Saturday, September 1, 2007


Why is it that all the doctors want to schedule their follow ups at the same intervals? If I were a doctor I would ask my patients to come back and see me in 4 months or 7.5 months. It's always 3 months or 6 months and that means that every 3-6 months my life gets hectic. Not that it's not hectic the rest of the time, mind you. But every 3-6 months I have to drive to Richmond on an almost daily basis. I have to find my way through endless construction detours so many times that they don't seem like detours anymore. I have to pay so many fees in the hospital parking garage that I start to think about getting a monthly pass. A normal month for me consists of one audiologist visit, one OT appointment (at least she comes to the house!), 4 ST appointments and 4 FT appointments. That's only 9 trips to Richmond or to think of it another way, only 18 hours driving to Noah's appointments each month. This month I get to add to that an appointment with dermatology, opthamology, pulmonology, otolaryngology, and if we ever remember to call for a new appointment endocrinology - 28 hours in the car. It would be nice if I could "double up" appointments so that I had more than one each day I went down to Richmond. That has worked really well for me in the past. But alas this month that didn't work out. Perhaps I should be thankful that this only happens once every 3 months? Perhaps I should be happy that we're no longer followed by neurology, nephrology, urology, and surgery? I'm just thankful for cruise control, air conditioning, strollers, and a 2 year old used to amusing himself in waiting rooms.


Emily said...

Ugh! That is frustrating. At least we only live about 45min from most of our doctors, especially since we're still on a 1-2mos visit for everyone. I hope you make it through this hectic time and manage to stay sane!

baby james said...

Here, here, I am with ya on this one. Although we don't live to far from most of our appointments but I laugh evertime a new month rolls around and I flip to a new month on the calander, last months calander what a mess, this months social calendar not to far behind. Our biggest UGH! We live in Phoenix Arizona where it is HOT!! 113 degrees most days I try and schedule AM appts. but James sleeps until 8:30am no comlaining there, and by 10am it is already 100 + degrees. Hang in there some day we will look back on all this and wonder how we even did it and kept our sanity. Tracy