Just remember, if it's your ball game, you'd better keep track of what's going on and not count on anyone else to do it for you.
As we all know, progesterone supplementation is crucial to supporting a pregnancy. I had a progesterone level drawn yesterday at the same time as my beta. When I called the Clinic at 2pm yesterday to ask them to please call the lab to obtain my results, my beta result was back, but the progesterone level was still pending.
The gal I spoke with at the Clinic said that when my progesterone level came back, she would only call me if there was a problem or my dosage needed to be changed.
I did not receive a phone call from her.
So, what would you do?
(A) Presume all is well, your level is perfect, and go merrily along, or
(B) Call again to inquire
You had better go with option (B). I called the Clinic this morning to ask what my progesterone level was, on the pretense that I log and keep track of all my numbers (which I do). She went to look it up and.....the result never came back.
She said she would call the lab to find out the result and get back to me. That was about 10 minutes ago. Something is telling me that they didn't even run the test, but maybe that's my skepticism settling in.
Nope, don't trust them. Follow up. Confirm. Ask and be sure to get an answer. And don't feel the least bit guilty about it. I don't think my new pregnancy is in immediate jeopardy, but only because I took the initiative to call and follow up. I am both pissed and relieved - pissed that the Clinic didn't follow up with the lab yesterday, and relieved that I did.
-----Brief Update ----
Clinic called me back. My gut was right - the lab did not run the test. The lab told the Clinic they run the test in "batches" and would call the Clinic in an hour to let them know when my test would be run. I won't go off too much here other than to scoff and say (1) What? They run batches every other day? and (2) They don't even know when they run batches and will have to call back when they figure it out? The level of service and competence floors me.
4 months ago