I got a call from the Clinical Fellow who ordered my sleep study this morning. I was surprised to hear from him because my results weren’t due to be finished until mid May. They did a lot of different testing and want all results back and reviewed by the various services and then the consulting physician before I come to get them, so I have an appointment at the end of May for that. Anyway, I answered, wondering why someone from the sleep lab might be calling and he said he had just received the final study for sleep apnea and that everything looked good there…no sign of apnea or a decrease in oxygen saturation while I sleep, which is quite a nice relief. I thanked him and told him it was good of him to call….he’s going to make a really good specialist when he finishes his fellowship. By the time they reach this point in their training, most people are already jaded in some way or have grown that shield necessary to stay detached from the drama involved in people’s health, life and death. To find someone who actually cares about how his patient’s feel is pretty rare and it tends to make for the best kind of physician, when it comes to bedside manner. I appreciate it, anyway.
So yay! One down. No sleep apnea and no C-Pap machine for me. The rest of the results will come late May. I’m really so thankful for all of this
Things at work have been okay this week – busy as anything but the bosses are busy elsewhere and haven’t been on my case too much. I’m enjoying every moment lol! On that note … it’s back to the piles of work for me. 🙂