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I know that if you're waiting for test results from the doctor and you see her number pop up on your caller ID on a Friday afternoon, it's ok to let the call go to voicemail. Especially, if the 10 days you were expecting to wait aren't anywhere near being over.
If you do let the call go to voicemail don't listen to the message until Monday morning. Enjoy your weekend and don't think about it.
I wish I had done that!
I was brave enough to let the call go to voicemail, but I wasn't brave enough to ignore it. OK, truthfully, it was more of an accident that it went to voicemail anyway. I saw the name and number on the phone and instead of answering it, I just stared at the phone and thought...
Not today...It's Friday and I have plans....Not today...
I finished up some things I was working on while going back and forth in my mind with the listen or don't listen fight. I ended up going with listening even though it was Friday and I had plans.
The first thing that struck me about the message was that it was actually the doctor and not the Physician Assistant who usually leaves the messages. The second thing I noticed was that she was way too chipper. So, after listening to but not really hearing the message I returned the call even though it was Friday and I had plans.
The doctor came on the phone and in a very cheery voice asked how I was doing. I let her know that I was good because it was Friday and I had plans.
She didn't waste any further time and got right to the point. She has the results, she needs me to come back in for another procedure, it's up to me if I do it in the operating room under anesthesia or not, but it needs to be done.
I sat there wondering how my body could do this to me. How could it go from perfectly fine to this in a year?
I asked, "Why....why are we doing this? What are we looking for?"
Her answer..... "Well, we're not going to call it cancer yet..."
I thought.... Good. I'm glad we're not calling it cancer, because it's Friday and I have plans....
I have another appointment on the 25th for this unnamed thing.