I don’t have an answer yet for the doctor situation, but patient relations from Vanderbilt is now involved, and we’re dealing with getting me an appointment AND addressing how I was treated (including having my appointment canceled 75 minutes beforehand).
Before they got involved, a lot of people from the 2 different practices explained to me that this happened because they’re understaffed and things slip through the cracks.
I’ve decided to make this my new life motto. When things get rough, I understand things slipping through the cracks, like my room getting a little messier or my laundry not getting done as often. But I owe it to the people in my life as well as to myself to avoid letting people slip through. I have always wanted to make a difference in the world, and I can’t waste the opportunity. To someone else, what I do and how I act towards them is just as important as my doctor’s appointment is to me. I don’t mean that I am an extremely important person – I’m really not – but everything I choose to do or avoid can affect someone else. Most times it might not make a huge difference in someone else’s life. But you never know when that one thing you avoided doing might dramatically effect someone else, and in a negative way.
In other unrelated news, I’m looking for guest posters for 12/23 and 12/27-29! If you’re interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment.