For two days I have heard ” I don`t feel good” but today when Tony said ” I don`t feel good and I don`t want to go anywhere” I knew it was time for him to go to the doctor.
I don`t get a straight answer so I have to prob him for information and this is how it sounds.
Me: What do you mean you Don`t feel good?
Tony: I feel sick, weird.
Me: Does you stomach hurt?
Tony : No.
Me : Do you feel exhausted?
Me getting tired of this: Do you feel like passing out? do you want to throw up? Are you having chest pains? Tell me in detail what is weird!?
Tony: I am short of breath, feel tired and I am dizzy. I think its the medication I am taking.
Me: You`re only taking blood pressure medication and blood thinners. Its time for you to go to the doctor.
Tony, saying the usual : I think I am dying.
Me: Hospital? or Doctor? Pick one and get dressed.
Tony : Doctor.
I get dressed and grab my book and take him to the clinic but once we get there I told him they don`t have a doctor we need to go to the other clinic with Dr. S . So we walk out and go to the other doctors office about two miles up the road, a walk in clinic but they know us because its the one we always use.
I walk in and begin to sign in and the receptionist says, we are full guys and there is no guarantee to be seen. We leave but I turn back around and went back because I had forgotten I needed a different prescription for his blood pressure med`s than how it was written last time. The lady looks it up and asked me the 20 or 40 mgs. and I have to walk back outside to get the paper with the amount of it, mean time Tony talks her into letting him get his blood pressure taken.
His Blood pressure was fine and the nurse told him because his ears was hurting that could be why he was dizzy.
I come home and he goes back to sleep and sleeps four hours.
I was so tired of this nothingness of a day I took a two hour nap myself!
Ever seen a doctors office tell you no when you are sick? Seems to be the normal around here!
By Andria Perry
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