Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Breathe In, Hold It, Breathe Out

Well, after spending one hour in the waiting room at the doctor's office, I finally got to visit with my doc about my lungs (and how they aren't functioning up to par). Oh yes you read that right, ONE HOUR. Here's a timeline recap:

3:45- Leave work for my appointment
4:00- Check in for appointment
4:15- Scheduled appointment time which comes and then goes... me still waiting in the waiting room.
4:30- Still waiting, and getting very annoyed with the children screaming, crying, coughing and sneezing all over the place.
5:00- Go back to the front desk and remind the receptionist that I checked in an hour ago for a 4:15 appointment and am wondering if there is a problem.
5:15- Finally get to see the doctor.

The next 45 minutes is a blur as I tie on a cloth gown and have two oxygen tests run (blow into a tube, let me put this on your finger, blah blah) and then chest xrays.

The doctor comes back in and gives me an inhaler with instructions, tells me to keep a close eye on myself and symptoms over the next week (considering I have had pneumonia) and tells me that something is certainly going on with my lungs but it may just be a virus (or the shitty Utah air). I'm supposed to call her in a week to let her know if I need another inhaler.

6:00- I finally get to leave to go home.

What's insane is that it took me (from start to finish) 2 hours and 15 minutes to get an inhaler.



  1. I'm sorry you're sick:( And you probably all ready got through "Glee" the way, are you staying home? You can borrow "Will & Grace" if you want to pass the time:)

  2. Thanks Dave, I do need me some Will and Grace. But I focused on my field project today so I can get this burden off my back. But we need to have a W&G marathon while I'm waiting on season 2 of Glee!