Wednesday, September 03, 2014
A Delay By Any Other Name...
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.