Doctor Day

March 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )


You may or may not have noticed that I failed to post anything yesterday.  This is because I spent the majority of my day dealing with doctors, intake forms and blood pressure do-dads.  I’m the picture of perfect health, mind you, but I figured it was time to get my act together and find a doctor for myself in the city.

I made an appointment for 2pm at a place downtown.  I arrived early and eventually found the correct suite among the myriad of other offices.  I filled out the obligatory first-time-patient forms and made myself comfortable.  Then I waited.  And yes, waited some more.  Not surprising for a doctor’s office but by the time 3:15 rolled around I was getting antsy.  I had scheduled my first-ever chiropractor appointment for 5pm and began to get slightly worried I would miss it.  When the nurse finally escorted me back to check my height and weight (my favorite part of the visit, let me tell you) I figured I was at least getting close to seeing the doctor.  However, before the nurse could even ask me to take off my shoes, she was whisked away to do an EKG.  When she finally came back she had a mouth full of food and made some crappy excuse about it being her afternoon snack time.  Nice.  I suppose my anxiety and frustration with being made to wait was enough to affect my blood pressure, as she commented that it was slightly elevated.  Funny, it wasn’t before I went into the office.  I told her that I was a little worried about making my other appointment and that was probably why.  She laughed, and said that the doctors there always ran late and I shouldn’t have scheduled anything to follow my appointment.  Silly me, trying to make the most of my day off.

The actual doctor met with me at 4pm.  We spoke for a while, she asked all sorts of questions regarding my sexual and medical history (fun) and then she sent me on my merry way.  This was after she complimented my nice rack, because no initial doctor visit is complete without a full breast exam and an awkward appraisal of said breasts.  I’m sure she sees a lot of them so I’ll accept the kind words.

I left the doctor around 4:30 and had to be at my chiropractic appointment at 5pm.  I made it with a few minutes to spare but I will admit to being disgruntled at how long the first appointment took.  I had brought my laptop with me, thinking I would have ample time to sit in a coffeehouse and play on the internet while killing time between doctors.  That was not to be.

I had never been to the chiropractor before and wasn’t too sure what to expect.  However, after the debacle with my non-moving neck a few weeks back I figured it absolutely couldn’t hurt.

So, the chiropractor had me sit down and she put her hands on my shoulders.  Then she said “Wow”.  This was not a good, happy wow.  Instead, it sounded sadly surprised.  She told me I need a vacation and she doesn’t know if she’s ever felt that much tension being carried in the neck and shoulder of someone so young.  Oh, what a great thing that was to hear.  She then decided x-rays were in order and so I spent a bit of time doing that.  She did some very mild adjusting and said she wasn’t comfortable doing anything else until she reviewed the x-rays.  Apparently she thinks my neck lacks the proper curvature to help take strain off my right side.  Awesome.

The adjustments weren’t nearly as painful as I feared.  In fact, they weren’t painful at all.  It was a tad disconcerting to hear and feel the pops along my spine but if it eventually helps, I’m all for it.  I’m going back next week and you can rest assured I’ll keep the blogosphere up to date with my chiropractic happenings.

I ended my day ‘o doctors with a lovely dinner at an interesting place with an old friend.  My review and pics won’t make it into this post though, so it’ll be something to look forward to next time.  Two words to tantalize you: Pez bathroom.

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2 Comments

  1. amberwrites said,

    Pez bathroom can only mean one thing…Cozy Rice and Noodles?

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