Just wanted to chime in and let you know that I was able to get an appt with the peri (after calling and insisting on the referral!) My appt is in 2 wks with a dr. that comes up to Alex from Lafayette. I never thought i'd be this excited about a dr. appt! Thanks for your feedback. I feel more at ease now that i have the appt scheduled - it's like someone's finally listening to me! Tata!