Yesterday I went to see my doctor. As most of you know, I am a Type II diabetic and I havenâ€™t been feeling great lately despite taking alpha lipolic acid (for the pain) on the side. I asked if it I should double my intake of glyburide and the response was, â€œsureâ€ and he wrote me a prescription.
While I was there, I decided to ask him about a swollen gland I had that was probably connected to my ear ache and sore throat. He looked at me for a second and said, â€œeverythingâ€™s fineâ€ and was done.
Well my gland was still swollen, my throat is extremely sore, I still had a fever, and I think he just doubled my medication without even ordering any blood work. I was in and out in four minutes and for that, the Saskatchewan Government is going to get a really big bill.
I was off work today (oddly enough, sore throat, swollen gland, ear ache and high fever are still all there) but I did take some time to call around and set up an interview with a prospective doctor. Letâ€™s hope this time I can find one that does more than write out prescriptions for anything I want.