Well, I went to my appointment! ...
I'm pretty upset, actually. See, my Orthopedic Surgeon referred me to this guy, right? He said specifically that he was referring me there because of my scoliosis. Anyhow, I went to my appointment today and I was on time and everything was fine. The doctor came in quickly, looked at my MRIs and my chart, checked my leg raise/strength, and then said that he was going to refer me to his friend who is a scoliosis specialist. Meaning I just WASTED A TRIP. :)
I am so annoyed and angry at the Orthopedic Surgeon's office, they are completely incapable stooges. When I first went there, they accidentally set the appointment up at a different office by mistake, then they cancelled on me two times in a row--and then when I finally see them, they send me to see the wrong specialist? It's ridiculous.
To put this into context, I just had to have my father--who is 67--drive me 3 hours outside of Pittsburgh, PA just so I could have a--literally--five minute appointment and be told that I need to see a different doctor in the same city and that they will call me when they can set it up. :) It'll probably be just in time for snowfall too! Bet you I'll go all the way back there to see this new guy, and he'll just tell me that there isn't anything he can really do. I'm sick of it.
I am SO glad I applied for SSDI/SSI before this. I was thinking 'maybe I should wait again and see what this surgeon says'. Thank god I didn't, or I would be truly hacked off. I really feel like calling the referring office and giving them my two cents, but it wouldn't do anything but anger someone else so its pointless. That office is truly pathetic, though. The doctors and care are fine, but if I can find a review on rate my Doctor or something--I am giving them a pretty nasty score in at least one category. No one should be given this type of run around and just plain awful service. I have been to many doctor offices in my life and NONE have been this inept. It truly amazes me.
On a related note, driving all that way has taken a toll on me even though I wasn't the one driving. My left side hurts so much, and the Tramadol isn't touching it at all. I'm going to call my PCP tomorrow and make sure they are setting me up with an appointment to see Pain Management, because I just cannot take this situation right now. It's far beyond manageable at this point.
Had to edit a couple of your words due to the language, we have to remember this is a family oriented site and we do not know the ages of people reading these posts, the words I edited out are against the forum rules. Thanks.
Post Edited By Moderator (straydog) : 11/11/2011 12:40:58 AM (GMT-7)