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A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle: Doctors suck... Ok, really their scheduling people suck.

A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle

"I cast my lot with a Marine and where he was, was home to me." ~ Anonymous.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Doctors suck... Ok, really their scheduling people suck.

So, last week my doc said I had to see the neurologist and that she wouldn't release me back to work until I did... She wrote an "urgent" referral to the neurologist.  The implication in "urgent' being that they would get me in right away.  So, I called and was told they couldn't get me in for 10ish days.  So, I called my doc, I called my specialist, and asked them to call and tell them that I couldn't wait that long.  I tried to explain to the scheduling girl that I'm out of work (per doctors orders), in pain, and hopped up on Vicodin, all of which I would like to not be and needed to be seen right away, but she wouldn't budge.  Both my doctors offices told me that they would be calling the neurologist and saying the same thing to get me in sooner.  The neurologists office told me that they could get me in sooner if my doctors called them... Sounds like we are all on the same page right?

WRONG!

I called yesterday to see if both my docs had in fact called and if there was any change in the status of urgency for my appointment... I was told the neurologist would call today.  Well, this morning, someone from the neurologists office called and left a message on my voice mail telling me that they have NO, as in ZERO, appointments available and that even if both my doctors collectively call and insist that I be seen sooner, they will not be able to see me.  She then said that my appointment is in seven days, which it is, and that usually it takes three plus weeks to get in, so I'm doing pretty good already.

This sucks... I'm not saying I don't understand.  I'm say this SUCKS!  Can't go back to work until I see the doctor, can't see the doctor for another week.  What is the point of having a network of doctors and specialist and having things like Urgent Referrals VS regular referrals if the urgency of an urgent referral means nothing?   I do get that you can't magically make more appointments.  I'm just frustrated at my situation.

I think, at this point, it is unlikely that I will be returning to my job to fulfill my last few weeks before starting my new job...

This said, my husband and I have decided that that means I should paint the house.  We have wanted to paint for some time.  We talked about hiring people to do it because, well frankly, we've painted before and suck at it, but what the heck.  I'm here, might as well make myself useful.  So, we picked our colors, I"m going to pop a couple vicodin and paint our downstairs.  Well, maybe not.  But if I start to feel better, then I'm going to paint...

And, I was reminded that sometimes being out of work is for the best.  Like for health reasons.  And, because we lived off just the hubby's income for the last two years, we can survive a few weeks of me sitting at home.  So, it's not the end of the world.  And, frankly, life usually has a way of working out for the best, even when things seem a little sad and crappy in the moment.  I would like to thank Kaitlin for her comment, it really reminded me that you have to do what is right for you and know that things will work out in the end.  And a few extra prayers never hurt anyone.  :)

This too shall pass, even if it's not when I want it to, it will.  

3 Comments:

Blogger Krystal. said...

I'm so sure that you are OVER this pain! I hate when everything is "full"... always seems to be that way when you REALLY need to be seen...
:( such a bummer.

As for painting, I HATE PAINTING lol!
But I'd probably do it too if there wasn't anything better to do. :] I want to know what colors you & hubby chose!

Anyways I'm praying for you, and keeping you in my thoughts.

March 15, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Mask said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to paint! I am in the process of redoing our entire house right now:) Guess with hubby leaving I am changing everything, AGAIN!
Sorry life seems to stink for you lately. I can only imagine the frustration you must feel. Keeeping you in my prayers.....~HUGS~!

March 15, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger my other half is a sailor. said...

you know, and here i was thinking i was the only one having issues with doctors. please fell better soon!

March 16, 2011 at 5:56 AM  

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