Thursday, October 16, 2008


Today, I woke up at 4:30 in the morning (and had fasted since Midnight last night) to go and get my tilt table test. This was THE test to tell me why my BP is so low and why the fainting spells are occuring. I head out the door and I was ready for whatever they were going to throw at me.

First, (I need a Garmin) but I turned on the wrong highway - thank you Texas for naming highways a name and also a number. See, before I left hubs tells me to turn onto highway 12, so I am driving and looking and no highway 12. Then, all of sudden I see downtown right in front of me? Um... ok, I am not stupid and I realize I have gone too far. Call hubs. Hubs - pissed off that I can't find my way - yells to turn onto this highway. I, in turn, yell at him, telling him there is no highway called that, only some guys name. Oh guess what?? That's right, there are 2 names and apparently you are supposed to know all names to the highway.

Finally, I arrive at the hospital. I am escorted to day surgery, where they proceed to tell me to take off my clothes, put this awesome gown on (NOT!) and wait for the cardiologist. About 10 minutes later, the phone in my room rings. I thought they had the wrong number, so I let it ring, but it doesn't stop ringing. Hmm? So I pick it up.


"Hi - Mrs (my name), this is the cardiologist and I am not sure why no one called you, but this test was cancelled. I don't know who dropped the ball, but we are not going to be able to do your test today."

"I'm sorry... WHAT? I just woke up at 4:30 in the morning, left my baby with my husband, drove all the way down here and now you can't do the test? Why?"

"I think it was an oversight with my office. We were supposed to have called and told you the test was cancelled."

At this point I think steam was actually coming OUT of my ears, when the cath lab manager came in to tell me how sorry he was. I accepted his apology, got dressed, headed home and here I am.

No freaking test. No freaking answers. Wide awake and starving. And no one to blame.

I am so pissed off I don't even know what to do. This was the last damn test. The final test to tell me what was wrong. OMG!


Sweetassbabs said...

Oh sweetie I feel so bad for you...What a**holes!!!

HM said...

Oh man, first traffic and getting lost is a pissed offness all in itself. 2nd, I would be furious too! Like totally furious! Oh man, they better treat you like a queen when you go back! I'm talking pampering!

d.a.r. said...

What jerks!!! I would be so furious, espesh at 4:30 in the morning! Next time you go in, they better have a delicious breakfast spread for you and a massage therapist. Jerks.

Katelin said...

oh man i would be pissed off too. hopefully they can reschedule soon.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, how annoying!! Sorry you didn't get to find out today, but I hope it happens soon!! :)

Alexa said...

So sorry about the office staff screwing up. My dad is a Doc. (this stuff happens to him with his staff also). You should mention this when you see your doc, he/she probably has no idea his staff did that. He/She may have had a terrible emergency and the office staff screwed up the notification for everyone else.

Andréa said...

Wait how long have you lived in (My City). All highways have a name and a number maybe 2 or three, you just have to know.

And what flaming arseholes they are for canceling your test without telling you. I hope that Hubs of yours took you out to a big giant breakfast somewhere!