Brandy's Braces, SARPE, Jaw Surgery Journal

This is my daily journal to my eventual perfect smile and Apnea free life. It logs my surgeries, and daily progress.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Doctors can be maddening!

So, I have come to the conclusion that I have a sinus infection. Nothing has changed since Tuesday when things took a turn from getting better to me feeling like I'm dieing again. My husband and son both had this and are both better already. So I called my allergist because he told me last time I was there, when we were discussing my chronic sinus infections, to just give him a call next time I have one and he will get me taken care of. So I called, and left a message asking if he could call in some meds. I get a call back saying that they can't call in meds and that I should probably see my primary care provider!

WTF! I have an oral surgeon, an ear nose and throat doctor, an allergist, a dentist, a dental sleep medicine doctor, and a naturopath that I see for most everything else. Why would I even bother with a primary care provider these days when every one of them just refer you to a freakin specialist? My oral surgeon tells me to call the ENT, the ENT says he wants me to see the allergist, and the allergist tells me to call my Primary care provider. Is it just me or is it some kind of sick conspiracy to make people that are already feeling like crap feel worse? I'm so confused as to who I should call when I get one of these. The ENT says he can't find anything wrong with my sinuses so he sent me to the allergist. The allergist says I have "chronic sinusitus. He tells me to take Zyrtec so I have been, and I have been doing my nasal irrigation religiously, twice a day since this all started. Yet I call, because I'm having sinus issues and he blows me off, and tells me to call my primary care provider. Well...the nurse tells me that, not the actual doctor.

So, tomorrow I will call again, and not be quite so nice this time. It's just wrong I tell you! Sorry for the rant, but it really is crazy!


  • At 8:24 AM, Blogger Michelle said…

    It is unfortunate that when you're feeling down and need them most... they give you the run around!
    I'm sorry you're having to deal with this!
    Hope you feel better soon and have a nice relaxing weekend!

  • At 4:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Brandy,

    It looks like theyre behaving like my awful insurance company.

    I'm sorry you feel like crud. I hope you feel better soon.

    -DC :o#

    (a big smile to you with all this stuff in my mouth)


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