Since my last post, I have been to seven doctors’ appointments, and that’s not counting the ones I took my daughter to before she left for Japan. I am exhausted, and it turns out that I’m not just exhausted because it’s a thing I like to say but probably because of medical reasons.
Here’s what I’ve learned from all my doctor’s appointments:
For today’s Something on Sunday, I want to give a shout-out to my pharmacist, Albert. The past couple of times I went to my neighborhood CVS (I know) to get my prescription filled they didn’t have it. And the last time I went, I said to Albert, I said, “You never have it.” I was clearly very disappointed in him and the store and life in general.
He apologized (again) and sent my refill over to another CVS (again).
So yesterday, I had on my to-do list to call the other CVS to get my refill sent to my neighborhood CVS. And this time I was doing it a week in advance to give them time to get it together.
Before I could call, I got a text from my neighborhood CVS saying my prescription was ready. This surprised me because I don’t have any of my prescriptions on autofill (autofill stresses me out), but then I remembered I probably just forgot to tell them to opt me out of it.
But no! When I went into the store, Albert said, “Hi, Ms. [LastName]. It’s ready!” (Yes, Albert knows me by name and by sight. This isn’t even the best part, yet.)
When the tech handed me the prescription, I let out a little gasp of delight. It turns out Albert had ordered my refill for me IN ADVANCE, and he also gave me a THREE-MONTH refill instead of a one-month one, AND he said that they have extra on the shelf now, so they’ll be ready for when I come back.
Albert rocks, y’all. May you all find a pharmacist like Albert.
I love my primary care physician, my dentist, and my daughter’s pediatrician. I also loved my previous doctor who LEFT ME (no, I’m not still bitter. Ahem).
The point is medical professionals who are awesome are great, and I know everyone doesn’t have that experience. In fact, I didn’t always have that experience. My daughter’s first pediatrician was awful, for example.
But now! It is the opposite! Why, just the other day, we asked my daughter’s current amazing pediatrician how much longer my daughter could be seen in the office since she’s 18. And she can be seen there until she’s 21!
But I would have been okay if the cutoff were earlier because then my daughter could switch to MY doctor who is equally fantastic.
See, my doctor came highly recommended to me by a friend, and I then in turn recommended her to my mom. In fact, I would tell anybody in town to go see my doctor because she is awesome.
What my doctor and my daughter’s doctor have in common is that they both LISTEN and PAY ATTENTION. They are also really nice, and I have never once felt rushed by either of them. I feel completely at ease with both of them. And, as noted above, my daughter feels the same way about her pediatrician as I do.
My dentist is super chill and her office is swanky and the cleaning chairs are actually MASSAGE CHAIRS. It is amazing. She is amazing.
Yay for awesome doctors.
For the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year, my theme is gratitude. Every day, I am going to post about something I am grateful for. Tune in tomorrow to see what I pick for E.