Several weeks ago, I received a card in the mail telling me that my Primary Care Physician had changed. No explanation why. I called the new one to make an appointment, and they only make post-3pm allow appointments on one Tuesday a month. "Call in the morning," she says. So I call at my first break in the morning on that day, and am told that my new doctor is already filled up for the afternoon appointments. "But," I said. "I couldn't call any earlier. I had to teach."
"I'm sorry, sir. We're filled up."
"But this is the only day you offer evening appointments."
"I'm aware of this sir, but you had to call at 8am."
"At 8am, I have students. I don't have planning period until 9am."
"Sorry, sir, there's nothing we can do."
"So, you're basically saying that working people cannot use your facility, right? I mean, someone who works a standard daytime job cannot get a doctor's appointment, right?"
"I'm not saying that at all, sir."
"But your policy seems to enforce that."
Anyhow, I pretty much hung up after that, dejected and frustrated because I had waited for this mythical Tuesday for two weeks and remembered to call in the morning, just as instructed. My shoulder has been hurting me for several months now, and I need to get it checked out. Also, my eyes have been sore and I cannot wear my contacts, so I need to get back to the eye specialist. I can't get any referrals, though. I've now got to change my Primary Care Physician - based on what information, I do not know - and figure out how to get to a doctor.
And since I'm whining, here is some more on this abnormally tough Monday:
1. The school system owes me $1500 for my summer classes I took and $770 for my training trip to Philadelphia at the beginning of this month. I'm peeved that I haven't received either. It's maker me far broker than I need to be.
2. I am completely frustrated by my living situation right now. I live in a shitty house that I want to move from, but cannot afford to buy unless I start getting some of the reimbursement money and can start paying off my credit cards. I live alone and the house is a complete wreck, both for construction reasons and for my own slobbiness reasons. My rent raises in January and I need to really figure out what to do then. I don't think I'll be able to buy a house then. I think I might need to find a cheap apartment somewhere, but one that takes dogs.
3. I am feeling rundown and ill. I might need to take a day off sometime this week. Or get my butt to the gym to figure out if I'm really sick and achy or just sick and achy because I'm inactive.
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