Fibro Feelings – Appointment Mistake
I was so upset when I tried to check into my rheumatology appointment last week and found that it had been scheduled with the wrong person! I had been having some new hip pains and my other doctor told me to try to get in with my rheumatologist earlier than my next appointment. I called to see if my rheumatologist had any cancellations open up appointments and they said they did. The receptionist got me in half a week earlier than the appointment I already had sucheduled. I had an odd feeling about that appointment – knowing it’s usually hard to get in that easily and now I know why!
When I showed up to my appointment and they said it was with a different person, I found out that my doctor and his nurse where actually on vacation until next week. The office manager came out and apologized, but part of me wants to make a list of all the ways the mis-scheduled effected me to give to the receptionist who messed up. =) I just don’t think a typical person would think of the fact that driving almost an hour and a half round trip would aggravated some of the symptoms I was hoping to see the rheumatologist about, cause me to get less sleep (I had to get up earlier), throw me off mentally, which in turn throws my fibro off, cost a decent amount of gas and clearly take up time. I won’t be writing a letter, but thanks for listening to me vent here!
Some good news is that my feet are almost back to normal. They’re only hurting when I stand barefoot on flat surface flooring for awhile. While I’ve been trying to rest my feet more I edited photos, finally worked on some sewing projects, updated my personal website and did a little reading. Of course, I also did some Olympics watching. The Helpful Hubby could watch the games all day, every day. I absolutely loved their flame cauldron and the way it moved and doubt I’ll ever see one that beats it.
Did you watch the Olympics?
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