I went to the hospital to get it sorted out way back on February 28. I should of sensed that things weren't going to go well when the doctor asked me if I had a Northern Irish accent. That's a new one on me. Sort of refreshing, I guess, when I think about the number of times people have asked me what part of the States I'm from. I have, well sort of still have, a Canadian accent. Some might think my accent is "mid-Atlantic". Which confuses me because I most certainly don't sound Jamaican. "No way, mon!"
Oh, I've nothing against Northern Irish accents if you like to listen to people who sound pissed off all the time. Maybe the doctor thought I was pissed off. He would be correct, especially after what transpired next.
Right then, so this doctor, who probably sees loads of swollen elbows in a day, stuck in needle in the offending right elbow. He looked puzzled. "Never seen this happen before." he stated, "I should be getting out fluid but I'm getting out blood."
For the next few minutes he proceeded to squeeze my elbow. He finally gave up, stuck a plaster on my elbow and suggested I have surgery. I agreed to that. He told me I would get a surgery date.
I left the hospital with a sense of irony. My elbow was now feeling worse than before I went to the hospital. Yes, irony right up there with the time my car got wiped out by an ambulance. Note, "irony overdrive", in the first paragraph of this rather disjointed post.
On March 9, I received a letter that I thought would be in regards to my appointment for my surgery. Instead it was for me to make an appointment with a doctor at my health centre for a routine check in regards to my visit to the hospital. Huh!?
On March 27, I got to see a doctor about the letter I'd received He was as puzzled as I was about not actually getting a date for my surgery. He said he'd contact the hospital to actually get me a real time for my surgery. What a complete screw up. Thus, I wait and wait and wait...