I was just sitting here and thought I should tell you about the first part of my visit to one of the specialists I talked about in my previous post.
My appointment was for 1 pm. and my husband ‘W’ had the same time with another doctor in the same office. We arrived at 12:45 and there was already one lady waiting. I remember saying to ‘W’ that since we were the first appointment after lunch the doctor and secretaries likely wouldn’t be back until 1:10 or so. So we sat there and 1:15 came and then 1:20 and by this time another lady came into the office. I decided to ask them what time their appointments were and which doctor. Well by golly they were both 1 pm as well and for my doctor too. ‘W’s doctor wasn’t in yet either. So we all wait and about 1:30 one of the secretaries sticks her head in the door briefly, and with a smile says “we’ll be with you shortly, it’s Dr. L’s birthday and we’re having a special birthday party.”
Well, if you’ve been following me and know me, I think you likely know that I really do bend over backwards to be patient and polite and kind towards others. But you know what lack of sleep does, and the fact that I once worked in a doctor’s office and the fact that common courtesy and respect for the patient’s time was not at all taken into consideration… DOES to a said person? Automatically, out of my mouth came “well, we’re not having a party out here. We’ve discovered we all have 1 pm appointments with the same doctor.”! My husband couldn’t believe it!
Well, she didn’t flinch and just said, ” we’ll be with you shortly, I’ve checked you all in.” Shortly ended up being 1:45 ! I had so wanted to just leave, but unfortunately with the situation and doctors right now, I would have waited to see another specialist for 6 months likely.
So when this doctor is saying all the things mentioned previously about my symptoms being all ‘non-specific’, and shrugging everything I said off, you can imagine the shape I was in. I have to see him again because he has to do a simple procedure for me at the hospital. Again, what is a person supposed to do….?
Anyway, I came out of the office ready to go home ‘except’ when I went to get my coat to do so, ‘W’ says “where are you going”… and I say “home aren’t we”… To which he replies….
“I haven’t seen MY doctor yet’ !!!!
Anyone, relate to this ???
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