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Old 05-11-2013, 02:04 AM
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That's pretty much what we said!

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Now im settling into Australia just fine so today after weeks of suffering i decided to pay the Dr. a visit now without going into too much detail she ordered me to have an ultrasound before deciding on a hysterectomy, so i called the list of private clinics i was given to make an appointment whilst waiting for the blood samples to be taken, below is the conversation.

Me; Good morning i,d like some info on two points please 1 i need an ultrasound as recommended by the Dr. so when is the next available appointment and 2 what will i be charged i have no medi card so i have to pay the full price.

Telephone operator; Firstly what do you need the ultra sound for?
Me; I have excessive bleeding of 8 weeks and my period wont stop so ive being advised by the Dr, that i need an ultrasound.
T/O; OK madame but first we need to establish were your bleeding, so were are you bleeding from?
Me: What, sorry your asking me were im bleeding from i just told you im having a period and it wont stop and the Dr has ordered an ultrasound to find out the cause of it.
T/O Oh ok hold the line please ( 5 mins later) hello Madame i still need to know where your bleeding from before i can order an ultrasound
Me; sorry your asking me were im bleeding from and im on a period?
T/O yes thats right
Me: thank you very much for your time but any clinic that doesn't know where a women bleeds from is not getting my business.

Now my question is this i know the language here is a little different but did i explain myself correctly or did i use the wrong description? Some how i think i just got a very stupid person. Gave me a laugh all day.
Well, the receptionist is just plain stupid!!! Anyway on the form for the ultrasound that the doctor gave you it should say on it what the ultrasound is for (or hopefully), I am pretty sure that is what the receptionist was after. Also the hospitals are usually cheaper to get xrays etc done than places that specialise in xrays etc


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Old 05-17-2013, 08:44 PM
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Sorry Louise but that phone conversation made me laugh out loud. I think you explained it quite appropriately. I mean....I can't think of ANYWHERE else you would be bleeding from if you were having an ultrasound! I definitely would have gone to a different office!

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Old 05-17-2013, 09:31 PM
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Wait a sec... why on earth don't you have a medi card?!

1) Youre from UK, right? Isn't there a reciprocal agreement?
2) You have at least your TR -- you should definitely be eligible for your card now.
no im not ive being living in Malta for 20 years so i dont have a card from UK plus i dont have the medicard because i didnt apply for the 2nd stage PMV yet, sorry this typing is terrible but i have false nails on lol

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:27 PM
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This is a good one...

Was the telephone operator a man or a woman?

BTW Louise - I am no woman but a lot of women that I know had similar problem in Australia including my wife. There is something about changing the environment, food and everything else. Some women experienced excessive periods whereas some other ones started having them completely irregularly.



The only thing I can think of is that if you had said "I have excessive period bleeding and my dr advised me to go for an ultrasound" maybe they would have understood. Although, it is absolutely unacceptable for a medical receptionist not to be able to help you.
this was a women lol i still to this day cannot believe it, the funny thing i came home and by 11pm i was on a flight back to Malta yes im back here being told i need a hysterectomy can you imagine if i had continued with these people they would have looked it up in a book for directions. lol

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:30 PM
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Well, the receptionist is just plain stupid!!! Anyway on the form for the ultrasound that the doctor gave you it should say on it what the ultrasound is for (or hopefully), I am pretty sure that is what the receptionist was after. Also the hospitals are usually cheaper to get xrays etc done than places that specialise in xrays etc
The doctor just told me to call these clinics and make an appointment and thats what i did, as i said in another post i dont have the medicare card so i cannot take the advantage. Im back in Malta now so all is well although my professor did have a good laugh about it.

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T/O; OK madame but first we need to establish were your bleeding, so were are you bleeding from?
Me; sorry your asking me were im bleeding from and im on a period?
T/O yes thats right
Me: thank you very much for your time but any clinic that doesn't know where a women bleeds from is not getting my business.
lol this is rich


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