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Now I'm puking (indrectly caused by my current problems -- Himself says I was crying in my sleep last night; I rarely cry because it causes my sinuses to flare up, which often leads to puking as ingesting post-nasal drip turns my stomach), hotflashing and a call to the clinic resulted in no chance of moving up my appointment for the 4th, aside from going to sick call.

I would actually consider going to sick call, except that if you get there after noon (sick call is 1400-1500) the wait is at least 2.5 hours and the rest of the clinic closes between 1600 and 1700 so same-day prescriptions are out of the question. What I need to do is go to the clinic every day at 0730 and sit there all day in hopes of being seen, since that is apparently what others in need of acute care do.

I am wondering if I can get care if I go to sick call at another MTF (Pope/Bragg, Cherry Point, or Lejeune; I've never been to any of them but they can't be worse than here) although I'm sure it will prompt another round of being chewed out by nurse Dianne Bailey-Holland [Mean Women's Health Nurse] or 2Lt Maya Gripper ['my PA's Nurse That Listens'].

Don't be surprised if I'm not online for a few days, I'm fighting the urge to take anything and everything to stop the pain and hot flashes because I can't even focus enough to use the visualization techniques for pain my nurse-midwife taught me when I was pregnant with Laurel.

Also, since BellSouth sucks, I can't connect any faster than 9600 baud lately. Qwest may have lousy field technicians, but at least they fixed things after a week of complaining.


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Jul. 28th, 2003 07:08 pm (UTC)
Bell South can kiss my fat white ass. They totally tried to screw me. I called them in late May to disconnect my service in New Orleans. They sent me a bill in early July for 63 bucks. They suspended the phone line, but left the dsl on and were charging me 50 dollars for it. Assholes. Then I had to make four different calls to get everything worked out. I think that the people who work there are evolved to something between monkeys and modern humans.

Um, anyway. I hope you feel better soon, darling.
Jul. 28th, 2003 08:09 pm (UTC)
Eeps. Sorry to hear about that. We just have basic dialtone and caller ID, but I'm thinking about applying for a refund of the extra he's been paying for their line service program since they're obviously not providing that (I've called them twice since the 18th and so has he).

I grew up with a telco geek dad and since I was the designated geek child, I'm sure I can replace/repair the cabling problem (wet connection or worn sheathing) that's causing the buzz on our phone line.

If the military clinic continues to not provide care, I'm getting seen by a real doctor (ever heard the joke about how the bottom of the class of graduating doctors go to the military?) as soon as I get home and if there's anything seriously wrong that went untreated because of their lack of care, we're filing for reparations (can't sue military healthcare, but we can file for reimbursement for losses incurred by negligent medical care).
Jul. 29th, 2003 07:54 pm (UTC)
Bell South has some real assholes working for them. If you need anything, call back several times. The first two people I spoke with were unwilling to listen to logic. The third person (a lady) was so nice and helpful that she removed all of the incorrect charges and is sending a credit (or check or something) for 114 dollars. I told her that I wanted to give her a big kiss.

Ugh. Health problems. I'm sorry. I hope that everything works out quickly.
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