(16-05-10) FFD Exam Rescheduled

4:30 – roommate waking me up to go to the gym

5:35 – already ready to trip myself on purpose on the stair climber just so i can get off




6:20 – soaking in a bubble bath laden with essential oils, purposely refusing to let myself stress out







6:55 – stressing out anyway because i can’t figure out how to put on this damned shirt


7:05 – asking my roommate to help me figure out how to put on this damned shirt


7:20 – heading to my appointment

7:50 – pulling up and surreptitiously turning on my phone’s Hi-Q MP3 recorder

7:55 – filling out new patient paperwork

7:59 – getting summoned back to the front desk

“We’re going to have to reschedule your exam.  The doctor hasn’t had enough time to review your medical records.  Would Thursday at 10:00am work?”

Desiree and i discuss this new appointment day/time, and I promise to call her if i am unsuccessful in moving one or both of my other two appointments on that day.  I make a concerted effort to display a cheerful, flexible demeanor, but i have to ask.

“Do you know when the doctor received my medical records?”

Friday.  Apparently, they were hand-delivered Friday afternoon, and someone just put them on the doctor’s desk. The doctor, who wasn’t in the office that day, did not see them in time.  (I’m reading between the lines, but i am guessing that he just saw those records right around the time i checked in for my appointment.)  (I’m also reminding myself that this place is another state government agency, so i shouldn’t be the least bit surprised that this is happening.)

“Could you please let my employer’s HR department know what happened today?  I don’t want them to think this has anything to do with me.”

Desiree smiles sympathetically.  “Sure, i can do that.  Do you want to give me a good number i can call?”

“Actually, will you send an email instead?”

“No problem.  I have an email address on file; someone from there emailed me yesterday.”

“Could you please CC me?”

I am not taking any chances.


Author: breastcancerat35

I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Invasive Breast Cancer in October/November, 2015. This blog is my way to process my experience and allow my loved ones to have ongoing updates about my journey.

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