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Probably Not Good

Message on the answering machine from the doctor's office asking me to call them back.  No lab results on the web site yet.  Why do I have the feeling that I flunked the glucose screening test?

Great.  All night to chew my nails... 

EDIT:  So I called at 8:00.  Their phones weren't on yet.  Called back at 8:10.  "Shirley isn't in until 8:30."  Called back at 8:36.  "Shirley isn't in today."  Supposedly Wendy (the other nurse) is going to call me back.  Sometime.  So here I sit, tied to my phone.  Can't go to the file room, or the copier, or the ladies room, or the kitchen.  Haven't even had my cup of tea, and I'm becoming more unpleasant, thirsty, hungry and stressed by the moment.

Someone should tell these people that leaving that kind of message is kind of cruel.  It's a guaranteed cure for low blood pressure.  I can actually *feel* my blood pressure right now.



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Jul. 1st, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
If I remember correctly, even if you "failed" the test, the next step is to do a longer test. Relax and breathe. It's going to be fine.
Jul. 1st, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
Uh oh. But then, they never leave any results no matter what they are (good or bad) on an answering machine. So y'know...it's probably nothing.
Jul. 1st, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
Actually, they never call at ALL. They're a "no news is good news" kind of a place.
Jul. 1st, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed with you! I know you're not looking forward to the possibility of having to hang around the lab lobby for a morning.
For me it was boringboringboring and I was too distracted to get engrossed in the book I'd brought.
Pollyanna says... I guess if you do have to go, you could think of it as a concentrated block of time for backlogged handsewing. (Hmmm...Has anyone else in my generation even heard of 'Pollyanna'? Or is it another thing that's weird about me being the surprise late daughter of a surprise late daughter?)
Jul. 1st, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
Actually, if I have to go I think of it as losing 10% of my week's pay...

The handsewing isn't a bad idea, but there isn't room in that lobby and it's WAY too hot in there to have anything on my lap. There wasn't really room for me and my newspaper last time.
Jul. 1st, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've heard of Pollyanna. :^) I think I saw the movie, or something...

The phone call might be about something completely different, like, "You need to schedule your next ultrasound, and we forgot to tell you." (I've gotten that...)

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Jul. 1st, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
They don't do that unfortunately. They don't call at all. About anything. They were supposed to call with the early ultrasound dates and didn't - I had to follow up with them.
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