I shouldn’t be with how crappy the medical system is but I am. Stunned that is.
I feel extremely bummed and let down.
I called my Internists office today (The only specialist in my town not a 10 hour round trip drive away.) To confirm that they had booked a colonoscopy for me like they said they would three months ago.
All this time I’ve been waiting just believing it’s a long wait, no colonoscopy was ever booked.
Not only that I called and left a message after Christmas about getting an endoscopy with the colonoscopy since I have gut pain too. Well they not only never returned my call as usual, they never booked that either.
What the hell?!
Oh yeah and the secretary read a bit of my Rheumie’s medical record to me. Apparently I’d improved after I was off the meds I thought were causing my gut issues. Umm…Nope! I wish someone had told me that I’d improved.
Good thing I got my family doc to book a colonoscopy. At least I hope that he did. That doesn’t take care of the endoscopy though…
I freakin hate our medical system. It may be “free” compared to the states but, you get what you pay for, and that’s pretty much nothing.
I don’t have the energy to fight with the medical world anymore. I’m just so done. I feel like just letting nature take it’s course at this point. Whatever will be, will be.
Add in my father in law is in the hospital in another province. We last heard before he saw the doc that he has the flu but, we haven’t heard or at least I haven’t heard if that’s what the doc believes it to be. My fil had a very bad stroke a few years back that left him unable to talk and with a paralyzed arm. He also has a very weak hardly working heart so…
Hubby and I are kind of on stand by as to whether or not we will need to make a trip. A very long trip back home. If we were to and my fil has the flu, I will not be able to see him. I’m on immune suppressants it would be dangerous for me. The trip alone would be so hard on me not too mention being around family. My family in particular. Let’s just say that’s not good for me either and leave it at that.
I can’t wait to move out of this hellish area we’ve lived in trapped now for 6 years. The hope is to put our house up for sale and leave before next winter but that depends on a lot of things. Whether we can get what we need out of our house, if my Mr. CrankyPants can find work elsewhere, and if we can find an affordable place to live elsewhere.
Somehow we have to pull this off. I need out.
One more thing, I’ve been trapped at home all week, thanks to insane amounts of snow and icy roads not taken care of that I can’t drive on.
Sorry this is not a positive post, but this is where I get my frustration and hurt out.
Better days & Less snow.