I may have purposely forgotten to mention that I may have been a little rough on one of the nurses at my rheumatologist’s office last week.
I may have been a little frustrated that it took them 2 days to return an urgent call. I may have been more frustrated because it takes at least 2 days to get a response on anything from them. A two day turn around on a random question is gray area (in my opinion); a two day turn around on an urgent question is never acceptable (in my opinion).
I may have spoken a little harshly with the nurse who had the misfortune of calling me back after I left a second message asking for a response. Perhaps a little more harshly than was warranted for said situation and definitely too harsh based on the fact that she really was taking the time to try to understand what I was asking and trying to help me.
I may have been a complete brat and she definitely didn’t deserve that. As soon as I hung up the phone, I felt awful.
At my appointment yesterday, I may have had my labs drawn by….you guessed it…the nurse who I was not terribly nice to on the phone.
I was immediately embarrassed and told her I was sorry for how I spoke to her on Friday. That I was really frustrated but it was no excuse for me to talk to anyone that way, let alone someone who was trying to help me.
She was super nice about it, said she understood why I was frustrated and not to worry about it.
And then…don’t you see this coming…she got to go fishing in my arms.
No, I know she didn’t do it on purpose. My veins just like to roll. This is not the first time this has happened and I’m sure it won’t be the last.
Complete suckage yet simultaneously totally hysterical.
Moral of the story: Don’t yell at people who may have to stick needles in you.