I'm feeling victorious today. I unleashed my secret skill that isn't really a secret except to the people who don't get that I have it. Those people would be the bullshit slingers and the time wasters. They often wear the same outfit and use the same annoying voice. I need to get a mammogram. It's the thing everyone in the medical profession tells you to get when you are high risk then makes impossible for you to actually GET. This morning after way too many hours on hold trying to schedule the mammogram through my doctor's office (as instructed to do by my doctor), the nurse at my doctor's office told me there was no way I could get a mammogram without scheduling a physical first (and paying a co-pay to the doctor), scheduling another appointment for the mammogram, then coming back for results. I saw hours and money wasted. There was no way she said. Really? I called the mammogram place directly and asked if it was possible to have a mammogram without a referral from my doctor. Well of course it is! I'd have to pay a co-pay for the mammogram either way but no referral is needed. They'd be happy to send a copy of the results to me and any doctor I choose (Oh! I choose Dr. Oz in that case!). In a matter of moments, the nice mammogram people got the test pre-approved and my appointment set up.
I'm totally gonna go back to my doctor and be all FACE!!!! I got a mammogram without a referral!!!
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