When DH was bellowing earlier, it was because he was REALLY feeling bad.
I called the doctor's office. I told the woman who answered the phone that DH had surgery yesterday and was having some problems. Whoever it was I was talking to- never identified herself or her position with the doctor- immediately said "then go to the ER".
I told her I was NOT taking DH to the ER! I wanted to talk to the doctor, I wanted to know if his symptoms were normal for post-op from his particular procedure, and I was NOT sitting for hours in an ER which would only make him feel worse. She put me on hold for 7 minutes, came back on and asked for DH's NAME- which I had given her at the beginning!- and our phone number. She said the nurse would call "when she is done with her patient". I said I would prefer to hear from the doctor, to which she responded "he is busy with patients".
SHEESH!!!!! "He is busy with patients"- yeah, all patients who were able to go to his office- which means they are relatively healthy and not one day post-op and in significant pain! Where the heck are the priorities??????
And, that phone call was more than two hours ago and we have not yet had a call back from either the doctor or the nurse!
Three BRONX cheers for modern medicine!
11 hours ago