I am so ticked! Today was my first appt with the rheumatologist. It was supposed to be at 2:30 well there were other ladies in there waiting before me, well an hour goes by and we are still in the waiting room. Another half hour goes by when lady #2 got up and asked how much longer it was going to be so they told her that were going to get her in and they did within 5 minutes. Well lady #1 was there since 2pm so she got up and wanted to know what the deal was because lady #2 came in after me. They had thought lady #2 was lady #1 so they sent her back first and obviously they had the wrong chart. So while they were trying to figure that little mess out, they called me in and lady #1 had a look of disbelief on her face like this was total you know what.
So I get back in the room (mind you this was already almost 2 hours past my appt time) and I waited some more. So then the doc calls me to his office, we go over what's been bothering me. He doesn't really say anything, just asks a bunch of questions. Tells me to go back in my room and I had to change into a gown. I had to wait again...about 15 minutes this time. He goes in, bends me around into a pretzel wanting to know if this hurts or that hurts. I tell him no so then he tells me to get dressed and go into his office again. I go in there and he looks and me and says, "Well you have Ulcerative Colitis. You are going to have pain in your joints (duh - I know this). Go have your blood drawn and call me in 2 weeks." He didn't offer any sort of explanation to what he was after (even after I asked), nor did he comment on the various odd things that are bothering me such as the muscle weakness, tingling in my feet, the rashes, the SI joint pain etc. Maybe he is waiting until he gets the results of the blood test, I dunno but this doc has to work on his bedside manner. I tell you one thing, that if that blood test shows up anything, anything at all, I will not be going back to that office again. I was there for over 3 hours and seen the doc a whole 10 minutes. I was NOT happy after I left, in fact I was ticked! Even the nurse said to another nurse - why are we having a new patient at 4pm (they close at 5pm)??? I looked at her and said "Hey, I was here at 2:15."
Sorry for the vent. I've been waiting for this appt for 4 weeks and when I get there it seemed like they didn't know what the heck they were doing for a doctor that a bit closed mouth and arrogant to boot. I HATE doctors like that grrr