Sanding our assholes with 150 grit.

Since I like pain and suffering, I'm at work today

My boss is in a shitty mood but I'm used to that.  I walked into a disaster but I'm used to that, too.  I haven't eaten much in two days or so, so I'm sort of in a detached, who-gives-a-fuck sort of mood about it all.

It's very enlightening.
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July 26th, 2007 11:30am
Wait until you've earned enough that you know you don't really *have to* work because your savings/investments will last you until pension time. That's very liberating :)
Permalink man on the stair 
July 26th, 2007 11:47am
Holy fuck, that's supposed to make him feel better?
Permalink LH 
July 26th, 2007 11:53am
Yeah no shit.  Just wait 'til I'm independently wealthy, then I'll feel GREAT.

I went to my specialist yesterday and told his APRN I couldn't swallow anything except a little water from time to time (which still hurts like HELL). 

She said "OK let's set you up with an endoscopy in two weeks, see ya!"

Err... well... OK?
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July 26th, 2007 11:55am
You took that without a fight?  I'd be like, hey, YOU go two more weeks without eating!
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 26th, 2007 12:02pm
See above.  At that point I was in a daze after having been assaulted with that magnifier thing they use to look in your throat.

The lady was incompetent.  She did a thoroughly useless throat culture (she didn't even culture the right spot) and then had the office staff schedule an endoscopy and sent me on my way.  She had no clue what the fuck she was doing.

I'm writing to my specialist about it.  Don't know what else I can do except go back and make a scene, which would be useless.
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July 26th, 2007 12:06pm
Call the office and ask to speak to the doctor.  Request a call back FROM THE DOCTOR as soon as possible, not a staff member.

Let them know this is an emergency of sorts and you need immediate treatment.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 26th, 2007 12:09pm
Nope, it's more fun to suffer.  I can sort of drink, so I'm not going to die of dehydration.

If I get woefully fucked up, then I can sue the shit out of them afterward.  :)
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July 26th, 2007 12:10pm
Don't you think that your doctor should be made aware that his/her APRN is incompetent?
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 26th, 2007 12:14pm
>I'm writing to my specialist about it.
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July 26th, 2007 12:37pm
Anyway after browsing some online medical resources, it looks like their steps were appropriate.  The only time intervention is indicated (apparently) is if food is actually becoming lodged in my throat, which so far it's not (for long).

Of course, two weeks for a diagnostic procedure is a little nuts when there's an active problem.
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July 26th, 2007 12:47pm
> Just wait 'til I'm independently wealthy, then I'll feel GREAT.

Sorry, I thought from the last sentence in your first post you'd actually found today to be good.

I'd hardly call myself "independently wealthy" though. More like miserly, to be honest.
Permalink man on the stair 
July 26th, 2007 1:08pm
Oh today is good.  Not fucking giving a shit about this place is exactly what I need.

Unfortunately, in reality, it pays the mortgage.
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