As people were once again groaning at their alarm clock, buttoning up their blouses, yawning their way through the morning traffic and downing numerous cups of coffee to get through the day, I anxiously anticipated contact from R or Dr T/her secretary. I was still awaiting news of whether I’d be going into hospital, seeing Dr T for an appointment or what, if anything, was happening. In doing so I forgot to take a number of things into consideration, namely;
- ASAP in their language translates to ‘Sometime in the next few months would be great.’
- Doctors are always on holiday, especially when you need them not to be. They can afford to, with the $300 per hour fee that they charge.
- When they’re not on holiday, they’re either too busy to return your call or “too busy” to return your call.
- When professionals communicate, it’s not important to keep the patient in the loop.