Saturday, November 14, 2015

Am I there yet?

*this picture is hilarious, and it's so true!*

Why make an appointment when what's really going to happen is that you're going to be waiting at least a hour past your appointment time in the waiting room?

What's worst is that, when you're finally out of the waiting room... the nurse will just slide you into another room, and you end up waiting ANOTHER 30 minutes or so.  

This seems to happen to me every time I go to a doctor's office. What makes it even more disappointing is when you FINALLY see the doctor, they're rushing you out the room like they've been waiting for you for the past 2 hours.

The whole situation just makes me sick to my stomach. I honestly think that on down the line, that doctor's tend to loose their humanity in their profession. They begin to look at their patients as dollar signs and not regular people. (I can only imagine how doctor's treat patients that are uninsured.)

I can remember when I was first diagnosed with lupus. I had questions. I was scared. I wanted to know how this disease would affect my life. When I finally got to talk to a doctor about it, she was rude and so inconsiderate. I could barely get any questions out before she decided to end the appointment herself and walk out the room.

I was hurt and angry.

I never like to wish bad upon people, but I honestly think that people don't understand what you're going through until they have to go through it themselves. If doctor's would put themselves in our shoes, and relate to us a little, I can bet that waiting room times would be shorter, and appointments with patients wouldn't be rushed and signed off as just some other patient.


Is it just me or do any of you guys see what the receptionist will do after your appointment? They overbook appointments, causing a huge delay between patients. (Which is very inconvenient for us lupies who schedule appointments during our lunch break because you can't take off work *ahem*) and they rarely have times available that are good for you. Don't ask me what would be a good day and time for me, and when I tell you, you're always booked? What's even the point!?!?

But anyways...

The whole fact of the matter is that getting to actually SEE the doctor and discuss symptoms and progress is a total journey within itself... so as I journey from waiting room, to another room, to another, I just have one question....

Am I there yet?