Sep 24, 2012 - 5:34 pm
My dr. comes to our area once a week, USUALLY on Tuesdays. Anyway, I was scheduled to see him at 9:15 tomorrow morning (lab at 9:00). They called a little while ago and he won't even be there until at least 10:00. It's not unusual for him to arrive an hour or more late. He's at a different location every day, and makes hospital rounds first apparently.
Now I have been moved to 12:40 which means I will most likely be there a long time. I am very upset. Since my recurrence this summer, and being unable to teach school after working so long and hard to complete my teaching license, I'm REALLY struggling with not letting this stupid disease define me.
It's really hard when I have to deal with stuff like this. Generally with an a.m. appt. you're not there a real long time. I'm in tears over frustration of having to deal with this change...again. The office staff is also tired of his schedule changes. I see a medical oncologist, because the nearest GYN/ONC in my network is 150 miles away. (A gyn/onc did my surgery last year). Going to him is out of the realm of possibility due to fiances, and that's just too far to drive on a regular basis.
My dr. has an outstanding reputation. Patients with various types of cancer sometimes drive 100 miles to see him. He's very compassionate and I do like him. It's just I can't stand having to deal with this disease every day. Since my husband's death in 2010 I'm still looking for some type of normalcy. Anyone else deal with frequent time changes, etc. He's an excellent doctor, just way too busy.
There that feels better. Venting to those who understand!! Thanks Ladies.