Tuesday, September 19, 2006

You have one new message

One sends an email to her doctor asking for said doctor to call back so that test results can be discussed. Hooray for doctor for responding within an hour (even though that doctor did not call the number which was requested he call in the email). But the doctor should not leave the diagnosis on a PHONE MESSAGE and then continue to blah blah about one of four treatment options and then say, "...but you haven't had kids yet so that isn't really the best solution, so we should talk more later. "

No really. I really like my doctor because he is very easy to talk to about all those taboo topics, and he is the specialist in "trouble" cases, and even better, he is cool with a mixture of eastern and western medicine (his wife is a practicing Buddhist and they attend retreats together). But this latest set of experiences does not leave me with warm fuzzies. Although, I don't now if any of this experience would give me warm fuzzies independent of the caregiver.

Oh wait I did have warm fuzzies when I had to go in for an ultrasound with a full bladder (I danced my way to the exam room). That was almost like warm fuzzies... more like cramps and an uncomfortable burning sensation, but close. (and yes, the jingle for the over-active bladder drug was thoroughly stuck in my head "Gotta Go, Gotta Go, Gotta Go...")

P.S. The internet is EVIL, and gives me too much information and causes a good deal of anxiety. Although it gives me some good questions to talk to the doctor about, it also gives me scary thoughts.


Tracy said...

I hope when you get to actually talk to your doctor that you'll get some clear answers. Glad he's easy to talk to. That can make a big difference.

And I agree...as great as the internet can be for gathering information. Sometimes its TMI!

J said...

I hope everything is OK, and that you get to talk to the doctor SOON.

Maya's Granny said...

Me too, what J said.

Gina said...

Oh, they are so NOT supposed to leave messages about your diagnosis on the answering machine!

I third what J said.

laluna said...

Gee you need to tell your Dr that in the future please don't leave any detailed messages on your answering machine. Maybe have the nurse write that on the cover of your chart, right next to your allergy sticker.

Ally Bean said...

hmmm. i don't think that the doctor should be that informative in a voice mail, but clearly this guy thinks differently.

i know what you mean about the internet being a blessing and a curse with so much info. and there is always doubt in mind about whether or not the info is correct.

hang in there. will be sending good thoughts your way.