Posted 11-28-2003 at 17:36:15
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Man oh man, I have never felt anything like that before. Felt like somebody beat the tar out of my back! Came on Wednesday about 2 o'clock. Shelby spent the night with my parents, so that was lucky. I called Mama about 3 and told her what was up, she said go right now, call the doctor, and get in to see him. As it turns out, it wasnt a moment too soon.
My regular doctor is a wonderful man. I trust him implicitely. Unfortunately for me, he was at the other of two offices this day, so I called there, and this snotty little girl named Jennifer said there was no way that he could see me today, that he was booked solid. So, I asked her if he could please call me in a prescription for doxycycline, the only antibiotic I can take. I am severely allergic to cillin, mycin, and sulfa drugs. She tells me she will have my records sent from the other office, blah blah blah, call back in an hour. WELL... they closed an hour early!!!!!!!!!! Boy, I was in a lot of pain, and I was mad to boot.
So I called my regular office, and told them the situation. I believe Jennifer never gave my doctor the message, because from what I read on kidney infections, they can really mess you up. Blood poisoning, losing a kidney, even death. Well, the other doctor that is in with mine, he is very strict, but the nurses must have convinced him I needed this medication, or I was going to have to make a trip to the hospital, which would be totally unnecessary. He called in the prescription. I am going to personally go and thank that man Monday morning. I wouldn't have had Thanksgiving had it not been for him. We all know doctors want to SEE you first, they won't usually call in anything for you until then, but thank goodness he did.
I can tell you who else I will be visiting Monday morning. A little girl named Jennifer. I am going to calmly give her a piece of my mind about what she did to me, and what could have happened to me had the other doctor not came through for me. People like her do not need to be in a profession where people are in need of care, sometimes right that moment.
Anyway, my medicine is doing its job. I am better, and am very grateful for modern medicine I must say. :)