Saturday, September 3, 2011

OMS Called....

A new lady at OMS called me today around 1:30 to tell me they had received the information my doctor sent over. Here's the gist of the conversation:

OMS: The medical officer reviewing your file had a few questions he wanted me to ask.
Me: Ok
OMS: Have you ever had a prolonged reaction to any sort of allergen or viral infection in the past.
Me: No
OMS: Oh....
Me: (thinking: crap- wrong answer clearly).
OMS: Ok, well are you going to be able to go see the doctor you saw before?
Me: Probably not. He is 3 hours away.
OMS: Hmmm... Well the Medical Officer saw the numbers from the peak flow test that was performed and he wants it done again.
Me: Ok. I have the peak flow meter with me. I can do that no problem.
OMS: Well, see, the Medical Officer isn't here today, but he really wanted a doctor's follow-up and the same doctor. I mean I can check with him later to see if he will take you doing it at home. Hmmm.... Well, how about this, you give me a call back on Monday or Tuesday and let me know the numbers you got when you did it at home and I will let you know if he is ok with that or if he needs the doctor to sign off on it.
Me: Um, ok, but I leave on Friday.
OMS: Yeah, I see that. Well, let's hope we can get this squared away by then.

So, perfect. Just when I thought I had made it through all of the hoops, this comes up. However, I am choosing to just forget about it now, there is nothing I can do until Tuesday (since Monday is Labor Day), so there is no point in worrying about it. It just may mean six hours of driving for literally a 10 second test that I can do at home.

I get that they need to be thorough and are just doing their job looking out for the health and well-being of their volunteers, but that doesn't mean it is any less frustrating. I guess at least they called today rather than on Tuesday. See...a bright side can be found anywhere if you look for it.

I am going to just forget about it all as much as I can and enjoy my last weekend in Minnesota complete with trips to the Minnesota State Fair, Mall of America, Como Zoo, and a Twins Game. What an eventful weekend it is sure to be.


  1. Annoying as it is, whats a six hour drive to get everything nailed down after all that you have been through?
    It sounds as though you certainly have your head on straight and the PC should realize that. I am still anticipating meeting you at Staging on Friday Morning.

    Best wishes!

  2. Ugh...I had OMS call me about some stuff a couple weeks ago too...they really freaked me out. I too had to wait days before I was able to talk to anyone, so I spent the whole weekend trying not to worry. Thankfully, we are now golden.

    Best of luck to ya. Can't wait to meet you on Friday!!

  3. OMS definitely wins the award for being everyone's favourite department I think! Oh well. I have talked with a lady there three times today trying to figure stuff out between her and my doctor and I have to say, both are being extremely helpful and amazing. They will hopefully have it all figured out by this afternoon.

    See you both in just a few days!

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