Thursday, November 6, 2008

It's a wonder Grandy's head hasn't EXPLODED!!

Since the surgery, Grandy has felt bitchy...well...hormonal easily frustrated. Little things seem to irritate her more than usual.

Waiting in line at Costco behind a nicely dressed older woman who is clearly spending $300 on merchandise, while she bitches about the validity of a $2.00 coupon, normally would amuse me.

Standing in line at Starbucks at 5:45 AM, while a woman holds up the line while two of the employees are helping her with the super-deluxe-cuisinart-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-coffee-maker would also not cause Grandy any pause...normally. I mean really, why would it? Maybe she was on her way to a 6:00 am office suck-up party and wanted to beat the crowd.

But even the mild mannered (ever sarcastic) Grandy can only take so much.
The final straw occured over the last week, for a week. Yes, A WEEK PEOPLE.

Some of you might remember Belly Watch 2008 Continues, where I explained my son was having unexplained stomach pains. Well that post was back in July, and here we are in November. Yep, he is STILL having these pains.

A couple weeks back my sweet 12 year-old had to have an endoscopy (scope down the throat) and colonoscopy (self-explanatory). It's a horrible procedure for any grown-up, but it was especially taxing for a 12 year-old. Poor guy.

Well the beautiful doctor specialist did a biopsy and said she would have the results the following week. She said she would call and we would discuss. She is pretty confident he has chronic appendicitis, which means they may take the appendix out.

Here is the trail of what has transpired with this beautiful doctor lady (BDL for short).

Tuesday (last week) - BDL leaves a voicemail on my cell phone at 2:30 saying she has the biopsy results and needs to discuss.
Grandy returns the call at 3pm and leaves a message.

Thursday (still last week) - BDL calls and leaves a voicemail on my cell phone at 8:30am again. Grandy's cell phone doesn't get a great reception at her house but I saw the number and knew it was her. I immediately called the office and...held for 10 minutes...left another message. I asked the lady...could you have her call me at home too? If I'm not at home I'm on the cell but never at the same time.

Friday - Called BDL to discuss the results again...left another message. Please call cell OR home. Please? Carried cell with me everywhere when not at home.

Monday - Yet another effing call to BDL (Grandy's mood is starting to swing downward...quickly). Still clutching the cell phone.

Tuesday - 7:03am...after being up until 5am that morning (different blog post for tomorrow) and we had the following chat:

BDL - Hi! This is Dr. "Beautiful" (ok...not real name...but she truly
IS beautiful)

Grandy - HI!!

BDL - I got a message you called. What's up?

Grandy - Huh? We played phone tag trying to connect and go over his
biopsy results.

BDL - OH! Well it came back clean, but I still think it's that chronic
problem we discussed.

Grandy - Oh, I see.

BDL - I'm going to have a surgeon review and order another CT scan, since he
hasn't had one since July. Then we will have a comparison.

Grandy - ::pausing because I know how he hated the first CT scan::

BDL - I'll have the girls in the office coordinate it and get with you to
schedule it.

Grandy - Alright.

BDL - And I know how hard you are to get a hold of, so I'll make sure they
keep trying.

Grandy - Huh?!?!

BDL - Alright, BYE!!

I couldn't post about this because it's taken 2 days for Grandy to find the humor in the conversation. I mean...WTF? She says I'm hard to get a hold of? By the way...still no call from the girls in the office.


Well...there's always tomorrow. At least tomorrow's Friday.

Who's up for some happy hour? Screw the time's 5:00 NOW.

See you tomorrow!!


Mariuca said...

Hiya Grandy!!!

Mariuca said...

I see my new EC is occupying ur widget today yay! :):):)

Mariuca said...

I hope ur recovery is still going smoothly and you are having the best time there with ur son and family. :)

LadyJava said...

HI Grandy.. Wah BDL sure don't sound B on the inside.. or caring for that matter..

I hope all goes well for you and your son ya..

Take care and have a great weekend :)

Theresa said...

Is there such a thing as chronic appendicitis? If everything else was ruled out, maybe. But, I recall having a lot of aches and pains when I was 12 - growing pains. I saw firsthand the BIG difference in 4th and 6th graders the other day, and I no longer wonder that rapid growth could be painful!

That doctor... Hm, I think I would find another.

Suzanne said...

Um, I don't think I'd be calling her BDL if it takes a week to connect. I don't have a land line anymore, but when I did, it was understood call the cell first. It sounds like you should have the opposite noted.

To make Ty wait a week, then do another CT. Ugh, poor kid.

Tricia said...

I think you said it perfectly with the WTF!

I'm sorry your son is having to deal with this and I wish you both the best.

PS: I lose my patience at Starbucks and I've not had surgery recently!

Mrs. F said...

Getting a hold of doctors is the biggest pain in the ass.

I hope they find out what is wrong with little man soon...

Christina said...

OH lord. I'm going to send you a link to a blog post I did in 2007 which is oddly similar to this.

Doctors (and their support staff) can be truly clue less. You need to call them daily. Never wait for THEM to call YOU.

Vixen said...

I think that in the 'sarcasm' realm, we may be twins separated at birth.

It is a wonder your head has not exploded. I know mine would have!

This reminds me of a few phone conversations with our ex-landlady. Now I have something to post about on Monday! Thanks.

I hope everything works out with your poor son though.

Joyce-Anne said...

Poor little guy. I hope the CT goes as smoothly as possible.

After dealing with 3 kids all day, I'm ready for Happy Hour!

songbird's crazy world said...

you sound remarkably patient and calm under the circumstances.

poor kid...

~Karley~ said...

Don't you love doctors.... Do they even get the messages left for them???

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Very frustrating. Have they considered stomach migraines?

My youngest son had to have a colonscopy when he was 6--getting him to drink the solution was one of the worst nights of my life.

Travis said...

So you get a message from the doc saying she needs to discuss your son's results, and then leaves you hanging with just that message???

Good grief! Does this doc have any kids of her own? Couldn't she have some compassion for a mom who is waiting to hear what is wrong with her son??


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Grandy said...

Mariuca~ Hiya girlie!! Thanks so much for stopping by.

LJ~ I know she doesn't sound like it...but I'm hopeful she is. Thanks!!

Theresa~ I hadn't considered that. Hmmmm...Thanks for the idea.

Suzanne~ I know...that's why I think she called the cell phone. Only rednecks in the woods don't get signals at home.

Tricia~ Whew! Good to know I'm not the only one.

Grandy said...

Mrs. F~ Thanks! When's lunch??

Christina~ I'm on my way to check our your post. :)

Vixen~ So glad I could tickle your muse for you. :)

Joyce-Anne~ I bet you ARE ready for happy hour. Bring it!!

Songbird~ Remember I had a couple days between the irritation and the post.

Karley~ I'm not sure she looks at them long enough to register.

Jenn~ Stomach migraines? I'm off to research that now.

Travis~ Sheesh is RIGHT! ;)

Lisa - Life is Like a Box of Legos said...

Definitely Happy Hour worthy - so sorry you had to endure that, especially over the health of your son! Hope things get settled quickly ... but as for "Beautiful", she must be destroyed.