Ever wanna whip someone's ass??  

berrigal2 61F
283 posts
10/21/2005 8:51 pm

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Ever wanna whip someone's ass??

I did...today. It was hard to keep control. I hadn't wanted to hurt anyone that bad in a very long time. Maybe I should start at the beginning.

Last week as you remember (if you been reading my blog that is), I went for a glucose tolerance test. Today was the day to find out if the test showed I had diabetes.

I arrived at the doctor's office on time for my appt. After the 5th magazine and a couple conversations with other people waiting to see him too, I was finally called in. (2 hours after my appt. time by the way).

I had overheard the receptionist comment that the doctor was leaving early this afternoon. He was taking next week off to travel to Florida for a seminar. I thought "wow, what a bad time to be traveling to Florida". But I didn't comment further..lol...She said he was in a hurry to wrap up the patient load.

The nurse took me into the room to take my blood pressure, temperature, etc. She asked me to step on the scales, and while I was doing so, she said..."well, looks like you failed your test". I turned to her and asked what she meant while cold chills went down my spine. I thought..."please God...don't let her say it". She said...the test results show you are definitely diabetic, your blood sugars went to over 300 during the test".

She must have seen the color drain from my face rather quickly and told me to sit back down. I thought I had prepared myself to hear either good or bad news, but now that it was the bad, I wasn't so sure I was prepared.

I felt myself tear up a bit...she patted me on the shoulder and said.." Oh, don't worry honey, diabetes is not like it used to be, we will send you to a nutritionist, give you some oral meds to make you feel better and you will be good as new".

I just looked at her in shock. I am a nurse, I know what having diabetes means to a person. It's not anything to be taken lightly. And she sure was doing a piss poor job of "cheering" me up.

She told me to follow her to exam room number one. While going down the hallway, I felt the tears start to flow. I had waited too late to begin to get healthy I thought. I should have kept the weight I lost 10 years ago OFF. I started to blame myself in my mind and the tears would not stop.

She handed me a tissue and patted me on the shoulder once more...."the doctor will be come in and talk to you, don't worry honey, it will be okay".

Be OKAY??? I was a basket case. I wanted to run out of the office. I didn't know if I could even hold a conversation with the dr. or not. I was so scared of the future.

The door opened and it was the nurse. "Honey, IM SO SORRY, I had two glucose test results on my desk and I mixed yours up with the lady coming later this afternoon. I'm so sorry, but HEY this is good news!!! You aren't a diabetic after all!"

I have never wanted to beat someone to a bloody pulp any more than at that moment. My mind could not comprehend what she said at first, then I got MAD!

I said WHAT DO YOU MEAN??? The doctor came into the room, saw I had been crying and said...I'm SO SORRY, are you okay???

OKAY??? MY GAWD, one part of my brain was rejoicing, the other part was trying to figure out WHY this ninny of a nurse had taken it upon herself in the first place to tell me something that the DOCTOR should have been telling me, and then she had mixed up my results!!!!

I had never had anything like this happen to me before. I didn't know what to say. I dried my eyes, asked that she leave the room....and told the doctor to let me see the results with my OWN EYES. Sure enough, I passed the test with flying colors. I am NOT diabetic. THANK YOU GOD!!

I am still mad and pissed however. How dare someone tell such devastating news to a patient without making SURE of the facts. I really am considering changing doctors. I think it was very irresponsible of the doctor and the nurse both.

I am truly thankful that I'm not diabetic. But for about 10 minutes today, I was. I made a promise to myself during those 10 minutes that I would be even more dedicated to my Health Journey. I intend to keep that promise even though the news turned out to be good.

I still want to whip that nurse's ass however...lol

PillsburyCodeBoy 60M

10/22/2005 7:18 am

*rolling eyes*

If you had killed that nurse, or even just bopped her one good, no jury in the country would convict you.

I'm so glad you turned out not to be diabetic. "Thank you, God!" indeed.

RailBaron2 54M

10/22/2005 8:02 am

Hi berrigal,I know exactly how you feel,about 8 years ago i pinched a nerve in my neck- The insurance Co. had to send me 150 miles away for a M.R.I. The doctors office called me 3 times asking if I was claustrophobic- I said NO, I told them I could NOT lie flat because of the pain going down from my neck, down my left side to the elbow & numbness from the elbow to he fingertips, I needed something for the PAIN if I was to lie Flat & Still for 40 minuets. I get down there & meet the Doctor- First words out of his mouth- " I understand your claustrophobic, again explained it to him, He gave me 2 pills
& said take these- you'll be fine while we do the M.R.I. what did he give me? 2 valium- put me in the M.R.I. within 5 minuets I was in extreem pain- They asked me to try & hold still instead of stopping
giving me something for the Pain like I asked in the FIRST place.
so guess what I moved & they wanted me to come back & do it again the following week .I called the insurace man handleing my case- Next time I was sent 300 miles away to a decent Doctor.

avlicker2 54M

10/22/2005 8:08 am

It's life fun, with such surprises and unexpected turns? Maybe the nurse was going with the doctor to Florida and she had to hurry up too? lol

I understand your frustration and anger, but at least on the good side, you're still okay, and just getting better. You're doing great!!!! Keep it up!!!!


10/22/2005 10:11 am

ive never had doctor who's nurse was allowed to give results.she should have had her ass chewed out for it.im glad hear your fine and doing well.my doctor office use have sign that read if your late by 15 minutes you have come back another day.they sure in the hell dont give you a prize if there ass is late seeing you.last time or too ive not saw the sign.if you call have your meds refilled through them they charge you $5.00 for each one they call in.i was even told if the drug store call them they still charge that.im type of person who mkaes sure i get all my refills when go.my theroy is just another doctor gettting richer on us poor people.

rm_bigguy5910 58M
38 posts
10/22/2005 7:36 pm

Think god you pasted the test.........I dont blame you i would want to kick the nurse`s ass to.......smile

rm_MustangD6644 52M
1031 posts
10/22/2005 11:33 pm

Some very unprofessional professionals out there in every job classification unfortunately. I recommend foring a shot across the doctor and the nurse's bow and then changing the practice you attend.

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