Wellness Wednesday-Pinball Patient Again

The look on the face of a man who was just told he should see two specialists. Okay so I am overacting a bit in the photo. I actually took it before the doctor came the exam room. πŸ™‚

This pinball patient will see a surgeon today about having something removed no big worry. In June I have my appointment with a rheumatologist.

I tried my own home remedy for a finger that is beginning to curve a little from whatever it is that I have. I bought a finger splint. Other than it causing pain when I put it on, nothing else happened. My flawed thinking was if I wore a splint, it would stop it from curving.

So much for my medical career πŸ™‚

So what is a pinball patient? It is a person who is bounced from doctor to doctor kind of like a pinball in a pinball machine. I first wrote about pinball patient 2 years ago in- Pinball Patient.

Hopefully this pinball patient can be patient with the appointments πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

25 thoughts on “Wellness Wednesday-Pinball Patient Again

  1. Prayers. ❀

    Being a pinball patient is no fun. It does take a lot of patience to put up with a lot of doctors. In my case I am a pinball patient because my doctor is away on maternity leave. The clinic I go to keeps giving me a different doctor every time. One tells me to call back in two weeks, So I do, but then I get a new doctor and that doctor does things differently, and tells me to give it another three weeks. All in all it’s a bit nerve-racking but I guess I’m in patience practice? Practice makes perfect. πŸ₯΄

    We shall survive! Keep the hope alive and well! 😊 ❀ God is on our side.

  2. That was a creative idea Dr Matt. But sorry it didn’t work lol. But I pray your appointments go well and that there will be resolution. πŸ™πŸΏβ˜ΊοΈ

  3. I hope your appointment goes well with the Rheumatologist, Matt. I just recently retired from working at a Rheumatology office last October. We’ll keep you in our prayers. My husband has osteoarthritis in his body, and he’s had sciatica pain for the past 4 and a half weeks. We’re now waiting for the ins company to approve a lumbar mri to rule out a herniated disc. This has been a real life changer for both of us. Patience is the lesson in this case. Nothing happens quickly anymore. Gods speed for you, my brother. πŸ™

      1. I was getting the authorizations from the insurance companies for the various infusion treatments. Not all the patients were prescribed infusion. It depended on the diagnosis. The medical assistant obtained the authorizations for the oral meds. Before that I worked in an Oncology office with 10 providers for 8 years doing the same thing except it was for oral chemotherapy and financial assistance. I loved that job and helping people not have to worry about the financial side of their treatment.

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