Tuesday, March 9, 2010

There's no cure for stoopid.

My probable prognosis at tomorrow's doctor's appointment:

Damn.  Well, at least we tried.

I was supposed to have a counseling appointment this morning, but woke up a) VERY late, and b) a dizzy disaster.  I almost fell down the stairs before realizing that getting to my appointment in 20 minutes was so not going to happen.  I called the secretary to let her know... and that's how that poor woman took the brunt of 3 weeks of my mistreatment at the hands of people who control my fate.

The conversation went something like this:

Secretary: Hello?

Me: Yes, hi, I'd like to postpone my appointment for today.  I'm really not feeling well, and I'm not going to make it.

Secretary looks me up in computer.

S: Plus your appointment starts at 2, and you're not here.  

Me: *Awkward silence.*

S: Well, there's going to be a late fee you know, because you should have called us 24 hours ago.  And the counselor's booked for the next week, so I can't reschedule you til next Tuesday.  And you really should have--

I now may or may not have interrupted her by bursting into tears like the well-medicated, composed adult that I am.

Me: Can I just say something? *sob* I can't control when I get sick.  I don't know it beforehand.  You are about the fifth person this week (please note that it's only Monday) who has been unsympathetic toward me, and I would just appreciate it if you could at least try to not act like you don't care. *blows nose.*

S: Oh my gosh, ma'am, I'm so sorry.  I really didn't mean... I think you misunderstood... it's doctor's policy, you know, it's not in my control... I was preoccupied...

Unfortunately, by this point I was too focused on re-controlling my crazy to properly apologize for the outburst that truly belonged to a certain middle-aged man who hates sick people (again, an exaggeration... I'm trying to be entertaining here, people, sheesh).

So there you have it.  I am now phone-bombing people with my emotions.  But I learned a valuable lesson today-- the customer is *not* always right, but the customer who cries sure as hell is.

(Also, sorry to those of you who read my other blog too... yes, I reused this picture.  I cried today, people.  I'm exhausted!)

Wishing you all better luck than me with the rest of the world,


  1. Aw, I hope you feel better soon!

  2. hahahaha this was really entertaining!
    other than that feel better :)



  3. This made me laugh. Which is probably what you were going for. I have been feeling the same way (including a massive crying fit in a public place which made me feel really stable haha). Hence, I am now even further holed up in my room.

    Skype date again sometime?


  4. Emotions are funny things and sick people far more prone than others to emotional outbursts especially if there is lyme in the mix.

    Hope you feel better soon and a valuable lesson learned by one secretary who my husband often describes as automatons, next appointment six o'clock, next appointment six o'clock, next appointment six o'clock

  5. Don't beat yourself up about it- no doubt somebody else will step in and do that for you sooner rather than later!

  6. Awww. I've been feeling something coming on too... I am SUCH a baby when I'm sick! At least you're a fighter!

  7. So, I stumbled upon this blog via your fashion blog, and even though my situation isnt exactly the same ("im sick" "your still recovering from chemo" "that was 5 years ago, i'm pretty sure..." "err, times up! see you next month") i can totally relate to your frustration with the constant sickness/doctors. sigh.

  8. Geesh. I need to cry more. Ah ha ha. Hope you're feeling better lady!

  9. You know, sometimes small outbursts are more than warranted, and I think that it may have been warranted in this case, though I guess it's not really my place to stick in my opinion here. ;-)

  10. I cannot tell you how many times I have done this very thing. Phone calls are very stressful for me when I am not feeling good.

    Even it your delivery wasn't perfect, I think the nurse needed to hear what you said. That is a stupid rule for those with CFIDS/FMS/ME or similar illness! I mean, really! Like we know 24 hours ahead!

  11. the pic above made me lol! too cute! sorry to hear about ur appointment:( hope u feel better soon! thx again for dropping by my blog:)


  12. awwww! Poor thing haha. I hope you feel better soon!!


  13. so cute!!! feel better, of course, xx

  14. Ugh, so sorry, but can I hire you? ALL have doctors have this stupid rule. I want to ask "Shall I get in the car and drive into the side of your building to convince you that I'm not well enough to come to the appointment? No? OK, I'll keep my $50..." bleah! lol

    Also, I had my first drink in ages Tuesday night- it was tasty but completely knocked me out. If it wasn't so bad for me I'd totally do it more often just for the sleep, lol!

  15. Hahaahaaaa! What a funny pic is it. :)

  16. lolz crying will definitely get you anything..



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