While on vacation, I received several phone calls from doctors’ offices, specifically, the Rheumatologist and the Primary Care. I had already called the Primary Care doctor to set up a physical because of Rheumatologist’s concerns over slightly elevated blood sugar levels. The earliest appointment I could get for that visit? Sept 11. However, after one of the nurse practitioners in Primary Care’s office saw the lab results sent by Rheumatologist, a call was placed and message left for me on the machine asking for a quick response. I talked to the person on Friday and saw the Primary Care today.
I waited forever to see Primary Care, not really surprising. I really like my doc alot. I wish the office was managed differently so I would not sit and wait so much.
After waiting forever, having a decent amount of conversation, I got to learn how to use one of these.
First, I forgot to put the strip in the machine first so I got an error message for using a previously used strip. Damn. Another stick.
Second, even though I have the minimal amount needed monitor, I didn’t get enough very easily. So I “milked” and finally got enough.
Then, as I was taking everything apart to put the sharp part in the red box, the protective cap slipped off and the sharp part stuck my thumb. I had plently of sample then! Why couldn’t that have happened for the finger? So by the time I was actually done with the first test, I had three spots instead of one.
At least the test two hours later, after supper, was a one stick test.
I’m on a new learning curve.