Friday, November 6, 2009
I'm waiting and waiting and waiting....
So last Tuesday I had a follow up appointment with my doctor. I call him my bum doctor because he's the one that gave me my Colonoscopy and sense we are on intimate terms...I thought it suited him. My friend Cathy who is a Intensive Care nurse told me, Oh we don't call them that, we call those doctors the Bootylicous Doctors. Somehow, that term of endearment just doenst roll off my tongue...Anyways, I go to my 4 O'clock appointment and I'm there about 10 minutes early. I walk in and every single chair is full, plus, 3 people are standing. The room is small and there are no windows to the outside. I sign in and find a corner. I am forced to watch "Health TV" again I am forced to hear about erectile dysfunction....Oh man, come on, where's the segment on cooking squash? That's way more interesting to me. I'm standing and standing and finally a chair opens up and I sit down. It is now 4:35 and I'm getting antsy. Finally they call me up to the window...it is now 4:55ish. I ask how much longer because there are 10 people ahead of me (i counted) and I don't think I can handle it...I'm a little claustrophobic. She peers her head out her little window to look at all the people like it's the first time she heard that,then looks back behind her at a clock then tells me I'm gonna guess about 30 to 40 minutes.
Well, that's all I needed to hear. There's no way I'm gonna sit there that long for a follow up that I already know the results to and listen to "Health TV' again. I tell her 'I'm sorry, I can't stay, when is your next appointment", she tells me Thursday at 2:20 and you'll be his first patient when he come back from the hospital. Great...let's do it I say and I'm otta here!
Again, I'm there on Thursday about 10 minutes early. I walk in and there are 4 people sitting there. Hey! I'm suppose to be first here! I sign in and ask the girl (it's a different girl) if I was his first appointment, she gives me a strange look and says "No, there are about 4 people ahead
of you...it won't be long. I sit and wait and wait...it is now 2:40 and she calls me up to the window to pay. They call me back pretty fast at that point and steer me into an exam room ....where I wait and I'm not kidding, 40 excruciating minutes. At 3:30ish the bum doctor moseys into the room, says hello, opens my file and tells me everything seems to be OK with a couple of minor issues, then asks me if I have any questions in which I reply sure and I proceeded to asks a few, but what I really wanted to know was since when did Bootylisious doctors become so popular?