Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Falling through the cracks

Been having some uncomfortable side effects lately from one or more of the medications I'm taking. Anyway, I did what you are supposed to do, which is to call your doctor. Well, my doctor is on maternity leave. So I called her replacement. She seemed very nice, and told me to call the appointment desk. They made an appointment for the following week. Then the nice doctor had a family emergency, and had to cancel the appointment. So I made another appointment for the following week. Then the nice doctor got the flu (today). So I made another appointment for the following week.

It has now been over 2 weeks, and I still haven't seen this doctor. My new appointment is for a week from now. I'm not feeling great, but imagine if I was really in trouble. Would a person with serious issues be able to communicate to these people that they really need to see someone NOW? I'm starting to understand how people fall through the cracks. You can do everything you are supposed to be doing, and still not get the help you need.

Okay, I'm going to try to call them again...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oy, I feel for you, Adena.
B