I really dont know what to say, I have zero experience with the VA but some of your experiences are just shocking, I so dont get all the run around you go through, it simply makes no sense to me at all.
Take a breath, and remember that it does YOU no good to get upset, there is no benefit to you at all, stuff them and all their incompitence! btw you did the right thing by walking out, i'd hate to see you loosing it over the VA, I'm sure it wouldn't be good, a bit too apocalipse now or one flew over the cookoos nest. lol
So keep your smile on your dile and walk your cranky little butt out of any situation that gets your blood boiling, cause we'd miss you!
Sorry Dennis sounds rough.
Dennis, it sounds like it was an all-around cr appy day for you. Being run off the road would be enough to turn me around, go back home, crawl in bed and pull the covers up over my head.
That kind of copay expediture in one day is crazy - especially since it was all worthless nonsense.
I continue to be disappointed in the VA system and how you are treated.
hugs from me, too!
Thanks JJ, Lulu, and Alex!
I did get a call from the Nurse at my PC clinic Friday afternoon while I was out. They are insisting that I have to come back up in order to get the meter, They said they need to go over how the meter works and how to use it, plus some other information.
This is absolutely crazy as I could go out tomorrow and pick up the same meter at a drug store ( no RX needed ). I can also go on-line to the site for the meter and they give complete instructions ( with video) on how to use the meter and how to operate it.
I also suspect that "other Info" they mentions is what range my glucose should be which the nutritionist has already told me. I also already know about all of the symptoms for low & high blood sugar. So what else could their be?
The nurse said they would call me back again Monday, but I sure won't be holding my breath waiting for that call. First I doubt they will call me, plus no matter what they say I will NOT make a trip up there just to get the meter.
lol are you sure they dont think you've got dementia? Seriously these meters are so simple that children actually use them, they all basically work the same way these days.
Step 1 - turn it on
Step 2 - clear screen or if auto wait for the ready beep
Step 3 - stick strip in slot
Step 4 - pri_ck finger
Step 5 - put strip in blood it will soak up
Step 6 - wait for read out and record
Step 7 - throw strip away
Step 8 - turn it off
Would you like me to make you a video lol hmmm it might be cheaper to go to the chemist, they also give free demo's if you ask.
That sounds like a rubbish day :-( I hope the rest of the weekend gets better for you.
I do wish that consultants would read their notes properly, before talking to their patients. I feel your frustration!
Thinking of you xx