Why you should visit doctors in the morning hours
Hi, my name is Clark. Recently, I suffered some really serious food poisoning. You know Christmas holidays and all. My refrigerator was not supplying power as it should and unfortunately I did not know that. So I just dined upon a piece of chicken – that was enough to land me in plenty of trouble.
My sister had told me to go to the hospital immediately when I reported feeling nauseous and light headed. It was a few hours before dusk and I did not fancy visiting the hospital at night. Long story short, I had a really long night. The sweating, the headaches, abdominal pain and nausea were enough to drive me insane. It was relatively warm winter night but still every inch of my body seemed to be on fire. I was slipping in and out of my sleep every few minutes.
It goes without saying that the first thing I did when I woke up was to go to the doctor’s. I had grown accustomed to going to the hospital at night. It always seemed to me like there is always a congregation of sick people. Today however, there was barely a soul. The receptionist told me that the doctor had not arrived either and advised me to have a seat and wait for a moment. She called the doctor after I had expounded in excruciating detail about my predicament.
In fact I was greatly relieved when she asked me to sit down because I felt like my feet would give in any moment. My eyes were seriously hurting and I kept closing them for what seemed like an eternity even to me. She must have seen my contorted facial expression and deemed it very necessary to get the doctor to see me immediately.
The receptionist was impossibly friendly. I had no idea a person could be that friendly. She offered to get me a cup of coffee but the thought of food made me feel sicker. Instead, I chose to drink some water. It made me feel much better for some reason or another.
Had I gone to the institution in the evening or even afternoon hours, I would get such treatment. I guess it is true that people usually fall sick in the evening. The hospital queues at these hours are enough to make you decide that you are not sick and go back home. I sat there for a not more than ten minutes and the doctor arrived.
If the receptionist was friendly, the doctor was much more. He looked well rested (if my judgment is reliable enough) and has a warm and friendly smile on him. I immediately liked this guy. He assessed my problem and wrote a prescription for me. Apparently it was a mild case of salmonella. As I sat at the receptionist’s again, I was just wondering to myself if I was experiencing a mild version of the infection how serious is the acute version.
Either way, I spent no more than half an hour at the doctor’s that day. The best part is that I did not have to carry home with me a cocktail of drugs – I hate medicine passionately. Visiting a doctor in the morning hours is undeniably the best way to get things done faster.