The day finally came for me to see the Podiatrist for plantar fasciitis in my right foot, runner’s black toe in my left great toenail, and a chronic hang-nail in my right great toe. It took over two months to get an appointment for Wednesday, April 18, 2007 and I was thrilled that I would finally get some help for my poor aching feet.
There was a television in the waiting room tuned in to Accent Health, a healthy lifestyle TV program which covers various topics, including chronic conditions such as heart health and diabetes, the latest health news, and medical breakthroughs.
Accent Health has a lot of good information and it was really interesting. I got caught up watching it and didn’t even realize how fast the time was flying. By the time they called my name, an hour and a half (1 and 1/2 hours) had passed by.
The nurse led me back to the examining room and took my vital signs. I don’t see what my weight and blood pressure have to do with my feet, but I went along with it without saying a word. After all, I really wanted my feet checked.
Another 15 minutes had passed by and I finally cancelled my appointment. There is no excuse for making a patient wait for an hour and 45 minutes. I had other things I had to do and couldn’t wait any longer.
I stopped at the scheduling desk on my way out and tried to reschedule the appointment. I was informed that this doctor is a specialist and I would have to have my primary physician reschedule for me.
Needless to say, I left there a little upset.
I’ve been suffering plantar fasciitis pain since the Oklahoma Olympic Track and Field Events in September 2006, and I’ve had the black toe situation since the Route 66 half-marathon in November 2006.
I guess I’ll have to wait another two months to get back in to see that doctor.