Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Pub and Hospital Anyone?

My opthamologist wants me to have a test done because of unusual pressure behind my left eye.

So I phone up the socialized medical system hotline appointment set up lady and tell her what I need. And that the doc said I need to get the test done relatively soon.

"We have an opening on the 20th at 2 a.m," she says in a blase, gravelly smoked too many cigarettes for too many years voice.

Like middle of the night 2 a.m.?

"Yeah. Or you can wait until October"

No. That's cool. I kinda like that. Go out for the evening and then swing by the hospital for some tests. Like: Oh would you look at the time! 1:30. Must dash off to an appointment! Bill please!

Not that I'll be out carousing at 1:30. But ambition is a good thing

5 comments:

Liza said...

Another perfect example of things that never cease to amaze me in this country...

Emah S said...

I would imagine though that they *might* not recommended drinking before eye tests.......but then again, this is Israel! anything goes! :)

hope all goes well for you....

Stefanella said...

You're right, Emah. Have to fast. But I think if the beer is watered down enough it qualifies as H2O, no? ha ha ha ha..tks..slf

Riihele said...

Hei Steph.
Funny in a comical and odd way. I do wonder what keeps the doc going like the Duracell Bunny? Hope that he/she won't give you too caffeine-affected diagnosis at that hour!All the best.

Stefanella said...

Rihele, the thing that keeps them going is simple economics. The cost of operating a Cat Scan is apparently extremely steep. So they keep it working 24/7. wink wink