I had an appointment scheduled with my doctor this morning at 9:40. Since I live over twenty miles away from town, I left around ten minutes after nine. When I got to there, I checked in and was told to take a seat in the lobby. After sitting there for about half an hour, one of the receptionists approached me and said my doctor had called in sick. She also claimed they'd tried to call me at home but I'd already left, and then she pretty much scolded me for not having a cellphone they could have reached me at. I actually did have a cellphone, but they didn't have the number for it. And it wouldn't have mattered since if my cellphone had rang while I was already driving towards the clinic, I wouldn't have answered. Makes sense, right? I then asked what I was supposed to do about the prescriptions I needed refills for. Wellbutrin, xanax, and tramadol. Had I known my doctor wasn't going to show up, I'd have called a few days before I was out of those medications, but since I'm not psychic and thought I'd be able to get new prescriptions today, I didn't bother to ask ahead of time. And if I had, I'm quite sure his nurse would have told me to wait until my appointment.
So now what? I've been on those medications for over a year, and none of them are the type of stuff you should just quit cold turkey. Yes, my doctor will be back sooner than later, maybe even tomorrow, but what if he's out the rest of the week and I can't get them refilled during that time? I guess I'll just have to accept the physical consequences of sudden cessation of three powerful medications.
What a day.
Post Edited (newname) : 1/10/2012 4:28:45 PM (GMT-7)