If you've been around me any length of time, you've heard about my sinuses. I know, most people have more to talk about than where boogers come from, but I'm not most people. Four years ago, I started getting sinus infections (and throat infections and tongue infections and chest infections, but I digress) and the fun just hasn't stopped since.
Four years and 22 sinus infections later, I went to the specialist.
I made the appointment after a particularly harrowing sinus infection that had me swallowing pills the size of a quarter and resulted in making me feel worse than when I was sick. If the side effect of a pill is to have pressure on your chest like a 300 lb man sitting on a can of soup, I say die of whatever illness you have because it is just not worth it.
A few months later, my appointment arrived. Along with the start of a new infection. Now that's TIMING!
I made my way to the hospital downtown and parked 6 blocks away when I finally found a spot that wasn't already taken. It started raining as I made my way to the doors (of course) and I had left my umbrella in the trunk of my Jeep. What? You carry your umbrella? I do not understand the fancy ways of your people.
A good twenty minutes before my scheduled appointment, I wandered into the doctor's office. To be told I had the wrong one. With the last name Pillay, how would you think there would be two of them on the same office floor? Alright then.
Down the hall, I entered the ENT (Ears, Nose, Throat) office and started waiting. And waiting. And waiting. Over an hour and a half went by before I was seen. The doctor entered. He was the sweetest thing on Earth and I adored him. He was patient, had a sense of humour, listened to me, asked questions, seemed interested in the answers, etc.
Then, he took a slim, silver hook, shoved it in my nose and lifted. He did it again in the other nostril. Hmmm. I do see some mucus build up. And then he scheduled a CAT scan.
It took two hours for me to see a doctor, have him look up my nose, and tell me I have boogers.
I love our health system.