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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A Delay By Any Other Name...

And the continuing saga of the Veteran's Administration hospital in Oklahoma City lingers on, once again, friends.  Today was supposed to be the appointment that brought together answers relating to my health that would potentially give real insight as to what the hell is going on with me.  Of course, the appointment was postponed - but only after a three hour wait and blood work at the hospital.

The level of frustration has almost reached biblical proportions.

First, the appointment had previously been rescheduled/cancelled as a result of an ER visit.  I had no idea that if you go to the ER, all of your appointments get pushed back thirty days. 

Second, I had no idea that when I arrived, I would have to head to another floor for lab work prior to the procedure.  While I had completely the lab work before the set time of the appointment for my procedure, I got pushed to the back of the line, but this was also due in part to an emergency patient who needed his procedure stat. 

Lastly, if the damned near 3 hour wait wasn't enough, when I got called back, I was informed that the appointment had been cancelled and the soonest it could be rescheduled was for a week or so from today.  

Yeah.  I was pretty pissed off.

It took me a while, but eventually, I calmed down and came to the stark realization that I am still very lucky to have any care and I should be thankful.  At least I have some sort of idea as to what my health problems are, and I have to believe that if it were truly bad, they would not ave postponed my biopsies.  So, there.