitions (my Napro doctor's office isn't always the most organized or friendly place). Dr. Nora went far above the call of duty and she called Dr. T's clinic AND faxed her my request.

The tech did assure me that she would draw my blood on Monday morning because I promised her that Dr. T would fax the requisitions to her. It would be such a shame if my blood work didn't get completed because of some stupid paperwork.

Why does it seem like things are getting more complicated as my surgery date approaches? I can't wait until we are in the car and on our way!

10 comments:

  1. welcome to the wonderful world of napro :) nothing can be easy with blood draws!!

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  2. DH and I say that that harder something is, then we should be doing it. UGH. Hope you have a few easy days before the trip.

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  3. Oh brother. It never ends! I am glad you have Dr. Nora to help you sort this out.

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  4. Wow, you are lucky that Dr. N is so wonderful.

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  5. Oh man! I am very impressed by your fortitude! It is these administrative headaches that worry me so! Soon you will be in Omaha with nothing to worry about except healing and some ouchiness. Phew!

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  6. Seriously, are you being put through the wringer, or what? It's like the devil doesn't want you to get to Omaha for some reason... hmmmm :) :) :)

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  7. TCIE: I have thought the same thing more than once! Don't worry, nothing is going to stop me from getting my surgery!!!

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  8. Hooray for your super nice lab tech and doctors! I love it when the human race helps one another out at times. I hope this is your last hurdle. Praying for you!!!

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  9. Hi Jellybelly!
    I stumbled upon your blog the other day and see you're on your way to Omaha soon to see Dr Hilgers! I just had surgery with him 6 weeks ago today. He performed a laparotomy and everything went really well. If you have any questions I am happy to answer them for you. Good luck!!

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  10. PS I should have mentioned I am also from Canada :) BC!

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