Yesterday, I had an ultrasound performed. I was told that the results of the procedure would be known today. I rang my doctor's office and spoke with the receptionist. She said that a nurse would be calling me back shortly as she was 'just finishing up with a patient'. That was two hours ago. I rang back after about 90 minutes to ask (a different receptionist) if the nurse were now available & was told that she was 'with a patient'. No time quote could be given to when she'd ring me except that it would be 'before the end of the day'. I certainly wish that the first receptionist hadn't dangled the possibility that the nurse would be prompt in sharing the test results with me. It set up a false sense of timeliness. I'm beginning to think that when it comes to matters of health one must be prepared to settle in and wait.
Twenty minutes after speaking to the second receptionist, I received the test results via email. If I were a doctor, then I'd know how to interpret them. I'm more freaked out now then when I was just waiting for all eternity for the nurse to call me back. There's forty minutes left until it's the 'end of the day'. May the nurse call me, so that I can either calm down or be freaked out but with a clear idea of why.