Note to self: remember to bring something to do next time I have to visit a public hospital.
Just spent the whole morning sitting down, waiting, getting up, sitting down, waiting…
I had to go to the Eye and Ear again for a follow-up visit to check my iritis flare-up. The emergency department was a bit busier so it took nearly three hours this morning compared to just over one hour on Thursday evening. I should have asked them to refer me to the private eye clinic which I attended two years ago since they already have my history. Problem is now they have to ask me the same questions and run the same tests which I have already done before. HLA-B27? I already tested positive for that 5 years ago. QuantiFERON? No, I don’t have TB. Let’s get some blood and test for that again. Chest x-rays? No, I don’t have any respiratory conditions. Let’s get some X-rays of your chest anyway, and your sacroiliac joints too while we’re at it.
So after spending the morning sitting down in seven different chairs while three nurses and two doctors administered drugs, flashed lights in my eyes and stuck needles in my arm, I went and sat down in another chair so that one old barber could cut my hair.