Well life is plodding along same as before.
Halted inside the hulking mess that is the Australian Medical System. Our Private cover is about as useful as trying to milk a wooden cow. The new specialist we got to see in Sydney was a total ass. I realise he isnt there to hold my hand or to pat my son on the back saying *there there*, however a small dose of manners would have at least been something.We drove from Ballarat in Victoria all the way to Canberra, got up at am to drive to Sydney for a morning appointment at 9am , went back to Canberra, then drove back to Ballarat the next day. Sound easy?? Google the distance if you feel bored. Oh and losing 4 days pay was a doozy too. Yes I am whinging. I am allowed.
We were berated for not having a complete list of all our sons medications he had been given in the past year. Ummmm helloooooo you tosser! We brought along EVERYTHING we had including stuff you didnt want. Blame us/ Heck.. blame your medical receptionist for not giving us more info when we asked what you would need.
Fast forward into the rest of the appointment and you are about as interested in this case as you would be watching a dead fly desiccate and blow away in the sunshine. Telling me that it would be better if I went back to Malaysia to get the list of medications our GP there just will not furnish us with DOESNT WORK!..
Nor does telling me that he will need a scan that has a almost 4 month waiting list help either.. when you DONT give me a referral for it. Seriously folks.. until he gets a full list of meds he wont order the scan!!
I mentioned we had private cover and he looked at me dead in the eyes and said, "Well that doesnt help. It is done on medicare YOU will have to wait your turn like everyone else"
Well you can see how it was and I need not tell you how it ended. $400 later we walked out of there. I was in tears, Son was trying to not faint, Hubby wasn't sure if he should hug me or strap me down so I didn't go back and smack the Dr in the face..... We are waiting for our next appointment.
I get he is a busy man, I also get that he is a genius and a leader in the field of research we need. Still this does not prevent him from having manners. Being an a**hole to those who need you the most just makes you a jerk.
God complex doesn't begin to describe what is going on in your world.
We really are considering heading to Mumbai more and more now. Sadly this Dr is close work colleagues with the specialist in Mumbai. The research world is a small one.
Sorry for the rant folk.. I am just fed up sitting on my big backside in a holding pattern. Cant get a job because if I do, and we need to move to Sydney for weekly/monthly treatments etc.. then I would have to quit. blah blah blardy blah.
Ok that's better. I feel like I can face the day. I know this has nothing to do with surrogacy, but this is our life and our son.
This just goes to show that some of us go half way round the world to make our babies and others of us go half way round the world to make our babies well again. NEVER settle for 2nd best.
Take care all of you. We haven't ended our dream of surrogacy... Just put it on hold a Lil while longer is all
xoxo Love from Me.