Yesterday was a very beautiful day with the high temperature in the 80s for a change. I am glad to see the summer heat slipping away even though I do like it. I squeezed a 9-mile bike ride in too.
And, yes, the burn on my arm looks horrible. The shiny area is Neosporin on the worst part, the white cream is Zinc Oxide which speeds up getting rid of bruises. it seems to be helping the areas away from the really bad part to heal faster. Yuck!
And, it’s not because I had an appointment today. Once again I had to drive there because I refuse to talk to the people at the call center that this company foolishly set up.
You can’t call the office directly anymore and the people in that call center are not native English speakers, hence I refuse to call it and my doctor and the office he is contracted to know that I refuse to call the center. I guess they don’t listen to the patients or give a crap. He is leaving and I will follow him to his new office.
My doctor was there and I saw him briefly about my refills. It’s a shame how the medical profession has gone down the crapper these days. Patients are just a number, not a human being. I grabbed these photos while taking a detour on purpose to avoid some heavy traffic areas.
Good news from the eye doctor, my eyeballs aren’t falling out! My eyes are in great condition inside, there are no blood vessel issues or anything else, wonderful. I do have 20-20 vision by the way. These not-so-good photos were taken quickly while driving obviously, don’t you ever do this yourself!
And, I’m not proud that they are fuzzy! I was on the way home from the doctor’s office when I grabbed these photos from the truck. I didn’t have an appointment with the doctor today, I actually had to drive to that office to ask that one of my prescriptions be refilled. Why?
This company that I won’t name has decided that their patients should call a call center to get a message to their doctor rather than simply call the actual doctor’s office. This has resulted in my being pissed off because when I called twice, I got a person whose native language is NOT English.
I had a hell of a time understanding these people and hung up both times. Hence, I actually drove to the doctor’s office this morning to get one prescription refilled. My doctor was there and actually came out to the waiting area to apologise for this problem which is also messing him up too.
He is finding prescription refill requests from LAST WEEK! He apologised a couple of times and I said no worries, it’s not your fault, Doctor. He suggested that I contact the company and give them my two cents about this crap which I will do shortly. Thanks for reading this nonsense because that is what it is.
When my doctor’s contract is up with that company, he is moving on and I will go with him to his new office.
Drugs, that is what today has been about for me. I hit the pharmacy for two refills and also tried again this morning to get my doctor to call in an antibiotic or something that would help my sinus dry out. That was a joke, the guy on the other end could not speak proper English again, so I just hung up.
Our medical system was not good before Covid, today it’s slipped down a few more notches in my opinion. So frustrating! While at the pharmacy, the young lady behind the plexiglass asked me if I had received the latest version of the Covid vaccine.
It turns out that I did not have it so I rolled up my left sleeve for yet another vaccination. So far, I haven’t felt like puking! I am double-vaxxed, double-boosted, and now have a new updated Covid vaccine. We never know what each day will throw at us, do we…