I am sorry to hear you missed your appiontment. It must have beeen awfully frustraiting to have had to travel 3 hrs just to be turned away. That had to have been frustraiting to no end. I sure hope they can work you in sooner.
Are you taking any meds that cannot be lapsed? If so, perhaps, they would be willing to write you scripts for more extended peroids of time. That way you can just keep office visits for physical checks and assessments. I keep my eye to eye appointments for just the more pressing stuff like test results or problems I have had. That way I am not wasting too much time talking about meds refills or labs & Xray referrals. All those things can be done via telephone or email. I leave the medicine refills and renewals between the pharmacy and doctors to be taken care of. Rarly there are any problems, but if there is the pharmacy just give me a few days medicine while the new scripts or authorization stuff is getting taken care of. Many of my medicines cannot be abruptly stopped or I will have some serious problems occur.
I hope you have a nice relaxing day. Take care and stay strong!
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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