Today is the first day of my three days off from work, this means I have ample time to rest especially my eyes in front of a computer the whole day. I will just be staying at home for 3days since hubby and our daughter are not with me now for they attended a conference somewhere in Zambo City.
This morning I decided to see a doctor or should I say I need to see an Ob-Gyne doctor about my intrauterine device or IUD. We decided to have it removed and we think now is the right time to expect again since my daughter will be turning five already. She always pressured me to have a baby sister.lol! I went too early to the clinic for me to be the first in the line and yes I was the first who came. And waahhh the clinic was still closed. I seated alone to wait for the secretary to arrived and open the clinic, she came after 30min of waiting, so I jotted down my name in the waiting list. After a minute another pregnant women came and many other were coming for check ups and prenatal check-up.
Unfortunately the doctor came @ 11 am, too long for me because I waited for 2 hours. But it was fine though because I was the one entertained first. So the doctor now inspected me, she was using speculum and ovum forceps to have the IUD removed, I just felt a little bit pain, its like menstrual pain and yes my IUD was finally removed. According to the doctor the IUD was already displaced, it was inserted 5years ago! She prescribed me medicine and after 2 minutes procedure the secretary now telling me about the charges, oh my I can’t believed I paid 1,000php, without uttering any words I left the clinic and went home straight after.
I cant stop my mind thinking about the amount I paid for just a 2 minute procedure. Suddenly I remembered it just happened that I spotted their list of charges and I saw there,, 750 for just a pain removal and 1,000 for the ultrasound guided removal. I am pretty sure that it was only a plain removal, so I decided to come to the clinic to clarify about the charges and when I talked to the secretary, she retrieved my record and I said I saw the list and I remember the charges for plain removal is only 750, and she said oh it was a plain removal, good thing that you saw the price list. Haha! What if I don’t see it, it means she’ll charge me overpricing? Honestly, I got disappointed but very thankful coz I got my 250 back. Now I can sleep well without thinking about it anymore. Lesson learned for me to keep reading and observe what’s in my surrounding!