2 weeks ago, I woke up to very bad back pain. It was so bad that I found it very difficult to drive myself to the doctor (and then wait in a waiting room full of horribly uncomfortable chairs to see someone). I’ve had back pain for a long time; as long as I can remember, but it has never been this bad.
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Side note: Why is it that when hospitals or clinics know that they have sick patients (especially when you are going somewhere for orthopaedic stuff), they have crappy, uncomfortable, bad-for-you chairs in their waiting rooms? WTF. Make an investment!
After-note: I am not impressed by the care I received at Al-Seef after several visits now. (As my friend, Bobarino says, "Million dollar airport; 25 cent control tower." Nice facility, but ....) The ortho was not thorough and left me with more doubts/worries than I should have had (after waiting to see him with no updates from mean receptionist for 2 hours). I accidentally left my file; they found it and held it at the reception desk and no one ever called me - I hunted it down by physically going there. The ortho receptionist was rude and unwelcoming. They never called me back regarding my physiotherapy (details, and if it was covered under insurance). When I went back and discussed with the insurance rep at the hospital, he took a personal call in the middle of my conversation and acted like I wasn't sitting there. I went to the patient care rep to explain all of this and she just kept telling me that "Physiotherapy is in the basement." I filled out a complaint form. She said they would call and guess what - THEY DIDN'T. Obviously, they don't need my insurance money. Thank you.
And then, and then, and then....
I'm going to start physiotherapy and hopefully aquarobics. When I'm done, I'm going to be able to do this and get back to contortions (She looks like a fun gal, right?)