I tore my quadriceps tendon 10 weeks ago. A nasty injury -- hopefully no one else has to go through it. At the time, I wasn't sure what happened. Thought it was a bad quad strain. I could still walk, albeit with a nasty limp.
My insurance requires me to go to a GP and get a referral. I called my normal doc, he had retired. Oops. Booked the next available appointment with someone else.
So I get there and the hospital is a maze of entrances, doors, elevators and sorts of BS. I finally found the right place. Mind you -- I wandered through there for 20 minutes on a torn quad tendon. Hadn't been diagnosed, didn't have a brace or crutches yet.
So they force me to fill out reams of paperwork because I was a "new patient". Apparently I was new because the old doc had retired.
They take my blood pressure, which is high, because I'm in pain and pissed off.
Finally get to see the doc and all she wants to talk about is my high blood pressure. I'm like, doc, I'm here because I hurt my knee. Can you look at it? She hasn't a clue what could be wrong with my knee. Writes the referral (THANK YOU). Wants to talk to me more about blood pressure meds. I threw the prescription away. I'll never go back. Just unbelievable to me that someone is sitting in the office with a major injury and they want to talk about my blood pressure. Maybe I should have gone to the ER. But I'm an old school masochist who thinks that is only for people who are dying.