Friday, September 19, 2008

Health News--Update

So, what do you do when you have a breast biopsy, and they refuse to give you the results directly, but send them to your primary care provider.

And you know your primary care provider is out on maternity leave?

You wait the 48 hours they say it will take, and you call your doctor's office and say: "Hey! There's a biopsy coming in and how do I find out what it says?" Because I'm sure as heck not waiting until maternity leave is over, am I right?

"Oh, well." Says the receptionist. "If there is something wrong, somebody will call you." Yes, she actually said this. "No news is good news."

No, I don't think so. How long am I supposed to wait to find out that I'm not going to get a call?

Fortunately, a very thoughtful and understanding nurse gave me a call. "I just didn't want you to have to wait all weekend until someone could call you on Monday, just to find out everything is normal."

So--YAY! Nothing to worry about over the weekend! Nothing abnormal, nothing questionable, no further medical intervention necessary. Now I am free to whine about how itchy my bandage is.


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~moe~ said...

I'm so happy it's good news! YAY!

And I'm really happy you got your PIF gift! I have two more to go before November. I wish I had smaller hobbies. :)

And yes, I do wear earrings when I'm not in uniform. Usually hoops. :)

Suefunky said...

So glad it was all ok! (I go Oct 13.)

And, I am quite sure this calls for wine!! :-)