BBB, Better Business Bureau or Bundle Branch Block

There is the BBB, and then there is the BBB that I read about on about.com.

My wife, Judy, has been diagnosed with that second BBB of which I learned more from Mayo Clinic and even more from the American Health Association.

Medical tests have been underway for a couple weeks already, with more medical procedures still in the works. The results that have been provided to Judy thus far have been inconclusive as to what is what.

Of course, as most of us would feel, Judy has been undergoing the anxiety of the BBB diagnosis without yet knowing the prognosis. While there is enough anxiety just having the diagnosis and awaiting to undergo the prescribed medical procedures, there a couple other big anxiety producers that are totally unnecessary and unforgivable. One is the fact that the medical providers have been very lax at informing Judy what each procedure involves and what to expect before the medical test is actually performed. We have since counteracted that one by asking what all is entailed with each procedure. Another needless anxiety producer is the fact that medical providers, and especially the cardiologist, have been extremely slow to inform Judy of the restults of tests already performed, with days and even a week going by after the results are known to the medical provider. They have all been contacted about that concern, and yet to no avail. A recent call to the cardiologist’s office after 3 days of waiting resulted in Judy being informed that the doctor was not in at the moment and that he would be off work the following day but that he would be given the message that Judy had called. Judy had an interesting response: She told the person with whom she was speaking that she could have heart attack because of the anxiety of waiting for information from the heart doctor.

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About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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