Finally had the doctor’s office call me back. She’s saying I can’t do the surgery tomorrow because they need to see me pre-op. No shit, that’s why I’ve been calling since I was discharged Monday. She says the office visit for the pre-op is $140. Fine, no problem. But then she says they need $2,000 UP FRONT for the surgery.
I told her I work part time. I don’t have that kind of money. I told her the Doctor was willing to do it right then in the ER at 3am but I thought it made more sense to wait since he was yawning, I was exhausted and hadn’t had a moment to even process anything. He wanted to get it done ASAP and since his normal OR day is Wednesday, it made more sense to wait.
I broke down crying. I explained he came from home to consult with me. That this isn’t a joke, that this is my life and this is urgent. She said she’d try to talk to the doctor but pre-pay is their policy. Now I’m waiting to hear back again.
What am I going to do??? How do I come up with $2,000 in days so I can get the surgery next week??? As it is, waiting sucks because I feel like I’m just barely holding it together with the painkillers but there’s real worry about my ovary and the state of the cysts and the sheer size of the fibroids. I’m even more scared now. And I don’t know what to do.
Got off the phone with the office again. Lady didn’t even know what I was having done. She kept saying I was having an ovary removed. I’m like what the hell good would THAT do?? I explained to her what was wrong with me and what we were supposed to be doing. She just had no clue. So I went ahead and just made an appointment for Thursday @ 2:30pm. This gets me face-to-face with the Doctor again so I can talk to HIM. See if I can figure out SOMETHING in terms of getting this taken care of. So we’re kinda on hold I guess until Thursday. Meanwhile, I am most likely still going to need anywhere from $1k-$2k just to get the surgery done which I have no fucking clue where it’s supposed to come from. I hate to do this but I’m going to put up a donation link out of sheer desperation.