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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The doctor is in

I finally broke down and went to the doctor.  It's been 10 days of torture and me trying to self medicate with over the counter meds.  10 days of a sore throat, coughing, sneezing, peeing in my pants (thank you children), fevers, bloody noses, dizzy spells, clogged ears, or you can just describe it as HELL!  I sucked it up and put on my happy pants the entire Christmas holiday. 

At 8 o'clock I called and made an appointment for 10 o'clock.  When I got to the office (5 minutes before 10) the office manager told me that 5 walk-ins were in front of me.  Let's just say I had a minor melt down and said that they would not be going in front of me unless they had a serious medical emergency, something protruding from their body, or dying.  What was the point of making an appointment?  If that's the case, then I will wait outside the office tomorrow morning before the doors opened so that I would be seen first.  They didn't like my response and I didn't make any friends in the waiting room. 

After waiting for 2 hours (yes, 2 hours!) the doctor told me I had a severe sinus infection and bronchitis.  He was very happy that I did not wait any longer because my chest sounded very rattle-y and on the verge of pneumonia.  He asked if I wanted a shot in my hip or if I just wanted antibiotics.  I pulled down my pants and said, "Give it to me". 

Two shots later I was off to fill my antibiotic.  Of course, my normal pharmacy did not have the medicine and I had to go to the second pharmacy down the road.  I'm starving, my ass hurts, and the medicine will take another 2 hours to fill.  What a great day!!!

I spent 10 days taking care of my family and making sure they had a memorable Christmas while I was sick as a dog.  And it was totally worth seeing my boys faces when we made Christmas cookies, decorated them, went to the various grandparents houses, and opened 100's of presents.  My mission is accomplished and now I'm focusing on me.  I totally am going to veg in front of the tv, drink some hot wassel, being doped up with some awesome antibiotics, and work on getting better. 

10 comments:

Mrs. D said...

I would have thrown a fit about the wait too, and I work in an office! I'm glad the boys had a great Christmas, now take care of YOU!! I'd hug ya, but you're germy! Get better soon!

Angela Pea said...

Five WALK INS were ahead of an appointment!?! I would have lost it right then and there. Peeing on their feet would have been appropriate. ;)

Ann-Marie said...

Who ever said that woman weren't the superior species should be beaten. Name one man that could be that sick and still carry on with things.

I hope you are feeling better soon.

Leslie said...

I like the way you handled that ridiculous office scheduling, even if they didn't put you in scheduled. I worked in a doc's office for years (actually a couple) and that was WRONG of them to put walk ins before scheduled people.

Glad you stuck it out, tho and got the meds you need. Now it's time to HEAL - let the family wait on you for awhile. Mostly - feel better!

Kimberly said...

Who in the hell lets a walk in go before someone with an actual appointment. The walk ins should wait. When I feel like death warmed over I get mean if I have to move an inch. You dragged yourself down there and then they pull that? I would have gone off on them too.

I hope you start feeling better today. Bronchitis is nothing to mess with. I've had it before and it is something awful.

Polar's Mom said...

Being sick on the holidays sucks!!! But waiting for a doctor that probably spent 5 minutes with you REALLY sucks...that drives me batty. Hope the drugs kick in soon!

Polar's Mom
www.polarspage.blogspot.com

Dr. Fat To Fit said...

Walk ins should never be seen ahead of an appointment. That's just crap. I hope you feel better.

fatgirlwearingthin said...

I'm so glad you posted with an update. Knew something was not quite right when you didn't come back right after Christmas. Thank Goodness you are deciding to take care of YOU now that your duty as Santa is over. Curl up, keep warm...hell, put on a diaper so you don't have to get up at all, and get better SOON!!

NAN said...

Hope you're better! I used to take clients to the doctor and believe me, some waits with appointments were 4 hours! YES! I often wanted to walk out but then we 'd just have to make another appointment. Did the kids like their loot? Son just ordered Chinese food so guess I will get a bit (optimistcally)off program...

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Being sick is the worst! And all that hassle with getting into the doctor and finally get some meds... you deserve to be taken care of girl! Yes, veg out and get some rest. Hope you feel better soon!! :)

Happy New Year!

~Margene

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