But I just want to know how to handle this attention getting kind of thing. I'm just getting off of the phone with a dr referral that mom got yesterday from her primary. She has been complaining to me about an issue she has had for as long as I can remember. Why these are her favorite subjects, I don't know. So she tells the dr yesterday and she said ok we'll get you set up for a gastro dr and mama says oh after the first of the year!!!
She thinks anything done 'around Christmas' needs to wait.
Well, she is moving in January.
So today she got a call and they had fit her in with an appt for the rectal surgeon for Dec 18. I was on the phone and mom started with this in February and not wanting to do anything until after the first of the year.
So I handed her the phone so she could handle it and she ends up saying she would call them back to let them know. She hangs up looks at me and says-do you know which dr that was??
I told her the appt is 3 weeks away. And she keeps telling me about her symptoms and 'pain' and this and that. Then I explained I might not be availible to take her. And she says well it's (the condition) has been there a long time so she could wait.
btw, when at the dr visit yesterday-all of her vitals were normal and she kept on trying to get them to see 'how bad off she was'
Same thing at the cardiologist. She just could not get any sympathy. I told cardio dr she had sleep apnea and he said he was setting her up with a referral and mama says make it next year. He said the contraptions (my term) are much smaller and easier to handle and that she would definitely feel a lot better. She will not want this but I gave it a shot anyway.
Does it seem like she doesn't want to get better?
After we left we ran other errands and I did a lot of the leg work with her being contrary the whole time and when she tells her sister that I did really a whole lot of nothing I wanted to scream.
Another question I probably know the answer to, am I obligated to help her move since usually when I try to keep things organized she has something to say about it and it's not good. And she always asks me should she take this, or would I take that? Then when I give an answer-well f me, she wants to argue about my answer.