A bus came to school a few weeks ago to screen for blockages in any main arteries. I hopped on the bus thinking “wow…I will show them someone in great shape. Make them aware how a healthy person functions. “
No. The tech running the ultrasound stops and goes “you need to see a doctor. There is a mass on your thyroid.” Right there, I want to run off the bus.
But…I go see the doctor. He sends me to another doctor. Second doctor sends me for another ultrasound. Second doctor then says “You need a biopsy.” BUT…second doctor sends me to get another ultrasound. When I call the second doctor’s office, his people say “Oh, well maybe the tech can take the biopsy.”
UM, NO. So, I call the first doctor and explain what has happened. He cancels that appointment. He then schedules a visit with a third doctor.
Third doctor takes a fine-needle aspiration biopsy. THEN…says “Huh, how many antacids are you taking in a day???” Turns out that not everyone takes Nexium and then follows it up with Zantac and Tums for a chaser. Who knew?
Third doctor then schedules me for a Bravo pH study. While he is in there poking around he finds a hiatal hernia. Which explains the pain.
Darn that bus…and the “free” screening…