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i can't believe i did this!!!

tammycttammyc Posts: 894
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Ok!! So four weeks ago i made a doctors apt. to have my lower back looked at because i hurt it trying to lift a box.I'm sure some of you's no my story,i called my doctors and yes i had a four week wait to see her,was put on a cancellation list so they say but never heard from them in that time.Last week i went to have my last apt. with my neurosurgeon and as we were going over some of my problems that i still have since the surgery i told him about my balance troubles and how they've gotten worse since my car accident.They tested my balance while i was there and told me to go back to my doctor and let her check out my ears because they think that something happened to them during the accident.Also my therapist told me last week that my therapy was running out and i need go back to my doc. and have her check me over again and see if she wants me to continue therapy for my whiplash,because the insurance co. is paying for it and they'll be contacting her for info.So of course my apt. was friday morning and i'm thinking all weekend that its next tuesday!!! Yup i missed the friggin appointment. ~X( :jawdrop: Yes if i weren't so mad i'd cry.
A four week wait and i screwed up and missed it.I can't believe it now i have a deadline for another referral for next wednesday and there's no way i'm going to be able to get it by then.My doctors receptionist isn't a very nice person and i know if i explain it to her its not going to matter that i made a mistake and need to get right in she's going to make me wait weeks again.Now i have no idea what i'm going to do.Just fantastic.Sorry but i really needed to vvent.


  • Oh man that sucks! I hope that by some miracle they are able to help you out sooner than later. Well I'm at a lack of words for the moment but wanted to post and let you know your vent is being heard and hope it helps.

  • I missed my first Dr appt that I waited months for as I slept in. They booked me for the next week and I had to have my husband drive home for the disc of my MRi as I changed purses. Call them and say with the meds and memory loss and tears may help. I hope you can get in. I know you're not the first to miss an appointment. I never thought that could happen to me either and I also missed my leg ultrasound appt and showed up a week late but they took me in maybe because I worked there. Twice I missed appts. Good luck. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • reminder calls for appointments?

    is it just me, or are a lot more places just not doing these anymore?--especially the ones that put us on all the meds to make us forget the appointments in the first place!

    ...i'm so confused...but yes, have forgotten appointments that i have waited a month for...crying helps when rescheduling!

    you are not alone...now, what was i doing?
  • I missed a Selective Nerve Root Block appointment. They said 10:00 and I heard 2:00 so I showed up late and they couldn't work me in so I wait yet another month. Sucks the life out of you I know first hand.
  • Sorry to hear that Tammy! I deal with the mean receptionist at my neurologist all the time, it isn't fun.
  • I'm going to call first thing monday morning,hopefully the receptionist is in a good mood and can squeeze me in somewhere. I'd like to know why a lot of doctors don't have reminder calls when you have to wait so long for apt. I know that any specialist i've gone to has always called either a week before or a few days before to remind me of the apt. My family doc. is new to me just started with her before my surgery and i wait as long to get into see her as i do a specialist.Maybe she should be calling people to remind them of the apt. I don't think i've had an apt. with her that i haven't had to wait at least four weeks four.
  • Maybe go on Tues, saying you're here for your appt! Tell receptionist she must have told you wrong! Probably wouldn't work. I've totally missed appts too, same thing as you. Sounds like a lot of us have. Hang in there kiddo When life hands you lemons, put them in Tequila :D
  • That sounds like an excellent idea i really need a drink right about now :))( I guess alot of people do miss there apt. i just can't believe after the long wait and the fact that i knew it was coming up that i forgot what day it was on.I had just talked to my therapist about it last week,unfortunately i turned my calander to the new month a day late and thats when i realized i missed it.Oh well not much i can do now except call and see how soon they can get me in ,but i will have that drink too LOL> =))
  • Tammy,

    Don't beat yourself up to much. Mistakes happen and we just have to mover forward. I missed a appointment as well. I heard the wrong time when it was said to me. Actually I missed the first post op appointment had it written on the new day timer i purchased that the weeks started with Sunday in place of Monday. Long story short had to reschedule it. The receptionist called and her and I were joking on phone about your calling to reming me of appointment on Monday at 11:00 and she made some joke. Well I was early and sitting in the parking lot reading a book and about 10:45 decided to walk in the office. Well the appointment was really 10:00 am. So not only did I miss the one I missed the reschedule as well. He decided to changed my meds up then said I was to flighty and new that was not normal behavior. So just don't pull this Tami's move and you will be ok. Humble pie goes along way when you are begging. Good luck hope it all works out well today.
  • Well i called my doc. office first thing this morning and told the secretary that i had missed my apt. on friday and i needed to see her soon because my therapy was done on friday and the insurance co. wanted me to get checked again and have her decide if i need to continue with the therapy or not.She told me that they were booking for five weeks from now that i shouldn't came on friday.I thought to myself what a bitch!!! but i didn't say it LOL.All i said was isn't there anywhere that you can squeeze me in i really need this apt. She was really quiet for a min. and then she told me to come in for 10am tomorrow morning.I thanked her so much and hung up.Good thing i didn't say what i was actually thinking =)) .Oh she also told me before she hung up that i need to pay for the missed apt. BIG Surprise.
  • Saw my doctor this morning,she examined my range of motion in my neck and my muscles up and down my back and hips.Said that i should continue with the therapy for my whiplash.I told her that my therapist thinks that i'm good enough at my exercises to go into a gym setting to try and progress.She wasn't too thrilled with that idea at first.I finally convinced her to let me do it,but she only wants me doing the stair machine and tredmill and free weights.She's affraid that i'm going to use some machine thats going to screw up my neck.Boy oh boy.
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