Thursday, March 5, 2009

Slower than a Mule Train

Just another day here in the Northwest. We had some mild hail or slushy snow, but it only lasted a short time. I called my doctor’s office to see if they had my appointment with the orthopedic doctor confirmed yet. It has been a week today since they started working on it. It seems that they send a fax with my information and then that office will call me to set up an appointment. Last week I was told it could take up to 5 days. Today when I called she said it could take up to two weeks. So I took the bull by the horns. That is, I called the orthopedic office myself and asked if they had received a fax from my doctor. She said they did not receive anything yet. I decided to give them one more day. Tomorrow I will call the orthopedic doctor again and if they didn’t receive it, I will call my doctor’s office again. How long is this going to go on? It must be a slow moving Fax. Maybe they should hire a mule train to deliver it. I believe it would be faster. I would take it over there myself if they would let me.

Now while I’m on the subject of mistakes, I will tell you about this. I recently changed medical insurance companies. Since it is new I called today to make sure I am paid up and fully covered. The first thing he wanted to know was my birthday. I gave him 8/24/28. He said their record showed 8/24/08 and he said he didn’t think they had any client’s 100 years old. I told him that 80 is enough, don’t make me any older. Anyway everything is okay on that front. He promised he would correct the birth date.
I know this is boring stuff, but I am using you for a shoulder to cry on.