2009-08-13

I'm still kicking

Hi all! No I haven't quit blogging, just sick. Still. You may remember I went to the Dr. a couple of weeks ago and the guy covering for my regular Dr. said it wasn't pneumonia and gave me prednisone (steroids) because, "it was just bronchitis or maybe a virus"? (or maybe I didn't blog, but that is what happened.)

Well, he gave me an order for a chest x-ray and I took a week to get there (hate transit) and when I was there, for the first time in my life the tech asked when I was seeing my Dr? I said in the next couple of days and so she said "I"ll burn you a cd to take to him. He won't get the results for a week otherwise." The first thought through my mind was "OMG! I have cancer again!" Because they never volunteer this. The techs won't tell you anything, because they purport to not be able to read them, that it is up to the radiologist.

Well, feeling like crap and hating transit and the stupid work schedule I have and the stupid schedule the Dr's office runs, I didn't get there until Tuesday this week. (Yeah, I figured out that there is a new company in town doing x-rays and maybe the competition is being felt.... and it is probably just pneumonia anyway) So, I dash over to the Dr's office on Tuesday, only to be told, that none of the Dr's has any room on their walk-in sheet, I can come back for the 5.00 clinic, or I can come tomorrow as my Dr is running the 5.00 clinic then. No, he is all booked for the rest of the week - I can't even set an appt.

Not owning a car, by the time I wait for the bus to come back (1/2 hour) & get home, I would just have to get back on the bus and go back.... not gonna happen. Can't go Wed night... I work. So, I decided that if it is really serious, when the Dr gets the report, HE will make an appt for me. Or, I will try again on Monday.

Oh, the reason they are so booked they couldn't see me? They had more than one Dr. on holidays at the same time. The entire reason for having a multi Dr. clinic is so that you don't all go on holidays at the same frigging time! I am so sick of that office! I will be looking for a new Dr if I can't get in to see someone on Monday. So, in the meantime, I will just cough and choke and move vewry slowly. And try not to get too many others sick.

Have a good day all ;)

16 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

Well crap. You're right - it doesn't make much sense for all of them to go away on vacation at the same time.
Might be time to look for a different doctor.

Jay said...

My former doctor when I lived in San Antonio did the same thing. He went on holiday at the same time that the doc who usually covers for him went and the office manager was like "Well, I can call the hospital and find out who you could go see." and I was like "Well if his/her name isn't on my insurance list then it won't matter anyway" and she was like "Oh gosh, I guess not." And I was like "Oh well, if I die, I die." and she was like "Oh NO! You should call 911 maybe!" and I was like "I'm kidding."

Uh, anyway, hope you get better fast. ;-)

Leah J. Utas said...

Gleep, what a mess. Why do they even pretend to be organized?
I get such a kick out of techs. They certainly can read them. It's the interpretation of the results that they aren't to do, and that's fine. Meanwhile, I've had more than my fair share of electrocardiograms here and occasionally one of the techs will make one of those concerned noises. She'll try to cover it with X No. of explanations for the results and I just let it go.

Janet said...

good lord, Reb, I hope you're ok and that it's NOT cancer!!

Janet said...

good lord, Reb, I hope you're ok and that it's NOT cancer!!

Barbara Martin said...

In the meantime until you do get to see your doctor, try a half-teaspoon apple cider vinegar with a teaspoon of honey in 8 oz of water once a day. This will kill any bacteria in your system that may be making you sick. Trust me, it works, Reb. I take it to prevent asthma when I go outside (cheaper than the puffer). It's good for arthritic joints too.

Reb said...

Sis, yes, I am seriously considering it.

Well, Jay, that is the one nice thing about here...doesn't matter who I go to.

Leah, yeah, I didn't even bother to ask.

Janet, I am pretty sure it's not.

Barbara, I just might have to try that.

kcinnova said...

Cheese-Louise, Reb, please get in to see a doc! Nothing should take this long to get over! Now I am worried about you...

Dianne said...

I'm sorry you're going thru all the extra dr related stress when you don't feel well to begin with

take it easy
sending hugs

Reb said...

Kcinnova, no worries, I'll be fine eventually.

Diane, thanks, it is a frustrating thing.

Hilary said...

Geesh, Reb. I hope you have some answers by now.. and that you're on the mend. Sending best thoughts and warm hugs to you.

Reb said...

Thanks Hilary.

Aunt Jackie said...

Reb geez!!! Hope you're o.k. I miss your posts but you take care of yourself, let us know how you are.

Reb said...

Thanks AJ

Geosomin said...

Wow...that sounds really frustrating.

Take it easy. I was put on prednisone for nasty new pneumonia last year...that stuff knocks you out.

Rest...

Reb said...

Geo, thanks, it really is nasty stuff.