(I say “teaching schedule,” but this is probably true for many professions. I get that teachers aren’t the only grown-ups with problems!)
I officially really need to be in a doctor’s office ASAP re: my foot (specifically, the toenail that has decided growing into my flesh is preferable to growing on top of the flesh). I don’t feel I have been putting this off, necessarily. I went to te ER a few weeks ago about it, followed up with my PCP as directed, and saw a podiatrist on 8/6 who said it looked good. It looked good to me, too, for a long time. But last night it started bleeding again, and today it looks and feels about as good as it did when I was in the ER.
Inservice starts Monday. The earliest I can even call the doctor will be Monday at lunch because the office isn’t open before I need to be at inservice presentations. The absolute best case scenario is that I get into to see the doctor Tuesday afternoon—I’m giving a presentation Tues morning (this is assuming that I don’t first need to go back to my PCP to get another referral). Last time I made an appointment I was as flexible as it is possible to be and the best they could do was a week from when I called. That puts me into the first week of school—plus my foot is only going to get worse and more painful between now and then.
TL;DR: going to urgent care first thing tomorrow morning. How do adults deal with medical stuff? I’ve realized this summer how very lucky I am to have pretty decent health insurance and a job that is somewhat flexible (i.e., I certainly wouldn’t get fired if I had to miss a day for a doctor’s appointment). Plus reliable transportation to get me to medical care. So glad none of this happened during my brief insurance-less-ness last summer.