The emergency room gave me ibuprofen for pain. Now, I've got a REALLY good pain tolerance, but ibuprofen just isn't cutting it.
the suck: I called the ortho this morning around 9. the voice mail for the patient care coordinator (to whom I was transferred when I explained what I needed) said she would be in between 730 and 1230 today. Fine, I leave a message with the pertinent information. No reesponse. Now, I know that it was in reference to today, because she gave the date. It's a friday, so no one is in tomorrow.
I call back. Operator transfrs me to the same person. It's now WELL past 1230. I hit O and try again. TRANSFERS ME TO THE SAME PERSON AGAIN. BOTH times I specifically said [person's name] isn't in the office, but I need to speak to someone.
Finally, the third operator I got took pity on me and tracked down someone who IS in the office that might be able to help
the free advice: Don't run down the stairs. Turns out that's a damn good way to fuck up your knee(s)--it's apparently one of the more common causes of knee injuries.
EDIT: It seems they MIGHT have tried to call back--I'm apparently having issues receiving incoming calls. The second half, when I called back, is still, imo, a suck though.