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Where I Wasn't Supposed to Be

spinal_surgery_xray_telephone_appt.jpgScheduler: Do you want a telephone appointment?

Me: Yes! That sounds good.

Scheduler: The doctor can call you at 4pm on Feb 14th - Valentine's Day!

Me: Great!

Scheduler: OK, I've got you down for a telephone appointment at 4pm on 2/14.

Me: OK, sounds good!

Scheduler: Do you want an email reminder? The only thing that is funny about these is that they'll say your appointment is in-office, but really it is a telephone appointment. Do you want the reminder anyway?

Me: Sure, no problem.

Scheduler: Really, don't get confused, because the email will say you are supposed to be in the office, but the doctor will call you at 4pm.

Me: I won't get confused. I have it down: telephone appointment at 4pm on February 14th.

Scheduler: Great. Telephone appointment at 4pm on February 14th. And I'll send you that email reminder. But remember, it is a telephone appointment!

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Yesterday: an email stating I have an in-office appointment the next day at 4pm.

Me: I remember! It isn't an in-office appointment; it is a telephone appointment!

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Today at 4:00pm: silence
Today at 4:15pm: silence
Today at 4:30pm: silence
Today at 4:45pm: silence
Today at 5:00pm: silence
Today at 5:15pm: silence
Today at 5:30pm: silence
Today at 5:45pm: silence
Today at 6:00pm: silence
Today at 6:15pm: silence
Today at 6:30pm: silence
Today at 6:45pm: silence
Today at 7:00pm: silence

Hmmmmm, I'm starting to think they scheduled me for an in-office appointment.

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UPDATE: Apparently the doctor placed the call to a telephone number that does not belong to me. The office has no idea how that happened.

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New here? The first of many posts chronicling my spine surgery journey began with an expectation that it wasn't my back at all.