Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Motherfucking All Saints

I'm an Aurora person.  However, my nephrologist ordered some tests done for me that have to be done in a hospital.  THB has been nice enough to offer a ride to and back from the appointment.  I don't want her (or anyone) to have to drive to Kenosha for me.  So it's being done at All Saints or whatever the hell they are calling themselves these days.

I called yesterday to preregister and was told to report at 12:45 pm.  That's weird because my appointment says to report at noon.  I brought this up to whoever I was talking to and she connected me with the radiology department.  The woman there said I don't have to be there until 12:45 pm,  Suspicious, I called again today.  Today I was told to report at 11:45 am.  Three different people giving me three different times to report.  Each one says, "Listen only to me."  The last one hung up on me, so I don't even know if I have an appointment or not anymore.

If they can't even handle figuring out what time I should report tomorrow, how can I trust the accuracy of their tests?  I've already been told that this is "usually a morning procedure."  I have less and less faith in the people there every time I deal with them.  When they treated me for failed kidneys there, I left with blood pressure so low it was life threatening.  The next day my regular doctor's technician took my blood pressure and then looked at me real closely and asked, "How do you feel?" 

So, I'm forced to entrust my life to people I don't trust.  Never get sick.


OrbsCorbs said...

They just called asking if they could set my appointment to the fourth different time. I said, "You're fooling, right?" Nope, she wasn't. She also scared the shit out of me with admonitions about the seriousness of this procedure. They're going right to the center of whatever good stuff I have left. Then they have to watch me for three hours. I'll be peeing blood for awhile. The sooner I get there, the sooner I'll get out of there. If THB is willing, I'll go there at any time.

OrbsCorbs said...

The above gives the impression that All Saints called at 6:45 pm. They didn't. They called about 3:30 pm.