What My Doctor Pulling a No-Show Motivated Me To Do
What My Doctor Pulling a No-Show Motivated Me To Do

What My Doctor Pulling a No-Show Motivated Me To Do

by Alicia on March 18, 2012 in Health, New posts, Personal

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I am absolutely exhausted. My entire body is sore, especially my calves, but I accomplished more this weekend than I have any weekend, in years.

It all started Friday afternoon when my doctor didn’t call for my 4:30 telephone appointment. I waited for his call for five hours. It wouldn’t have been so bad if I wasn’t expecting to get the results of my CAT Scans. I anticipated that phone call all day..for two weeks actually. Starting at 4:20 I held my phone. Then at 4:30 I was ready to answer the phone and hopefully be told good news. At 4:50 the receptionist at the doctor’s office called me to ask if I was coming in for my appointment. I said “NO! I’ve been waiting for the doctor to call for fifteen minutes”. She said that he was running behind and would call within an hour. An hour and fifteen minutes passed. I called the doctor’s office. The receptionist assured me that the doctor would call soon. 9:30 came around and I gave up. I really held the phone until 9:30.

Pulling weeds

Saturday I knew I needed to stay busy so I wouldn’t obsess about the missed call and lack of test results. So I..

  • Cleaned out my car
  • Pulled weeds
  • Swept the front deck
  • Cleaned the sandbox cover
  • Cleaned the front door
  • Cleaned the baseboards in the foyer
  • Cleaned the walls in the foyer
  • Swept and vacuumed the kitchen, living room, upstairs hallway, and my daughter’s room
  • Exercised

Today, I pulled all of the weeds out of my big garden and raked. I don’t remember the last time I sweated so much. Maybe I burned a few calories. While I was raking I stumbled across a snake. My son caught it and showed it off to my husband before letting it go. My son weeded and conditioned his vegetable garden to get it ready for planting.

Tonight, after I got home from a fun blogger get-together I cleaned out my closet. I filled two large bags with clothes to give away.

Chances are I’m not going to accomplish that much in one weekend again for a very long time.

I’m counting on talking to the the doctor Monday.

If I don’t, maybe I’ll clean out the garage or build a deck. :)

Alicia Hagan, Editor

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Eileen March 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I have always been upset by docs, when you are 10 minutes late they tell you you have to come back at a different time, when THEY keep you for a half hour or sometimes even an hour you have no recourse. stinks!

sorry you had to deal with this. sounds ludicrous when waiting for some important results.

I have to say though, I am the same. When I get upset I clean, well I used to before getting pretty sick chronically. I swear my hubby used to goad me just to make sure his undies got washed and the garage sorted. LOL> But now, I do other stuff like want to paint or replace things around the house. Not so “profitable” for his anymore. haha. I do love the way it feels to get motivated and get a load of things done. Hey, you can come HERE and build ME a deck:) Been waiting for over 10 years.


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