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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Back to the Doctor’s



My leg looks a bit better but feels a lot worse. The thought of toughing it through until my appointment at the end of the month was depressing. The constant pain is wearing on me. It didn’t make sense to wait until the end of the month to get treatment. However, it was recommended that I see the doctor that fixed me up a couple years ago if I had problems. He’s a busy guy and heavily booked.

I called up his office and talked to the appointment secretary. Turns out she was someone I went to high school with. After explaining my problem she was only able to schedule me a day earlier. What could I do? I took it. Soon after, however, she called me back. She was able to get me in this coming Thursday. She canceled her 93 year old mother’s appointment and gave it to me.

I thanked her for throwing her mother under the bus for me. She laughed and said, “Anything for a classmate.”

Actually, she had doubts about her mother going to the appointment in the first place. Sounds like it was just for a check up. My friend thought it might be better that her mother avoid being around sick people at her age.

Today it’s my lovely wife’s turn to see the doctor. We appear to be at that point in our lives when that’s just what we have to do. It sucks. We don’t mind getting older, but it we do mind feeling older.

Hopefully we can get our issues sorted out soon so we can go back to having adventures.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. Argh, chronic pain sucks. Almost as bad as waiting months for an urgent appointment. Love it when we miss a must go appointment for chronic pain meds that are only issued in 30 day increments to be told a reschedule is after we run out of pills.

    Ha. Good you got connections. We lost our office connection when the evil coworkers chased her off for being too efficient.

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    1. It never hurts to chat up the folks you know.

      Yeah, this constant pain is very distracting. Hard to do anything.

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  2. Yeah, Mom never told me there would be days like these. Becoming older and wiser was forecast, but the aches and pains from earlier Life experiences . . .

    I hope the doctor's visit is productive. Nothing more frustrating to see a 'specialist' and hear the same advice you read on an internet symptom search for free.

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    1. This was good for me in the past. I hope he can sort things out for me tomorrow. Enough is enough.

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  3. I am three quarters of a century old and only go to the doctor when he decides he will not refill my prescriptions again until I come in and see him.

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    1. Life is better when they can avoided. Doctors are one of the leading causes of death.

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