I’m patiently waiting for my period to get here so I can go get all the lab work I need to get done before we meet with Dr. Popular – Fertility Magician Extraordinaire. In the meantime, I’ve had to contact my insurance company to make sure they would cover all of those tests. And trust me, there are A LOT.
At first the insurance company had several questions I didn’t know the answers too, so I had to call back Nurse Michelle (the best nurse on the PLANET) and ask her the questions. She cut to the chase and said, “Zoot – we used the code “R.A.” and “H.A.” on all your test requests, bring that to their attention and they’ll realize they DO cover it.” And Of COURSE I had to ask the obvious question:
What does R.A. and H.A. mean?
“Oh. Um ‘Repeat Aborter and Habitual Aborter.’ We use both.” Michelle quietly answered me, with that look on her face that said, “Hey – I’m sorry – I didn’t make up the terms.”
So, sometimes I’m a REPEAT Aborter, and others I’m a HABITUAL Aborter. I’m trying to decide which one I like the best so I can start using the initials after my signature. “Repeat Aborter” makes it sound like I just love it SO MUCH that I keep coming back. Like, “Hey! That miscarriage was TONS of fun! Let’s do it AGAIN!” Whereas, “Habitual Aborter” sounds like a bad habit I’m trying to break. “I KNOW miscarriages won’t give me babies, but I can’t HELP it, I just want to have MORE and MORE of them!”
I personally think “Repeat Aborter” makes me sound less trashy. Like it’s something I CHOOSE to do because I LIKE it, not something that I’m ADDICTED to. I don’t like being referred to as an addict unless there are copious amounts of mood-altering substances involved.
Miss Zoot, R.A.