This morning I went to the hospital for the calcium CT scan. It was an easy enough thing -- the technicians attached four leads to my chest, had me lay down on a bed type table, and then the bed was slid in and out of the CAT scanner. The scan portion took maybe three, four minutes. Getting ready for the scan (checking in, finishing paperwork, changing into a hospital gown, etc., added another ten or fifteen minutes. When all was said and done, we arrived at work just about the time we normally do on a Thursday morning.
Yesterday I called the arthritis clinic where I've been a patient. Only to learn that I no longer qualify to see my doctor when I want -- it's been more than three years since I saw her, and after three years I'm considered to be a new patient. And she isn't seeing new patients until December. I decided seeing someone soon was more important than checking in with one of my very favorite doctor-type-people and agreed to see another partner in the practice. Even so, the soonest I can get in is Friday, October 7th. I'm glad I decided to call when I did, and very glad I wasn't making the appointment because I'm in severe pain or some other urgent reason.
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