one ringy dingy, two ringy dingy

I hate the phone.  This is very strange, because I am an unusually outgoing and verbal person.  But making cold calls?  Or calling for business?  I hate it.  I have to psych myself up to do it.  The thing is, that I’m amazingly together, communicative and patient.  I have nothing to be afraid of.  It’s bizarre.

With ovulation imminent I finally got my act together and called the RE’s office, since she has yet to respond to my email from Wednesday last week.   After speaking with 4 different people, here’s what I have learned:

For a weekend IUI– If I do not have a positive OPK by Friday afternoon I am to call nurse S in the suburban office.  She will get my paperwork to the city office so that they will be prepared to do a Sunday IUI if necessary.  If I then get my positive OPK on Saturday I am to call the lab in the city who will have my sample ready for a 9:30 am IUI on Sunday in the city office.

Billing for the IUI– They have already confirmed that my insurance will not cover any charges related to the IUI, thus they will not submit it to my insurance company.  Payment in full is due at the time of the IUI.  This will run us between $350 and $500 depending on who knows what.

Responsibility for the late fees on the shipping dewar– The lab is still blaming DHL.  However, they now agree with me that I should be the last person to have to pay for the late fee on the tank.  They haven’t said that they will claim responsibility yet, but they are going to follow up with DHL and call me back tomorrow.  I’m going to be a PITA about this, and I will not give in.  If they can charge me $50 to let a vial thaw then I’m gonna nitpick about this $50

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5 responses to “one ringy dingy, two ringy dingy

  1. Damn right! Hmph.

    Also, I totally feel you about the phone, as I said yesterday. I’m shy, and yet outgoing (yeah, I don’t know how that works), but put a phone in my hand? Hahaha. I’m just not GOOD over the phone. I blame my Italian ancestry, and the fact that phones don’t let you use physical communication.

  2. It must feel good to know all of the procedure of things. I think you should be nitpicky about that 50 dollars – It is certianly not your fault.

  3. damn skippy! i need to get in the RE business if they are charging $50 to thaw a damn vial. that’s totally crazy. i say you take them to hell about the $50, which it already seems like you are intending on doing. meanwhile, i hope you have a timely positve opk and a perfectly timed insemination!

  4. That’s a lot of hoops to jump through! I swear, we should get a medal for ttc.

  5. I agree with Mrsbluemont, we should get a medal! You should totally be nitpicking about your 50 bucks, its your money & you did nothing wrong!! If anything you did their work by figuring out where the heck it even was!! Idiots.

    I can totally understand the phone thing. I deal with people all day everyday and I usually don’t have a problem, but god do I hate making important phone calls, I leave those up to Laurie. haha. 🙂

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