Was it a wasted trip?

@GardenGerty (99413)
United States
September 29, 2017 11:27am CST
I go to a Native American Clinic for my dental work. I have had an appointment set for today for quite a while. I took part of the day off work, it is an hour's drive. This morning when I got up, my internet was down. My landline phone, that I give to doctors and such, is provided with my internet. I did not think much of it. I left in plenty of time to be early to my dental appointment, just in case there was paperwork to do. When I went up to the desk I was told that the Doctor had been called away, and that they had been trying to call me, but the message they got from my phone was that we "were not accepting calls at this time". I do not know what time the internet came back up, but obviously it did or I would not be here. So I rescheduled, for an evening time, this time. I also got asked if I had "pre medicated" because I have an artificial joint. I said "No, no one prescribed one", so they would not have been able to do my appointment after all. Now I have an evening appointment, and a prescribed pre medication. I had some time off by myself. Yesterday at work was exhausting. Then my daughter and I talked on the phone for two hours past my bedtime. I COULD sneak in a short nap if I so chose to now. I may just drive on over to school and rest my eyes. I stopped at the store on my way home and picked up stuff for the weekend. I do not think it was a wasted trip. How about you?
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
29 Sep
Not a wasted trip.
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
30 Sep
Not really as I needed a breather from work anyway, and this was paid time.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
30 Sep
@GardenGerty so no loss.
• United States
29 Sep
Definitely not a wasted trip especially if you found out you need to pre-medicate before the appointment. I'm always in favor of a nap
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
30 Sep
I knew I was supposed to and this young lady did say that Medical Doctors sometimes have a different opinion from Dental Doctors but since this was dental, they would request it. It was originally ordered by my foot doctor who replaced a joint in my toe.
@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
29 Sep
I think the trip was not wasted since the dental work could not have been taken care of anyway.
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
30 Sep
I was glad for a chance to plan out the route, too. I have been there before but from another direction.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
29 Sep
Nope, it wasn't a wasted trip
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
30 Sep
It gave me a little breathing space, too.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
30 Sep
@GardenGerty good to (know
@Srbageldog (8597)
• United States
30 Sep
It's good it didn't turn out to be a wasted trip after all.
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
30 Sep
I was okay with the results. It made a decent break.
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@YrNemo (12662)
30 Sep
Three times I turned up for an appointment with the same woman, and three times, her secretary didn't let me know in time. (She was not well!) Those trips I took for nothing, made me a bit mad. Glad that your trip ended up not being wasted .
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
30 Sep
I actually ended up talking to someone who knew what she was doing.
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@acelawrites (10989)
• Philippines
29 Sep
At least you had that evening appointment. Hope your dental problem will be solved soon.
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
30 Sep
I will probably have to have several appointments before all is repaired.
@Susan2015 (20597)
• United States
29 Sep
No it doesn't seem like you wasted your time since there was an issue with the pre medication.
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
30 Sep
I had asked my primary to prescribe last year and she said I no longer needed it. I also had a different dentist in the past who also said it was necessary, just like the foot surgeon who did the original surgery.
@andriaperry (50716)
• United States
29 Sep
Nope you got the script and had a little you time.
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
30 Sep
You know how good that is. I got to school in time to spend an hour before swimming. When we got back my student had a class art project to work on and then went to the library. Very easy day.
@HazySue (21364)
• United States
29 Sep
As you said they would not have been able to treat you anyway. Not a wasted day also when you were able to get so many other things accomplished.
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
30 Sep
It felt good to run those errands while I was still fresh.
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@RasmaSandra (17604)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
29 Sep
Well good that you got Internet back. Just a quiet day. Morning I was doing my blogs and now myLot and it is evening and looking forward to relaxing later.
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
30 Sep
We all need more relaxed time.
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