I already had made an app with my rheumy for next Tues and I will talk to him and catch him up on everything that has been happening with the celiac and the sodium problem and ask him for a referral to an internist in his area.
I was so upset I had to get out of the house awhile and I had a shopping list that I had been making for several days so I went and got that done to relax.
Okay, now I feel better after unloading that on my fibro family.
luv and hugs
Post Edited (crazykitty) : 9/8/2009 2:27:37 PM (GMT-6)
Marlee, that is terrible and not to take away from your experience but when my mom was INSIDE an MRI machine they faxed her GP AGAIN (they had done so two days before) for a report they needed for comparison. Then they called when there was no response and they got an answering machine...so I DROVE to the doctor's office and picked up the report. When I asked the receptionist/nurse if she had gotten the fax, she looked at me and said..'Does it look like I have the time to sit next to that machine all day long and wait for fax's to come in...it's in the back room." Then I asked why the answering machine kept picking up for hours on end she said "We eat lunch around here, you know." My mom's MRI showed lung cancer and she died shortly thereafter...when the lung doctor found out how that nurse has treated me he reported her to some ethics agency and she was fired.
I know how you feel, that's all I can say, and I am sorry that someone with no idea what your situation is treated you like that.
As you can tell, I hardly ever post but I read nearly every day. I had to comment on this topic though.
I love, love, love my neurologist/pain mgmt. doc but dealing with his staff is a total nightmare. If I need a refill on something I have to call every day because in the past, they have let me run out of meds that you are not supposed to stop suddenly (like Topamax) even when I called w/plenty of notice. I've learned that when I leave his office, I have everything i need because if I don't and have to call to get something, it will be a battle to get it.
When I tell him about it, he gets angry but tells me straight up how hard it is to find good help. He'll give me tips on how to try to get around the system next time, but it never works. He really means well...he's just too busy to keep a handle on what all of his people are doing all of the time. When I tell people what I go through w/his office they think I'm crazy for staying there, but what do you do? I adore the dr. ya know?
Anyway, Marlee, I can relate to nurses/staff playing the go between in a not-so-helpful way and I'm sorry you had to go through that. It's always the last thing we need, of course!
Marlee shops for purses? Well, I have one I will donate. It has woodchucks and squirrels on it and is made out of disinigrating burlap. Plus it smells like gopher pee. I think it used to be a knitting bag but I think it would look lovely with your new quadfocals. Four times the beauty as you look at through those all those lenses.