Yes, I’ve blogged a lot today but I need to do something to keep from scratching…..
I just got off the phone with mom, venting my frustrations with medical professionals…as usual, with a sense of humor, because it doesn’t do any good to be grumpy…..but really….
…..is it too much to ask for my doctors to care about me 24/7 and not just 9 to 5? And, if they go on vacation or if they go out to lunch, shouldn’t there be someone who can answer my questions? And, if that person is supposed to be an M.A. or a P.A. or an S.A. or an M.B.A., shouldn’t they have my doctor’s cell phone number in case of emergency or severe allergic reaction?
…..is it impossible to hire receptionists who can manage the slightest semblance of sympathy for the pitiful woman standing on the other side of their desk? And why are they never able to schedule a follow-up while I’m there? “I’ll put you on our call list and we’ll call to schedule”….and then they never do….so I’m left to remember when I was supposed to come back.
….I don’t want to go to the ER or to Urgent Care unless I absolutely have to. You hear stories all the time about how ER’s are overwhelmed with patients. I have a complicated medical history and I want to talk to doctors who are familiar with my case. I don’t want to go to Emergency, feeling miserable, and have to regurgitate the story of my lymphoma, my chemo, my partial gastrectomy, my esophagus stretching, my seizures and my medications.
I’m sure that I’ll add more to this later bur, for now, I need to scratch….