First of all I had to make the drive into The Big City for a Doctor's appointment. You would think that would have been enough. But... no... that was just the beginning of a daylong nightmare. I got a call last week that my CT scan had finally been scheduled and to be there today at 12:30pm. No problem. Except that at that time of day apparently they are taking their lunch break. So I wait until they get back at 1. That's when they tell me that my scheduled appointment isn't until 2:30. They can't do it sooner because the guy that does the test won't be back till after two. Then she smiles (all evil like) and hands me a bottled of flavored (badly) chalky substance and tells me I have 15 minutes to "Drink Up and enjoy the best you can!" ( yeah, she actually said that) I've never had a CT scan before so I didn't really know what to expect. Now I know it involves nasty tasting barium solutions and I.V.s (oh and bruises too) They try to cover the flavor of that
I was supposed to have had another appointment with another doctor today, but having received the call about the scan, I called to reschedule. The receptionist told me that since I lived so far out of town to just come by after the scan and she would work me in. Yeah, that worked out well. NOT! I showed up around 4:00 and waited and waited and finally got in a little after 5:00.
I know I've mentioned that I have had to "re-do" alot of the things that have been done already at the other doctors office but I didn't tell ya about the new doctor not wanting any of the "old" doctor's lab tests and such. Well, today he wanted to do MORE tests that I have just recently had done. I had a total melt-down and threw a full fledged tantrum. I don't know how else to say it. (except maybe that I showed my a$zz) I didn't see any point in having to go through all that over again and made my feelings quite clear. Not only is it the $$ involved but it also has to do with the 50+ one way drive(s) for "do-overs". All the sudden he seemed more than willing to take a look at my "old" records. Go figure! So I finally get out of the office a little after 6:00 thinking I will just stop and get the new prescriptions filled. Oh no, of course it wasn't going to be that easy!
I get to the pharmacy and I'll be danged if they weren't out of the dosage of the new drug. So then of course the phone calls started. Eventually it was straightened out and I was on my way home. I made pretty good time though and was pulling into the drive at close to 8PM. Nothing like a full day of fun in the sun, right?
If you are still reading this then I applaud your tenacity. (Or boredom as the case may be) I promise that next time I will try to bring something to the table just a bit more "fun". Now I just need to come up with something.... Any ideas?
~~~ Hey ... I'm Just Sayin' ... ~~~