Friday, September 21, 2012

Phone Call I Just Received

Home phone rings: Private number. I ignore it.

Cell phone rings: blocked number. Oops, that's the signs of a doctor and not a spammer. I answer.

Here is the exact conversation:

"Hello, I'm calling from Dr. PCP's office. We have been going through our records and noticed you are behind on your mammogram."

"Um, no, I don't think I am."

"Oh?  Why is that?  Did you just have it?"

"No, I have Stage IV, metastatic breast cancer. Your records on me should be about five inches thick."

"Oh!  I'm sorry! I, um, I, ugh, well, um, we'll be sure to update your, um, records with us."





  1. That's ok, Ann - I was leaving my BC surgeon's office for treatment of my 4th infection when my phone rang, and it was the reminder that I had my 6 month checkup with him the next day.
    I cancelled the appointment.

  2. Hah! Funny Sue. Sometimes the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.

  3. Gah! I keep getting notices for a yearly mammogram (nice that I get them now at 32), but I had a bilateral mastectomy. If someone called I would probably have a little fun with them.

  4. That's terrible. Someone needs a scolding.

  5. Gah! I hate when doctor's offices are insensitive.


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