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.