Hello internet friends how are you? I am fine. Thanks for asking. The weather is cold. Is it cold where you are? No? I’m jealous. Or yes? I understand your pain. Did you do something different with your hair today? Yes, you got it cut? Cool! Or no? same as always? Well sue me but it just looks superb today! That sweater and or t-shirt is a good colour. Way to be stylin!


Okay now that we have all of that out of the way let me tell you what happened today.

I called a doctor’s office today to get some medication things sorted out. The secretary answered, as secretaries are apt and paid to do. I told her my situation for the third time this week (that situation being that I’m running low on my meds and need to know if I need to be weened off or if I continue them). She remembered me. She said “one second I will check with the doctor.” She came back a minute later and said “Doctor didn’t respond to my post-it note.”

“Oh, that…makes…sense?” I more so asked than stated.

“Oh, it does. See it’s just that Doctor is real busy with other things these days so she isn’t in the office much. So, like her and I don’t cross paths often. But we totally communicate still…via post-it notes. I just write a post-it note asking a question about a patient and a few days later a response will magically appear on a separate post-it note attached to that original post-it note.”

“So my response is written on that post-it note? What does it say?”

“It says to ask you how the medication is making you feel.”

“Well I thought it was working but now I’m not sure.”

“Okay well I can write that down on a post-it note and see if she will respond to that. It might take a few days.”

So, friends, it seems the fate of my central nervous system lay in the hands of a woman who hasn’t thought of using e-mail or telephones.



Have a good night/morning. Enjoy your day off/have fun at work!

(I’m so good at personalizing my blog entries to relate to my audience)

9 Comments on The one where I call my doctor’s office to ask a simple question

  1. Jen and Tonic
    January 30, 2014 at 6:26 am (10 years ago)

    That is the CRAZIEST system for patient care I’ve ever heard of!

    • lisermarie2013
      January 30, 2014 at 10:22 am (10 years ago)

      Instead of toilet papering someones house I want to go in and stick post it notes everywhere to make their job really hard.

  2. jamespatrickcasey
    January 30, 2014 at 6:26 am (10 years ago)

    To be fair, if I wanted my health to be determined by a type of stationery, I’d totally want it to be post-it notes. They’re quite cool.

    • lisermarie2013
      January 30, 2014 at 10:21 am (10 years ago)

      This is true. It’s better than using plain computer paper or loose leaf. I’ll give them that.

      • jamespatrickcasey
        January 30, 2014 at 5:03 pm (10 years ago)

        If we could find a way to email post-it notes, then we’d be on to something.

      • lisermarie2013
        January 30, 2014 at 6:39 pm (10 years ago)

        Now don’t go getting ahead of yourself there. It’s only the 21st century. Give it time.

  3. branchingmama
    January 30, 2014 at 10:19 am (10 years ago)

    Maybe you should ask for a particular shape of post-it note for the area of the body they are talking about? It could at least brighten her day?
    The annoying thing is that I can totally believe this being a method of communication in a doctors surgery. Email is so invasive, we wouldnt want to bother the doctor with those annoying patients would we? I’d put in a complaint.

    • lisermarie2013
      January 30, 2014 at 10:21 am (10 years ago)

      I at least hope they are using purple post-it notes!
      Or like ones in the shape of a brain would be cool. I should get some made and bring them in as a gift for all their hard work and dedication to my cause.

  4. The Hook
    February 8, 2014 at 10:42 pm (10 years ago)

    I feel your pain.. Bestie.


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