I had a punch biopsy done on mine [cervix] years ago. Whenever I go for a smear I'm told they can see the biopsy 'site'. I now always imagine my cervix to look like moon with a landing site imprint.
Inthebeginning there is a really interesting article somewhere about the clitoris and only a little bit of it is on the surface, the rest all neatly tucked away, but apparently if functions in a similar way to a penis. Fascinating stuff
finished our last day of training today. All about post adoption support etc. It seems our la offers very good support. Also had an amazing psychologist talk about attachment issues and other traumas. Feel quite overwhelmed by it, but lots to think on.
We had our last day of prep group yesterday. By the end, the SWs (it was run by a neighbouring LA in the same consortium as 'our' LA) let us know that if ever we had enough of 'our' LA, they would be glad to have us ;) They didn't say it in so many words, and made it clear that they didn't want to 'steal' us, but they did let us know that their doors were open.
On the other hand, had a call from our GP, saying they hadn't received payment for our medicals (the LA is paying for them), and accordingly weren't sending the forms onwards. The lady said she had called the LA adoption team several times about this, but although they said they WILL pay, they are in no hurry, and probably will wait until January. WTAF? Presumably once the forms arrive at the LA, the LA's medical advisor needs to look at them… Our LA really isn't going to meet the deadlines for stage 1, are they?
They are strange in other ways too… Like, they sent letters asking for references to two of the three referees we had named. We had a moment of doubt if we had made a mistake with the third's address, so called to check - they said they had 'forgotten' to write to the third, and did it right away. So, all sorted - but how do you write to two and 'forget' to write to the third at the same time? Weird.
when we had our medical packs sent through there was a blue form and it said they'd (la) pay up to Â£150. We just handed it in when we had our medical. meita it sounds very frustrating. when was your official start date of stage one? I think our s.wrker said sometimes they let things "straddle" the two so maybe that's what they'll do. are there things that you are happy with about them too? spoke to s.wrker yesterday and she's writing our par up. I'd love to have it before Christmas but I think it'll be new year. Just want to read it over for our own piece of mind!
"Your medical report will be carried out by your GP, who will usually charge for this. The recommended fee is £73.86 per carer, but this can vary between GP practices. In some cases your adoption agency will cover the cost of the fee, but in others you may be expected to pay."
I must admit was frustrated we had to pay but it is a small price and having considered overseas adoption where you pay for everything, it seemed a small price to pay.
We asked to take our forms with us at the end of the medical, they took a copy and handed them over, and we (also took a copy - copy EVERYTHING) hand delivered them. The GP invoiced the LA.
Our LA adoption team relocated a few weeks into our stage 1 and subsequently lost all paperwork. All our refs had to rewrite their forms which really pi$$ed me off as it was quite long. We are still waiting for training as there wasn't enough people to run the course, however it hasn't held anything up yet, as our social worker just carried on regardless.
Just keep bugging your SW with phone calls and emails at least it shows commitment