Doctors are responding to my messages

United States
September 14, 2021 2:03pm CST
Today, I got a phone call from the medical assistant to my primary care provider. They are ordering the medications I'm out of to tide me over until I can get in for an appointment in four weeks, which was set up for me. (Updated: 2:00 p.m.--The order for the two medications have been faxed to the pharmacy. I will go by to Naval Hospital and pick them up in a little bit.) They will sign off on another bone density scan referral, so I will be able to make that appointment and my mammogram (self-referral okay) for the same day, whenever that will be. As well, the order for the second pneumonia shot will be scheduled for the same day as the appointment next month. She also scheduled the annual exam for January, but I am on a waiting list for both appointments, just in case there are cancellations and I can get in last minute. I reminded her that all these appointments would be made, but there may be some conflict, not knowing the scheduling through the Cancer Care Alliance. She understood. I also heard back through the MyChart messaging system from the oncologist consultant, Dr. Wu, who responded herself with a kind message about understanding how the stress can be hard to deal with. She ended with "Looking forward to seeing you next week. Zheng" She signed it with her first name. That shocked me. I really do like her. So, things are on a roll. I cannot make them go any faster, but the ball is rolling, and the momentum will take over. At least, I am not sticking my head in the sand right now.
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@NJChicaa (102449)
• United States
14 Sep
Good job!
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• United States
14 Sep
thanks. Now all I have to do is try to maneuver through the mental health referral. I hate interviewing shrinks. LOL
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@celticeagle (124831)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Sep
Glad to hear this. Love it when we get messaging and communications.
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• United States
15 Sep
Very much so. Thank you. Good to see you.
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@celticeagle (124831)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Sep
@TheSojourner ......Thanks. Always nice to read yours.
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• United States
15 Sep
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@sharon6345 (286728)
• United States
14 Sep
That would s a good thing
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• United States
14 Sep
thank you.
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@sharon6345 (286728)
• United States
14 Sep
@TheSojourner I am glad it is working out for you. I found a dr that I adore and I am happy for both of us.
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• United States
14 Sep
@sharon6345 That is so important.
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@marguicha (176837)
• Chile
15 Sep
Thanks be given! I was shocked about that appointment for January.
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• United States
15 Sep
That is with my internist for the annual physical, which I should have called in June for an August appt. At least I have my regular meds now.
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@wolfgirl569 (47274)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Sep
That is all great news. Hope all the scheduling works out smoothly.
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• United States
15 Sep
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@CarolDM (152710)
• United States
14 Sep
Sounds like you are making progress. Good to hear this.
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• United States
14 Sep
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@kaylachan (25152)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Sep
You've done all you can do, at least you're not having your efforts go ignored.
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• United States
14 Sep
Yes, thank you. I recognize that I am not an "emergency," as much as I'd like to believe that when I say, "Jump," people would come to me with bells on. ROFLMAO
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@marlina (131175)
• Canada
14 Sep
So glad that you got some responses.
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• United States
14 Sep
Thank you, Marilina.
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• Philippines
14 Sep
Its good that they are responding to your messages.
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@LadyDuck (354337)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
I am glad they came back to you, it worked and you are now on "waiting list" just in case some people cancel appointments. Well done.
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• United States
15 Sep
It will be January before we know it. Thank you, anna.
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@LadyDuck (354337)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
@TheSojourner You are right, I feel Christmas coming and I have nothing ready for our 50th anniversary.
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• United States
15 Sep
@LadyDuck maybe that would be the appropriate time for nothing? Nothing but a smile! "C'mere, big boy!"
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@jstory07 (109789)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Sep
That is good that things are starting to roll for you.
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• United States
15 Sep
Amazing what we can get done when we simply make the phone calls we are supposed to in taking care of ourselves.
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@jstory07 (109789)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Sep
@TheSojourner Take care of yourself the best you can.
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• United States
15 Sep
@maratai (4741)
• Indonesia
15 Sep
That's very good . Hope everything goes well and smoothly.
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• United States
15 Sep
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@maratai (4741)
• Indonesia
15 Sep
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• Philippines
16 Sep
That's good to know. God bless and have a great day. At least you have now your meds.
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• United States
16 Sep
Yes, I feel thankful.
@Mavic123456 (22013)
• Thailand
15 Sep
good... and somehow the rolling ball will end up in the right place. Looking forward to see you next week. Zheng" Cheers.
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• United States
15 Sep
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@LindaOHio (74859)
• United States
15 Sep
Kudos! I'm glad you are getting your second pneumonia shot and are scheduling your doctors' appointments.
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• United States
15 Sep
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