I was napping yesterday when at about 5:30 the telephone woke me and rang and rang as I slowly inched towards it. It was the doctor, who said the lab had told him that I 'hadn't been able to open the specimen jar lid so it arrived in the incorrect container' and they couldn't do the tests. I was like, 'Huh? Dude! It was a plain plastic container that in no way did I have trouble with. It took a minute, actually before I understood what he was talking about and he understood what I was talking about, then he said, 'Hmmm, that wasn't the right container, then.' Doctor: Well, if it's getting better... Me: It isn't, it is zigzagging. Upshot, no test, I'm meant to call on Friday to relate how I am (what is going to be so enlightening about waiting a couple of days?), and I can't help but conclude the last visiting nurse, who gave me the container and subsequently took the sample to the lab, lied about it* to the lab not realising the lab would tell the doctor and the doctor would tell me.
I guess I'll just 'see what happens' and maybe it will 'go away by itself.' *Frowns* That's my default procedure, and it was hard for me to keep after the medical solution, so I'm annoyed that it seems to require some type of supernatural whininess that I don't possess to make this happen.
* Something like:
Lab: Oh, hey, this is the wrong container.
Nurse: Oh, um, she couldn't open the other kind so we gave her that type.
Lab: We can't do the tests...
(I was wrong, of course.)
So the nurse just rang and I said what I'd been told. She said, 'Noooooooooo, that's not what I told them.' What she did say is that with my 'dexterity' I'd be unable to manage the other type so gave me the plain one with the knowledge of the lab. They couldn't do certain tests so she is wanting to bring me a third type of container. I made her describe the proper type then told her to bring both. She's coming tomorrow, then picking up on Tuesday (or someone will, anyway). Why is nothing straightforward? I am annoyed I wasn't given the opportunity originally, but was shunted to some protected area of non-usefulness. Not that it's assumed I can do whatever it is, but at least I could fail before being given something that wasn't useful.
posted by - 10:17 AM