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doctor [Apr. 19th, 2014|07:37 am]
kujasangela
I finally got insurance (THANKS OBAMA) and went to both the eye doctor and normal doctor.

The eye doctor told me I have a astigmatism and that I'm legally blind. So even if I wanted to drive, I can't. Then I had to get plastic lenses because my insurance wouldn't cover glass ones. Which means there's no scratch-and-scuff protection on them and I'm frightened to wear them because I don't want to mess them up. Also, I feel like the lenses are HUGE. Like coke bottle bottoms type huge. ;.;

The doctor's office was like going back in time or something. It was located in the basement of a church that had been converted into two office buildings (top floor and then basement) and it was very painfully obvious that it was the basement of a church. The walls were either wood paneling or had a wood panel chair guard going up half the wall and there was a border of ivy at the top. The only pictures on the walls were vintage ads, Victorian and Gibson-Girl type of ads. The lobby room had brown shag-type carpet. The examination room had a legit fridge and sink in it. My doctor was an older woman in about her late 50's with her hair braided across the top of her head and with nails that were so long she could have used them as spoons. She also used a legit metal-tipped fountain pen to write with. ...she was also very rude and made me feel uncomfortable. She didn't even DO anything. None of the usual doctor things like listening to me breathe or looking in my ears. She came in, sat down, looked over my paperwork, asked if I had any questions, then asked if I wanted to go on a diet.
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I told her about my pills I needed for my face/eyes and she wrote me a prescription then lectured me about what I could and could not eat on this 'diet'. Which, by the way, it's just an Adkins diet which my mom doesn't agree with and she doesn't want me on it. Then the doctor gave me a bag of 'diet supplies', which consisted of a water bottle, condoms, pamphlets on how to detect colon cancer, how to use your new inhaler, and other interesting gems. Needless to say, I am very confused about this 'diet'.

She scheduled me for all sorts of bloodwork and I had an EKG done while I was there. I have a slightly irregular heartbeat apparently. They took 8 tubes of blood and gave me 4 other shots for... something or other, I forget.

But I go back today to get the results and to check up on my 'diet'. I'm just really dreading going. I don't want to see this crazy lady. The nurses were fine though, they were very nice.

In other news, tomorrow is my birthday.
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[User Picture]From: dewhitton
2014-04-20 02:42 am (UTC)
Oh dear. Another doctor who thinks FAT causes All Your Problems, and you're FAT because you EAT TOO MUCH.

I have astigmatism too, but it is mild and correctable with glasses.
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[User Picture]From: kujasangela
2014-04-20 07:50 am (UTC)
I had my follow up to read my bloodwork today and apparently I also have a severe vitamin D deficiency, a thyroid problem, and my white blood cell count was... low or high, I can't remember. So I had to have MORE bloodwork done, and the lady couldn't find my vein so she winded up jabbing me three times and now my arm is nearly black from the bruise ;.;
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