Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I have a book

I can't speak. My throat hurts so much that I couldn't sleep last night. At two in the morning I had to get up and go eat a popsicle. Lollipops are all over the house. Soup is the go-to meal. Four pounds have slid off and now so are my jeans. You know how when people are texting as they're walking they walk slower? That's how slow I have to walk, because it's so hard to breathe.

After lunch today I caved in, called Doug's office and asked when the next available appointment is. September 26th. I told the woman I would just go to a walk-in clinic instead.

Her: For what?
Me: I think I have strep throat and bronchitis.
Her: Do you have a book?
Me: ... what?
Her: You can come in tomorrow when we open and we'll squeeze you in when somebody with an appointment is late or doesn't show.
Me: Will I definitely get seen?
Her: If you're in the reception area, you'll get seen. It just may take a while. Bring a book.
Me: Okay.


Nina said...

Aw, I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

When you are sick the doctor should always be squeezing you in to be seen right away. If you ask for an appointment, they'll likely think you just need a check-up and give you a date that's weeks away. Always lead with, "I've been sick for XX days and I think I need to be seen." Hope you feel better.