I hate going to the doctor. You always have to wait. Then doctors see you for five minutes. Then you wait more. Then you leave.
Time, so much time wasted.
Well, I’m new to the city, it makes it worse.
I made an appointment for today, Friday at 3 PM. I planned to leave work between 215 and 230 because it’s a 30 minute drive to the doctor’s office.
I have a meeting with a VP at 130. VP doesn’t show up till 150. Meeting runs over. Leave at 235 in a rush. Get stuck in traffic. Call to say I’m going to be a few minutes late, get told I only get a 10 minute grace period.
Get there at 314ish. Get told I need to reschedule because I was suppose to actually be there at 230. New patients must get there 30 minutes beforehand. OMG!!!
I was so MAD. UPSET! ANGRY! I took off work to go to my annual appointment.
So now, I have a middle of the day appointment next week. It’s at 11 AM. But I need to be there at 1030.
So I need to leave at 10 AM. Get there at 1030. Be check in at 11. The appointment will take at least an hour because I will wait for the nurse, doctor, etc. Then head back to work. So at least 2 hours shot next week. Wonderful. NOT.
AND you see why I hate doctors’ appointments and only go when I have to.
- Dermatologist once a year appointment to get acne prescriptions
- Physical (which can happen at the same time as my annual)
- Dentist 2x a year
- Urologist 1 a year to check on my kidneys (medical condition)
And that’s a lot of appointments. Growing up, I didn’t have insurance, so would only go to the doctor once a year (urologist – medical condition since 7 years).
Now that I have insurance through work, I only go 6 times. Even when i get sick, I don’t go.
Because it’s an inconvenience. The only reason I go get an annual is because I need birth control.
Pardon, not pardon, the incorrect grammar, punctuation, etc. At this point, I’ve decided this blog is to express my thoughts. So yeah, those are my thoughts.