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This morning we had an appointment scheduled with Brad’s GP at 10:45. Two days ago we even got a confirmation call about the appointment. However, when we showed up today, they told us our appointment had been cancelled. Luckily the person behind the desk helping us was very nice and apologized about them not letting us know Brad’s doctor wouldn’t be in today. Since Brad needed an exemption letter for jury duty, they said they would put us in as a walk-in patient, and that we would be seen at 11:15.

We sat down in the waiting room and waited, and waited, and waited. At 11:45, I went up to the desk and asked if they had an approximate time we would be seen. Apparently there had been a mess up in their system, and it said in the computer that Brad was in the appointment! Nope, we were in the waiting room! So we sat down and waited some more. At 12:15, we were finally called back.

When the doctor came in the room, he was upset with us. He said that he was not the right person to write the jury duty letter, and that we should talk with Brad’s specialist. We tried to explain that the specialist is currently having a family emergency (we didn’t explain how we would have had to wait 3-6 months and pay out of pocket for the appointment, too!), and that we had scheduled an appointment with his GP for the letter, but that the office had messed up, cancelled it, and not told us. This seemed to placate him a bit.

Then he asked what Brad’s diagnosis was. Brad hesitantly told him it was Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The doctor’s eyebrows raised, and he started asking what type of specialist we had been to– he asked was it a psychiatrist (or neurologist, or what)? This made me angry! This doctor knows nothing about CFS, and is jumping to conclusions about Brad!

Eventually once we got done explaining things to him, he did write the letter for us. But he would not help Brad with getting a prescription for vitamin D pills or a B12 shot because “you can only do one thing in a walk-in appointment”……. We have another appointment with Brad’s GP in October now to get these things taken care of. I did not like this doctor that we saw, and am glad we don’t have to see him again!

When we were done at the doctor’s office, I just had to take some pictures of Brad! He is looking good today! He has a large multicolored beard and is wearing black linen pants, a pink dress shirt with red rose cufflinks, a purple blazer, a turquoise tie with purple and pink flowers on it, a multicolored giraffe pin, a purple fedora, and a praying mantis pin on his fedora. He also has a blue, pink, black, and grey blanket on his lap. Enjoy the pictures!

A head-on full body look at Brad's outfit today.
A head-on full body look at Brad’s outfit today.
Brad looks to the side and you can see his pins nicely.  You can also see the reflective slap bracelet on the headrest of his wheelchair.
Brad looks to the side and you can see his pins nicely. You can also see the reflective slap bracelet on the headrest of his wheelchair.
A closeup of the multicolored giraffe pin.
A closeup of the multicolored giraffe pin.
The praying mantis on Brad's hat has googley eyes like Hestia!
The praying mantis on Brad’s hat has googley eyes like Hestia!
The red rose cufflinks look striking!
The red rose cufflinks look striking!
Brad ponders why doctors are the way they are.
Brad ponders why doctors are the way they are.
My favorite picture of the bunch, Brad looks to the left and smiles!
My favorite picture of the bunch, Brad looks to the left and smiles!

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